On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump created quite the controversy when he tweeted a video of himself body-slamming a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his head. Trump also added the hashtags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN for “fraud news network.”
This capped off a week of bizarre tweets and many saw this as an incitement to violence toward the media.
During a speech the night before at the “Celebrate Freedom” rally at Kennedy Center, the president denounced the press. “The fake media is trying to silence us, but we will not let them. The people know the truth,” he said. “The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not.”
His attack on the media drew a standing ovation.
Was Trump’s goal to distract the public from another week failure? After promising to pass a new health care bill, the vote was once again postponed because the GOP could not come to an understanding. Not to mention that the CBO predicted that the new bill would cause 22 million people to lose health care. There is also the new commission on voter fraud that most states are refusing to cooperate with.
If Trump was trying to deflect from all the embarrassment, he did a great job.
However, some people have a different opinion.
“President Trump is not well,” Scarborough and Brzezinski concluded after the Trump ranted against them.
Although Trump started his campaign by attacking the press for “fake news,” he seems to be taking it a step further against anybody that criticizes him.
His tweets have become more provocative and shriller. The message is that whoever criticizes Trump are bad people who are trying to ruin his presidency.
Dana Loesch, an N.R.A. spokeswoman claims that the left “use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again.”