President Trump held nothing back against the media during a rally in Phoenix, AZ regarding their unfavorable coverage of him after Charlottesville.
He went after the media for what he viewed as demonizing all of his supporters, saying, “the media can attack me but where I draw the line is when they attack you, when they attacked the decency of our supporters.”
“You are honest, taxpaying — by the way, you are overtaxed but we are going to get your taxes down,” he continued. “You are taxpaying Americans who love our nation, obey our laws, and care for our people.”
Trump then prepped for another round of media bashing, saying “it is time” to “expose the crooked media deception and to challenge the media for their role in fermenting divisions.”
“These are truly dishonest people,” he said. “And not all of them. You have some very good reporters. You have some very fair journalists. For the most part, honestly, these are really, really dishonest people.”
He then accused the media of “not liking our country” and that they will “never change.”
“The only people giving a platform to these hate groups is the media itself and the fake news,” he told the crowd.
During the numerous times he slammed the media, he claimed that they were turning off their cameras, pointing to the disappearing “red lights” and telling his supporters “they are turning those suckers off fast.”
“These are sick people,” he continued. “You know what I don’t understand? You would think they would want to make our country great again. I honestly believe they don’t. I honestly believe that. If you want to discover the source of the division and our country. Look no further than the fake news and the crooked media.”
He attacked CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post and praised Fox News for “treating him fairly”
“I get plenty of bad on Fox too, he added, “but at least it’s within reason.”
Trump also gave a shoutout to Sean Hannity and Fox & Friends.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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