Trump Continues Attack on Media: They 'Give a Platform to Hate Groups' and 'Turn a Blind Eye to...Violence'
Continuing his attack on the mainstream media at his Make America Great Again rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump kept hitting The New York Times and The Washington Post hard.
“The New York Times essentially apologized after I won the election because the coverage was so bad,” the president said, continuing by saying that its coverage briefly got better but then devolved back into what he considers to be poor coverage.
“The Washington Post is terrible,” he also opined, echoing sentiments from earlier in his speech.
From there, the tone of the speech turned as Trump claimed that there are some “great honest networks.”
“Fox has treated me fairly,” he said, to a round of applause from the crowd.
He continued, pointing specifically to various Fox News shows.
“How good is 'Hannity'?” Trump asked the crowd gathered in Phoenix. “And 'Fox & Friends' in the morning is the best show,” he added, speaking of a show that he retweets frequently. “It's the absolute most honest show,” he continued.
“Oh, boy, those cameras are going off,” Trump said, pointing to the media balcony. “Oh, wow. Why don't you just fold them up and take them home? Those cameras are going off.”
The president then opined that many were “very nervous to have me on live television because this can't happen.” He kept on by saying that he was an “honest person” and that the mainstream media is the opposite.
“Not only does the media give a platform to hate groups, but the media turns a blind eye to the gang violence on our streets,” he said, adding that they also ignore the failure of the public schools and the destruction of the U.S. wealth at the hands of the “terrible, terrible trade deals.”