Trump Fumes at ‘Failing New York Times‘ For Burying Brett Kavanaugh’s Swearing In


President Donald Trump, in dire need of new material, returned to a classic tweet format on Wednesday morning, bashing “FAKE NEWS!”

Trump cited a study from the conservative Media Research Center that found coverage of the presidency to be 92% negative.

“Despite so many positive events and victories, Media Reseach Center reports that 92% of stories on Donald Trump are negative on ABC, CBS and ABC,” Trump fumed. “It is FAKE NEWS!”

The president added that the “Failing New York Times” — which, it should be noted, is very much not failing — buried news of Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court, putting the news on page A17. Print isn’t dead!

Trump’s claim about the Times is, for lack of a better term, fake news. Kavanaugh was featured in four stories in Wednesday’s paper, on pages A11, A13 and A15. The judge was confirmed on Saturday, and he appeared above the fold of the Times on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Also worth noting: Trump took care to bash ABC twice in his tweet. Is that because his flailing rage against the fake news is at its peak with regards to ABC, or Dan Scavino hadn’t had a coffee yet and misspelled NBC?? Let us know what you think in the comments!!!

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