Trump Trolls Media Over DNC: ‘Hope You Had a Great Weekend at Your Convention'
President takes veiled jab at biased left-wing media
President Donald Trump lived up to his reputation as master troller after he took aim at left-wing mainstream reporters, telling them he hoped they all had a “great weekend” at their "convention," referring to the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
“It’s good to see you all,” the president said to the press.
“Hope you had a great weekend at your convention.”
Trump: “It’s good to see you all. Hope you had a great weekend at your convention.” pic.twitter.com/9BR5OlLIqP— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 23, 2020
The media and celebrities alike praised the convention despite abysmal ratings.
CNBC, for example, gushed over the former First Lady Michelle Obama's speech:
“Michelle Obama tells ‘the cold hard truth’ in a searing DNC keynote speech."
Rachel Maddow and Nicolle Wallace also raced to praise her:
“And then Michelle Obama starts talking, and we’re all like – none of us breathed for 18 minutes,” Maddow said.
Wallace said Mrs. Obama “delivered epic shade” using the phrase, “it is what it is,” according to Fox News.
Meanwhile, CNN's senior political analyst and Polico's chief Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, applauded former President Barack Obama’s convention speech.
“Barack Obama just delivered the finest convention speech in modern history (again),” Lizza gushed on Twitter.
“Spell-binding, chilling, optimistic, beautifully written, and expertly delivered. Incredible moment.”
Barack Obama just delivered the finest convention speech in modern history (again). Spell-binding, chilling, optimistic, beautifully written, and expertly delivered. Incredible moment.— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 20, 2020
Moreover, the media bias against Trump was predictably rampant, as the conservative Media Research Center found outlets were 150 times more negative of President Trump than Joe Biden.
“From June 1 through July 31, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts focused 512 minutes of airtime on the President, or nine times more than the 58 minutes allotted to Biden,” Newsbusters reported.
“This is an even wider gap than the spring when Trump received seven times more coverage than Biden (523 minutes vs. 75 minutes).”
“During these two months, our analysts documented 668 evaluative statements about the President, 95% of which (634) were negative, vs. a mere five percent (34) that were positive,” the report continued.
“Using the same methodology (fully described at the end of this article), we found very few evaluative statements about Joe Biden — just a dozen, two-thirds of which (67%) were positive.”
Neon Nettle reported that MSNBC's anchor Joy Reid claimed Biden was appealing to the white working-class voter when he spoke during his acceptance speech on the final night of the Convention.
Reid's evidence that Biden spoke to white working-class voters was because "he is one," she claimed.