Trump Fires Back At ‘Worthless’ Boston Globe Remarks
On Sunday, Donald Trump fired back at the insulting comments issued from TheBoston Globe imagining what America would be like if Trump were president.
The faux publication from TheGlobe showed an image of Trump himself; the front page read, “Deportations to Begin: President Trump calls for tripling of ICE forces; riots continue.” This imaginary article, satirically called “Trump’s America,” focused on Trump’s anti-immigrant sentiments and supposed fascist tendencies, The Inquisitr reported.
“The Trump-In-Cheek page continues with additional topics such as ‘Curfews Extended in Multiple Cities,’ ‘U.S. Soldiers Refuse Orders to Kill ISIS Families,’ ‘New Libel Law Targets ‘Absolute Scum’ in Press.'”
Donald Trump blasts Boston Globe's fake front page satirizing his bid for president https://t.co/zYLnaGRj9w
— Shadreck Nkala (@ShadreckNkala1) April 11, 2016
The rest of the mock publication features many satirical and sardonic articles of interest.
“Heavy spring snow closed Trump National Park for the first time since it dropped its loser name, Yellowstone, in January.”
” ‘A Trumping to Remember,’ the president’s first romance novel, was yanked from the shelves after the publisher acknowledged portions were cribbed from a May, 1986, edition of Penthouse.”
In an editor’s note, The Globe explained the significance of their mock publication.
“This is Donald Trump’s America. What you read on this page is what might happen if the GOP frontrunner can put his ideas into practice, his words into action. Many Americans might find this vision appealing, but the Globe’s editorial board finds it deeply troubling.”
In light of this satirical but simultaneously scathing mock-up, Trump supporters were not the only ones who spoke out; the man himself also spoke about the faux publication. Donald Trump appeared to have been very offended by the efforts of The Boston Globe, saying that the news source was “worthless.”
“How about that stupid Boston Globe? It’s worthless, sold for a dollar,” Trump said at a Rochester, New York, rally on Sunday, according to The Hill.
“They pretended Trump is the president and they made up,” the candidate continued. “The whole front page is a make-believe story, which is really no different from the whole paper…. The whole thing is made up.”
Donald further claimed that he believes that the paper has received a lot of criticism and backlash because of the mock publication.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 11, 2016
The editorial staff defended their decision to post the fake publication, saying that it was built off of the intention to shed light on the dangers of a potential Trump presidency.
“That’s not a pretty picture. But then nothing about the billionaire real estate developer’s quest for the nation’s highest office has been pretty. He winks and nods at political violence at his rallies. He says he wants to ‘open up’ libel laws to punish critics in the news media and calls them ‘scum.’ He promised to shut out an entire class of immigrants and visitors to the United States on the sole basis of their religion. […] The Republican Party’s standard deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man […] elected on the convention floor. It is better to lose with principle than to accept a dangerous deal from a demagogue.”
Something can be said for Donald Trump: he is a stubborn man who knows how to win over public sentiments, even in the midst of supposed instances of political incorrectness. Rather than defending himself against the claims of The Boston Globe, Trump decided to attack them ad hominem.
Whether the statements of the source are just representations of the future or whether it was unfair of them to say such things, only time can tell. However, one thing is certain: the closer we come to the presidential election, the more intense and personal such “fights” will become.
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