‘This Phony NBC Television Network…’: Trump Goes Off on the Media as He Touts Georgia Victory

Like so many Republicans, President Donald Trump was feeling bolstered by the special Congressional election victory in Georgia of Karen Handel over Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff.

And so at a rally in Cedar Rapids, IA on Wednesday, Trump took aim at his favorite target: the media. In the President’s estimation, several of the networks tried to make excuses for Ossoff’s defeat.

“This phony NBC television network — they actually had one of the people say ‘It was a little rainy last night. Maybe that was the difference in Karen’s race,'” Trump said. “Can you believe that?”

While speaking about health care, Trump said he had to watch his words because, in his view, the media would jump on any falsehoods.

“I have to be a little careful because they will say ‘He lied,” Trump said. He added, “They will say ‘Headline: Donald Trump lies to the people of Iowa.’ I don’t want that.”

Indeed, Trump was in campaign-mode Wednesday night in Iowa. And that meant a host of shots at the fourth estate.

“We will never be intimidated by the dishonest media corporations, who will say anything and do anything to get people to watch their screens or to get people to buy their failing papers,” Trump said.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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