The White House’s resident narcissist, President Donald Trump, drifts even further from reality Wednesday morning with another attempt to discredit and bully the free press.
Shortly after 8:00 am, no doubt the minute he woke up, he tweeted:
‘Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!’
‘If the people of our great country could only see how viciously and inaccurately my administration is covered by certain media!’
If President Trump was half as concerned about the actions of his administration: being tolerant and transparent and making moves politically which are in the best interest of Americans, then perhaps he wouldn’t feel that way about the coverage of him. The media are indeed relentless in their attempts to get to the bottom of the Trump/Russia collusion concerns, but that should not be surprising given the severity of the allegations, the complexity of the situation and the lack of information provided to the public at this time.
Donald Trump’s consistent assurances that he has “no ties” to Russia have been proven false on so many occasions — alongside many things he and his administration have said, they undermined their own credibility. They’ve proven they have a lack of conscience and competence, and therefore there is a responsibility on the side of the press to fact-check him and his team, highlight holes in his perspectives and consequently policies, and advocate for the opposition.
Donald Trump’s constant shots at the free press are fundamentally a testament to how little he respects the founding principles of this country, given that all of these things he condemns the press for, are protected First Amendment rights.
Keep crying about it though, Trump, it’s gotten you really far up to this point.