President Trump Vows to ‘Hit Back’ at ‘Corrupt Fake News Media’
Trump unloads on 'enemy of the people' CNN and New York Times
President Donald Trump torched the "Corrupt Media" for pushing "Fake News" in response to recent negative coverage of his successes, vowing he will continue to "hit back" at the "enemy of the people," despite complaints from his critics.
Following negative reporting regarding his historic UK state visit last week, the president torched the establishment media for again attacking his victory over Mexico in negotiating an illegal immigration deal.
“I know it is not at all ‘Presidential’ to hit back at the Corrupt Media, or people who work for the Corrupt Media, when they make false statements about me or the Trump Administration,” President Trump acknowledged on Twitter.
“Problem is, if you don’t hit back, people believe the Fake News is true. So we’ll hit back!”
According to Breitbart, Trump spent the weekend challenging a New York Times story reporting that his new deal with Mexico to help secure the border was already underway when he threatened economic tariffs on the country.
“The Failing New York Times and ratings-challenged CNN will do anything possible to see our Country fail!” he wrote.
“They are truly The Enemy of the People!”
The story challenged a big win for the president’s decision to use tariffs as a negotiating weapon.
Mexico officials moved quickly to address the problem, traveling to Washington, DC, to make an agreement with the president to ward off the tariffs.
“When will the Failing New York Times admit that their front page story on the new Mexico deal at the Border is a FRAUD and nothing more than a badly reported ‘hit job’ on me, something that has been going on since the first day I announced for the presidency!” Trump wrote on Monday. “Sick Journalism.”
Trump accused the Times of purposely reporting fake news to damage his reputation.
“The Failing New York Times story on Mexico and Illegal Immigration through our Southern Border has now been proven shockingly false and untrue, bad reporting, and the paper is embarrassed by it,” he wrote.
“The only problem is that they knew it was Fake News before it went out. Corrupt Media!”
Another false report in the Failing @nytimes. We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico. Additionally, and for many years,....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
.....Mexico was not being cooperative on the Border in things we had, or didn’t have, and now I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative and want to get the job properly done. Importantly, some things.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
.....not mentioned in yesterday press release, one in particular, were agreed upon. That will be announced at the appropriate time. There is now going to be great cooperation between Mexico & the USA, something that didn’t exist for decades. However, if for some unknown reason...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
.....there is not, we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position of Tariffs - But I don’t believe that will be necessary. The Failing @nytimes, & ratings challenged @CNN, will do anything possible to see our Country fail! They are truly The Enemy of the People!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
When will the Failing New York Times admit that their front page story on the the new Mexico deal at the Border is a FRAUD and nothing more than a badly reported “hit job” on me, something that has been going on since the first day I announced for the presidency! Sick Journalism— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2019
Trump said that the media were purposefully trying to diminish the impact of his deal made with Mexico, arguing that they would have responded to an Obama victory differently.
If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and for the Economy, the Corrupt Media would be hailing them as Incredible, & a National Holiday would be immediately declared. With me, despite our record setting Economy and all that I have done, no credit!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
“If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and for the Economy, the Corrupt Media would be hailing them as Incredible, and a National Holiday would be immediately declared,” he wrote.
“With me, despite our record-setting Economy and all that I have done, no credit!”