Critics Fire Back With #TrumpGibberish After Trump Blames Media for Destroying Itself: ‘YOU Are Trying to Destroy the Free Press’
President Donald Trump, citing right-wing radio and Fox News host Mark Levin, blamed the media for “destroying the free press” on Twitter, prompting critics and reporters to quickly fire back: “YOU are trying to destroy the free press. You won’t be successful.”
Trump, who is currently attending the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, apparently found time on Saturday night to tune in to one of his favorite conservative media personalities, who inspired him to post the latest in a long line of rhetorical attacks against the press.
His wild, circular logic did not go unchallenged and prompted a new hashtag, #TrumpGibberish, to start trending.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) August 24, 2019
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 25, 2019
#TrumpGibberish I alone can save the space force from wind cancer.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 25, 2019
— Jennifer Mendelsohn ?? (@CleverTitleTK) August 25, 2019
Literally anything & everything he says is #TrumpGibberish
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) August 25, 2019
— (((Yvette))) (@TheSciBabe) August 25, 2019
He’s at the most important multi-national meeting of the year, at a time when serious issues need to be addressed, and he’s listening to a right wing radio crackpot. https://t.co/wGqVeJmyyb
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 25, 2019
You’re destroying the FREE PRESS! You delusional Treasonous pathological liar fucking moron conman rancid fishlips incompetent corrupt clueless ASSHOLE! You’re an embarrassment to humanity! America is waking up to your corrupt BULLSHIT! NY knows exactly who you are!#JailTimeSoon pic.twitter.com/FVMDUZzvKG
— Frank D’Angelo (@FrankDangelo23) August 24, 2019
Any CEO or senior government official would be fired for posting this kind of irrational garbage. But because it’s the MOST senior government official we just have to put up with it. I don’t know, you figure it out. https://t.co/5KFhcRzm1R
— Gary Whitta ? PAX West (@garywhitta) August 25, 2019
he’s deteriorating in real-time. christ https://t.co/RsY9KADmLg
— lvl 45 CHAOS POTUS (@thetomzone) August 24, 2019
The media IS the free press, you nitwit… #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) August 24, 2019
Fuck Mark Levin and fuck you.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 24, 2019
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) August 25, 2019
SO bogus. https://t.co/vwgc0PaTsz
— Touré (@Toure) August 25, 2019
The NRA is destroying the Right to Bear Arms! https://t.co/SnZkKFo16n
— Dr. Jennifer Mercieca (@jenmercieca) August 25, 2019
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