Among the attributes that make Donald Trump an unconventional President, is his tenacious grit when it comes to keeping the mainstream media in line.
From the start, the Trump administration understood that they would be facing an uphill battle with the leftist press. CNN, MSNBC and others have been dominating the cable news landscape for months, and it is no secret that these organizations are inherently biased against republicans. Furthermore, beyond simple partisan hackery, the mainstream media as a whole has been anti-Trump. Period.
This “resistance” to the leader of the free world has altered the way in which Americans get their news, as the nation turns to smaller and more fair sources in the free press of the internet.
During this time of rampant bias, the President has been working to decry “fake news”, and asking Americans to question what is put before them as fact. In the case of the Washington Post, another left-leaning rag, the President himself had some concerns about a recent tweet by one of their reporters.
When called out by POTUS himself, the reporter crumpled like an eggshell.
“A Washington Post reporter on Saturday apologized for his ‘bad tweet’ after President Trump called him out by name for posting a misleading photo about the crowd size during Friday’s rally.
“’It was a bad tweet on my personal account, not a story for Washington Post,’ the reporter, Dave Weigel, tweeted Saturday. ‘I deleted it after like 20 minutes. Very fair to call me out.’
“In a now-deleted tweet, Weigel, known for his humorous take on the news on Twitter, posted a photo of a half empty arena to mock Trump for saying Friday’s rally in Pensacola was ‘packed to the rafters.’
“But that photo was not taken while Trump was speaking. Trump tweeted photos showing the arena full.
“Said Trump: ‘.@daveweigel @washingtonpost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo!’”
The left has decried the President’s engagement of the media in recent months, however, incidents like this continue to illustrate precisely why these sorts of reality checks are completely necessary.