The Republican nominee has claimed that the elections are rigged, and now he is lashing out at the media. He gave the free press the same nickname he uses to attack his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
“I’m not running against Crooked Hillary,” he told a crowd. “I’m running against the crooked media.”
Trump has banned many publications from his campaign rallies, including the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Politico, and the Washington Post.
Donald Trump often brags about the number of people that attend his rallies and states that they are much more than Hillary Clinton. He also expressed the idea that this should lead to more votes.
Donald Trump is also upset with the media for not “discussing the real message” nor mentioning the reaction of his crowds. The Billionaire tweeted, “My rallies are not covered properly by the media. They never discuss the real message and never show crowd size or enthusiasm.”
According to ABC.net, Trump is upset about a number of stories he claims are false.
“Mr Trump seemed particularly upset with a New York Times article that quoted unnamed associates of his as saying that in private “his mood is often sullen and erratic”. Republicans close to his campaign were quoted as saying he was “exhausted, frustrated and still bewildered” by the political process.”
According to Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort stated on CNN’s State of the Union that Trump is focused and talked about their crowds.
“Trump is very plugged in,” Manafort told on CNN. “Very connected. We’re seeing crowds that are end of October numbers, not August numbers. He’s appearing to between 10, 15, 20,000 people. That tells you the campaign is working.”
There have been many media stories surrounding Trump and his business practices since the beginning of his campaign. His Trump University lawsuit, tax returns and inflammatory comments he has made.
Trump was accused of implying that Hillary Clinton will have to be assassinated to prevent her from taking away people’s guns. The Republican nominee also said that Hillary Clinton and Obama founded ISIS, and there are mixed messages coming from his campaign as to whether he was being sarcastic or not.
His running mate Mike Pence said he was being serious, while Trump has said he was being sarcastic, followed by “not that sarcastic.”
Donald Trump has recommended Congress stops free press through first amendment libel laws. According to The Guardian, Trump wants to be able to sue the press for negative stories.
Many political pundits feel that Trump’s claims of a bias media and rigged election without proof is a backup plan if he loses against Hillary Clinton.
A New York Times report suggests that Trump’s campaign is falling apart and the publication quoted sources from 20 people connected to Trump anonymously. Trump allegedly relies on his family a great deal.
“Mr. Trump’s reliance on his family has only grown more pronounced. Mr. Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, who has no background in politics, has expanded his role: He now has broad oversight over areas including the campaign’s budget, messaging and strategy, with the power to approve spending. Mr. Trump has also continued to seek advice from Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager whom Mr. Trump ousted in June at his children’s urging.”
Donald Trump’s claims that he is running against the media also has to do with the fact that some of the negative stories about him have anonymous sources. However, Trump frequently uses media in the same nature to attack Hillary.
The Republican nominee has also retweeted false stats from white supremacy organizations. Trump has also accused the media of misconstruing comments he makes in interviews and his campaign trail.
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