Trump got very honest about the media at his rally …
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 6, 2018
Trump made the comments at a rally in Montana, where he campaigned alongside Republican state auditor Matt Rosendale to sink the re-election campaign of Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The hateful anti-media rhetoric reached millions of people because it was carried live on Fox News and streamed on multiple websites.
CNN’s Abby Phillip, at the rally, observed: “So there’s your answer to the question of whether Trump’s rhetoric would change after 5 journalists were gunned down in Annapolis.”
The spark for Trump’s comment seemed to be his lingering frustration with the way his summit with Kim Jong Un was covered by the media. He repeatedly vented about unnamed commentators who criticized him for deciding to hold the summit.
“Fake news!” he said of the critiques. “They are fake news media.”
Funny that CNN is covering this part of his rally, and not funny ‘ha ha.’
Brian Stelter seemed especially testy about Trump’s comments regarding the media:
"The crooked press." "They are so dishonest." "Fake news." "Bad people." https://t.co/0UH7HehiHD
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 6, 2018
Bad people might have been going a tad too far … but crooked, dishonest, fake doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch these days.
He's not wrong though.
I mean, are you a good person then if you choose to lie daily because in order to garner support for your political party?
— Space Force Admiral Shane's Hat (@oklumberman) July 6, 2018
Hrm. Not an unfair point.
“This is a common Trump tactic — driving a wedge between "good" and "bad" journalists.” So, do the good journalists no longer let you slide down their cellar door? Is that what’s bothering you, Bunky?
— Tom Hennigan (@scolaighe) July 6, 2018
Tough crowd, Bri.
Heres a hint…maybe if the press treated Trump half as good as they did Obama, Trump would do the same in return. So stop whining.
— Gregg (@ECTSpoiler41) July 6, 2018
Wait, you mean if they covered him in a fair manner he might treat them in the same way?
Get outta here.
This is a very accurate description of the MSM. Imagine if the left-wing media were actually real journalists and reporters. They would be ALL over the Strzok story. Obama FBI meddled in election to stop Trump under Obama's guidance. Holy crap, story of the century!!
— Ron Jeffries (@rjeffries99) July 6, 2018
@CNN Ratings are so low only stupid people watch them – FACT!
— BHearrin (@BHearrin13) July 6, 2018
No Whataburger story? Really?
— Barbara (@Joan1Barb) July 6, 2018
We wouldn’t hold our breath waiting for CNN to cover the teen who was attacked by an adult for wearing a MAGA hat. And if they do cover it, it’ll be a blip.
I mean you had a cnn employee laughing at a grown man attacking a child.
— skibicki (@skibicki1) July 6, 2018
Paging Marc Lamont Hill.
Don’t get bitter, Brian, get better.
— DW (@BoogieBumper) July 6, 2018
He should absolutely listen to THIS^ advice.
— Mike ⚓ Hawk (@Voted4Trump420) July 6, 2018
Heh, we see what he did here.