Amateur president Donald Trump’s press conference Thursday was so off the rails that it trended quickly on Twitter. Trump used a good portion of the 77 minutes he spent on the air lashing out at the media again. Trump lied about his Electoral College win, ordered a black reporter to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, called the Russia scandal “fake news,” dismissed a question about protesters inundating Republican town hall meetings by saying that most of them are Democrats and shouted down a Jewish reporter in an unhinged rant. And that’s just the short list.
Lashing out at the media will backfire on Trump. Bigly.
“I have never seen more dishonest media, frankly than the political media,” Trump said. “The leaks are real. The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.”
Trump is referring to Michael Flynn’s scandal in which he spoke with a Russian ambassador about sanctions while former President Barack Obama was still in office. Trump is plagued with scandals right now and he’s only been on the job for a few weeks and he is blaming the media for his own incompetence.
So, CNN decided to have a little fun and put together a clip of Trump’s most outlandish hand gestures at last night’s news conference. The clip is set to classical music.
— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2017
CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post have been regularly targeted by Trump. The alleged president, though, doesn’t find fault with Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. “Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday. Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy!” Trump tweeted this morning.
Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday. Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
That’s right, he gave a shout out to Rush Limbaugh. Let that sink in for a moment. CNN earned the right to make a parody clip of Trump’s presser.
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