President Donald Trump brilliantly used the media to bypass the media and speak directly to the American people in a free-wheeling “marathon” hour and a half press conference. Trump knows the media even better than they know themselves – even before he was finished Trump included a prediction for how the media would cover the press conference:
Tomorrow, they will say, Donald Trump rants and raves at the press. I’m not ranting and raving. I’m telling you you’re dishonest people, but I’m not ranting and raving. I love this. I’m having a good time doing it, but tomorrow’s headlines are going to be Donald Trump, rants and rants. I’m not ranting.
“Trump goes on marathon rant against the media” – New York Post
“Trump complains that he ‘inherited a mess’ in rant against media” – Politico
“Trump Rants Against the Media in Rambling Press Conference” – Vanity Fair
“DC Daily: President Trump goes on extended rant about ‘fake news’ media, Russia, national security” – 10News
“‘Very insulting question’: Trump in bizarre rant at Jewish journalist” – Daily Mail
“Trump blasts CNN’s Jim Acosta in ‘fake news’ rant” – New York Daily News
Plus the L.A. Times had a headline referencing the president’s prediction: “Trump holds a ranting and raving press conference to assure Americans he doesn’t rant and rave.”
Do you notice something strange about all those headlines? They are all very similar. The thing to understand about all these liberal outfits is that they all use the same talking points.
Obviously, the media hated the press conference and went crazy over it with their descriptions. But their heroes Obama and Hillary would never open themselves up to the press in this way and for this long – Obama couldn’t speak without a teleprompter and Hillary once went almost 300 days without a press conference during her campaign.
Meanwhile middle America ate it up (as the president noted, his approval ratings are up) and loved every second of Trump standing up for us against the dishonest media. Anyone who watches that press conference knows Trump was not “ranting and raving” and that’s why it makes it so perfect that the media, as he predicted, said he was. They further lose their credibility by reporting something we can see with our own eyes is false.
Watch the full press conference for yourself to see:
Comparing the actual press conference to how the media described it only drives home Trump’s message at the beginning:
“I’m making this presentation directly to the American people with the media present, which, it’s an honor to have you this morning, because many of our nation’s reporters and folks will not tell you the truth and will not treat the wonderful people of our country with the respect that they deserve.”
It’s about time Americans are treated with the respect we deserve, thank you President Trump!
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