This week’s news has been crappy, I’m calling it. So this is a welcome distraction. Trump was talking to the press when one reporter, Peter Alexander of NBC News, asked Trump a Russia-related question (question below). That’s when Trump mounted his velociraptor with the laser-shooting headgear.
President Trump unloads on NBC News reporter Peter Alexander for his obnoxiousness and Democrat activism: “If you’d stop being an organ of the Democrats. This guy is the most biased reporter. You are so obviously biased. NBC News has less credibility with guys like you than CNN” pic.twitter.com/GXN8D9Zb4b
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 21, 2019
“This guy is the most bias reporter. You are so obviously biased, and that’s why the public has no confidence in the media.”
“I think CNN has more credibility than NBC News. And that’s not saying much.”
Here’s the question Peter Alexander said he asked of Trump:
Trump called me “an organ of the Democrats.”
Here was the question he didn’t like: “You said Russia was kicked out of the G8 because they outsmarted Obama; in fact it was because they annexed Crimea… They’re still there, why let them back in?” pic.twitter.com/aw086JW2K7
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 21, 2019
Love him or hate him, Trump tossing teleprompters, speechwriters, and poise up in the air and yelling “PULL!” is why he got elected. America was so desperate for someone genuine, so in need of real talk that wasn’t run by 27 consultants first, they pulled the lever for a reality show TV star famous for saying “You’re fired.”
Hashtag no regrets.
If the press attacks a president, it’s fine for that president to fire back. No, it’s not okay for a president to demand certain networks be taken off the air. It’s not fair for a president to single out news for unfair legal action. But fair ball when some pushback is warranted.
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Author: Courtney Kirchoff