Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Trumper Tantrum

Like good old Richard Nixon of yore, Donald Trump, largely a creation of the media, decides he is going to bite the hand that feeds him.

Remember the media, especially outfits like CNN, have been taking marching orders from their CEOs and other bigwigs and have given hours and hours and hours of free advertising for Donald Trump while in effect having shut out all other voices during this primary season.

This is the main reason why no other GOP candidate was able to gain any traction whatsoever. It was all Trump 24/7. This is one of the major reasons, the other being demographics, is why the GOP is in trouble in the fall and in the long term.

This morning, Donald Trump held a press conference to answer questions about a fundraiser he held four months ago on behalf of veterans’ groups, and perhaps more so than ever before, he made explicit his contempt for the media that have given him so much attention over the past year. Not only that, he promised to continue to attack them whenever they fail to give him the kind of coverage Russian state-owned media give Vladimir Putin.

It was little short of a declaration of war.

You really don't want to piss off the media even if you are allegedly worth 10 billion dollars.

The meltdown itself. Trump's remarks are about 10 minutes into the video:

As the author of the WP piece notes, imagine Hillary Clinton doing this. She would have demands for her to quit the race, be run out of town in disgrace for such blatant dishonesty.

Hillary Clinton is not dishonest at all. Trump is a brazen liar about everything. However, Clinton is held to far higher standards than Trump, at least until now.

Don't tell me sexism isn't at work here.

Regardless, Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. This is regardless of whether Donald Trump was a stalking horse for her or not.

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