After Donald Trump attacked the media at his press conference, the media attacked back.
At his press conference, Trump said, “I have to tell you. The press is so dishonest and so unfair.” Trump whined, “I sent people checks of a lot of money, and we’re going to give you the names right now, which is what you want, and instead of being like thank you very much, Mr. Trump or Trump, did a good job. Everyone’s saying who got it, who got it, and you make me look vert bad I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job, so I will give you the names if that’s what you want. ”
Trump called a reporter from ABC News a sleaze:
WATCH: Donald Trump calls ABC reporter "a sleaze." pic.twitter.com/0DxoksTgzb
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 31, 2016
Here is a Vine of some of Trump’s attacks on the media at his press conference:
— POLITICO (@politico) May 31, 2016
The media hit Trump hard with legitimate questions, and stripped the glossy image off of the Republican nominee:
Last wk Team Clinton was fretting abt coverage of an empty lectern. Now they’re wondering how they can get this occupied one played on loop
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 31, 2016
Imagine, for a moment, this happening during an East Room press conference with a visiting head of state. https://t.co/MSqLM8GFcl
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) May 31, 2016
To recap: Trump said he raised $6 million for veterans. He didn't raise $6 million for veterans. He believes pointing this out is dishonest.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) May 31, 2016
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 31, 2016
“It’s our job” to ask these questions, she says. Yes it is . https://t.co/oFHAe7efbN
— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) May 31, 2016
Trump being Trump, still stunning how he embraces idea of attacking any pol who isn't w/him, It's not just bad politics, it's bad governing
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) May 31, 2016
Some in the press are beginning to change their tune on Trump after the Republican nominee said at his press conference that he will continue to attack the media if he elected president. The Trump press conference was a complete debacle, and it is clear that there is a growing consensus among the media that they are sick of Trump’s demands for special treatment, and failure to understand the job of a journalist.
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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