Trump’s Latest ‘Fake News’ Attack Has Media in an Uproar: Kim’s Our Friend Now, Journalists Are the ‘Real Threat’
Mere days after his meeting with Kim Jong Un, President Trump has once again decided that the real enemy is the media.
So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have “begged” for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
It’s not the first time he’s said this, but coming on the heels of the North Korea summit it stunned a lot of people:
Just the President of the United States calling the free press “our country’s biggest enemy” two days after meeting with a brutal dictator.https://t.co/G170al7WZF
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) June 13, 2018
Listen guys – back off of Kim Jong Un. He’s a funny guy who loves his people.
The enemy we really need to keep an eye on is the media – they are the ones who are seeking to destroy us. https://t.co/pN1nZzKZm3
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 13, 2018
ISIS? Taliban? Al-Shabab? Iran? Nah, our president says “Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News” https://t.co/g97wvHCpr5
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) June 13, 2018
Kim is our friend now. The real threat to the United States are journalists. https://t.co/1Dcww2jRVu
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 13, 2018
Coming soon: columns on the theme of “actually, the Fake News really _is_ our country’s greatest enemy, and not Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, al-Qaeda, ISIS…” https://t.co/69NWHP4TIc
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 13, 2018
Let’s see if I have this straight: North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, the president says, Kim Jong-Un is trustworthy, & “our country’s biggest enemy” is journalists. https://t.co/xXgC8bpYRN
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) June 13, 2018
“Our country’s biggest enemy is the fake news” — wow https://t.co/0dF9MQMzz6
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 13, 2018
The last 17 months have proven that the American press is stronger than any demagogue. But Trump’s “enemy” talk is still disgusting.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 13, 2018
“Our country’s biggest enemy…” Does that include Iran and what’s left of ISIS? Just curious. https://t.co/7mD4M85Pl9
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 13, 2018
Just another day of being the country’s greatest enemy.
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) June 13, 2018
The president says that the media is a bigger enemy to America than North Korea.
How’s that for a sentence?
— Philip Bump (@pbump) June 13, 2018
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