The President has slammed ABC News and other mainstream media outlets in a deserved Twitter Rant!
Trump first lashed out at ABC for trying to make it look like he was mistaken, when mentioning that Hurricane Dorian — whose path at the time was still very uncertain – could impact Alabama, among other states.
Trump tweeted Sunday that “in addition to Florida—South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” That immediately led to questions because no one had mentioned any risk for Alabama.
Although the National Weather Service corrected Trump’s slip of the tongue, understandable amidst all the conflicting reports of the storm’s path, ABC sought to jump on the gaffe and make a much bigger issue over it, which irked the President.
He blasted the network for “a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter” Jonathan Karl. Trump then went on to say that his statement that “even Alabama could possibly come into play … WAS true.” The President added that “under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some ‘hurt.’ ” In the end, the good thing to remember is that it is “always good to be prepared!”
“Fake and Corrupt”
Not satisfied to just slam ABC for their negative and biased reports about the President, Trump then turned his ire to the rest of the “news media” this time not only accusing them of bias against him and his administration, but of being “corrupt.”
His latest attacks surround fact checking and sources and although he wasn’t specific about which publications had brought this particular round of anger, his livid Tweets on Labor Day did follow a slam against The Washington Post for a story about “The Squad.”
Before heading out to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, the President was busy on Twitter, attacking the media, FBI director James Comey, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, while also following the course of Dorian and retweeting plenty of weather updates and alerts.
The President tweeted, “The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do “fact checking” anymore, and are only looking for the “kill.” They take good news and make it bad. They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt…”