Donald Trump isn’t repairing the damage that has been done to his presidential campaign over the last 24 hours. Instead of fixing things, Trump tweeted an angry message about how CNN was trying to make him look bad.
This would be almost funny if Trump weren’t about to become the Republican nominee:
Wow, @CNN is really working hard to make me look as bad as possible. Very unprofessional. Hurting in ratings – bad television!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2016
In a little more than 24 hours Trump has refused to release his tax returns, been busted for being his own fake PR guy, thrown a fit when asked what his tax rate is, and been outed as a creepy misogynist who views his daughter in a sexual way.
Any normal person would look at the list above and see a lot of fires that need to be put out. Donald Trump’s biggest concern is that CNN reported the truth about him, so they are “unprofessional” and have bad ratings. Trump is supposed to be running for president, but judging from his Twitter stream, he spends most of his time watching cable news and hurling childish insults at people on social media.
Trump really believes that all he needs to do make all of this go away is whine to CNN about fairness. Trump may never realize this, but the media coverage is starting to change. Some of the nation’s most respected press outlets are beginning to examine Trump as the Republican nominee and a potential president, and the results have not been good.
His presidential campaign is having a terrible news cycle, but all Donald Trump is worried about is what CNN is saying about him.
Donald Trump is living in his own little world and seems to be completely oblivious to how close his campaign is coming to crashing down around him.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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