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Trump Says His ‘Real Opponent’ In 2020 Election Isn’t Democrats, It’s The ‘Fake News Media’


Trump Says His ‘Real Opponent’ In 2020 Election Isn’t Democrats, It’s The ‘Fake News Media’

President Donald Trump lashed out at the news media in a series of tweets on Monday, claiming the “fake news media” would pose his biggest challenge in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, not his Democratic 2020 challengers.

“The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do “fact checking” anymore, and are only looking for the “kill.” They take good news and make it bad. They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt.” Trump wrote.

He continued: “The good news is that we are winning. Our real opponent is not the Democrats, or the dwindling number of Republicans that lost their way and got left behind, our primary opponent is the Fake News Media. In the history of our Country, they have never been so bad!”

A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Sunday showed Trump lagging behind his likely Democrat opponents including former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, California Senator Kamala Harris, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana.

The poll found that Biden led the pack gaining 54 percent of the vote compared to Trump’s 38 percent. Warren, Harris and Sanders were also ahead of Trump by about 12 points. Buttigieg was nine points ahead of Trump.

Newsweek reports:

Trump’s condemnation of the press seemed to be in response to a report published by the Washington Post on Monday, dubbed “Trump’s Lost Summer,” in which the 45th president was ridiculed for his attacks against outspoken Democrat congresswomen of color Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib—notably known in the House of Representatives as The Squad.

The article also called out Trump’s tirade against the predominately black city of Baltimore and his inability to oppose racist rhetoric spewed by white nationalists and supremacist groups. The piece simultaneously held the president’s anti-immigration language accountable for the recent onslaught of mass shootings in cities including Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

“The Amazon Washington Post did a story that I brought racist attacks against the ‘Squad.’ No, they brought racist attacks against our Nation. All I do is call them out for the horrible things they have said. The Democrats have become the Party of the Squad!'” Trump declared.

Trump also blasted ABC News after the network reported that he falsely claimed that Hurricane Dorian was expected to hit Alabama, a claim the National Weather Service was forced to debunk on Sunday.

“Such a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter @jonkarl of @ABCWorldNews,” Trump tweeted, targeting the network’s chief White House correspondent Jon Karl.

“I suggested yesterday at [Federal Emergency Management Agency] that, along with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, even Alabama could possibly come into play, which WAS true,” Trump added.

He continued: “They made a big deal about this when in fact, under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some ‘hurt.’ Always good to be prepared! But the Fake News is only interested in demeaning and belittling. Didn’t play my whole sentence or statement. Bad people!”


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