Instead of Press Conference, Donald Trump Hosts Media Roast
Donald Trump held a press conference today that sent the mainstream media into a tizzy. It was supposed to be about his new his nominee for Secretary of Labor. It turned into an all out media roast.
Here's Trump taking shots at the press coverage, and just absolutely abusing poor Jim Acosta.
The media is absolutely furious about this. Because Trump stood there and answered their questions, it seems:
MEDIA: WE NEED LOTS OF PRESS CONFERENCES— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 16, 2017
TRUMP: OK, I'LL TALK FOR TWO HOURS
MEDIA: THIS IS DISGRACEFUL AND UNPRECEDENTED!
NBC's Chuck Todd is leading the charge:
This not a laughing matter. I'm sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 16, 2017
Todd asked for it, and he got it:
The press delegitimatized themselves. 8 years.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 16, 2017
Chuck Todd sat and let John Lewis say Trump was not a legitimately elected president unchallenged. Grab a violin https://t.co/oJQ7w8vtr4— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 16, 2017
Reporters from Chuck Todd's network just yesterday were snarking on Twitter over legitimacy of Townhall getting a press question. 👌🏻🎻— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 16, 2017
Chuck Todd is employed by the same network of Brian Williams who made millions off stolen valor. That's your delegitimization.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 16, 2017
Bless your heart. https://t.co/JLLHLTSnOu— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 16, 2017
Obama's government literally spied you, and you took it. This one calls you names, and it's the end of democracy. https://t.co/SbmL6oGyML— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 16, 2017
And it turns out Todd is a total hypocrite:
Palmieri was a top consultant for the Clinton campaign. Then there's this:
From a buddy of mine out west. pic.twitter.com/Ru53cFkloh— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) February 16, 2017
Media outlets simply haven't figured out how to cover Trump, and how to ask relevant, interesting questions. They're just lining up, butthurt, to quiz Trump on things like crowdsize, the electoral college tallies, and other assorted nonsense. Because they refuse to ask any questions relevant to the national interest, the American public refuses to listen to them. It's a vicious cycle, and it's bad for democracy. Trump is mocking them because they're worthy of mockery.
Listening to DJT press conf., in middle of PA and watching press on my twitter is like parallel universe -- people think he is doing well.— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) February 16, 2017