In his iconic style, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to rip into the liberal New York Times and The Washington Post.
The president tweeted that “Advertising in the Failing New York Times is WAY down. Washington Post is not much better.” Trump continued: “I can’t say whether this is because they are Fake News sources of information, to a level that few can understand, or the Virus is just plain beating them up. Fake News is bad for America!”
“‘Has Anyone Found Trump’s Soul? Anyone?’ reads the headline for an opinion piece by the Times's Frank Bruni. 'He’s not rising to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. He’s shriveling into nothingness’ the subheadline adds. ‘The worst president. Ever,’ reads the headline from columnist Max Boot in The Washington Post.”
Journos with blue checkmarks typically reacted to Trump’s tweet like one would react to a whiff of spoiled milk.
Global Opinions contributor for The Post Brian Klaas, who recently compared Trump’s virus response to Chernobyl, gave the coup de grâce reaction that illustrated the liberal media’s bias against the President:
“This man is so seriously broken and unwell. We're all going to pay the price for it.”
CNN politics reporter and Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza deflected from the president’s point entirely, and tried to play gotcha by posting a tweet with the latest virus numbers as if the president was not aware of them:
“As of this morning: 337,933 COVID-19 cases in U.S. 9,653 deaths.”
“Imagine if Obama was celebrating a decline in the ratings of Fox News in the middle of a pandemic killing thousands of Americans. The right-wing would justifiably go nuts. But since they are soulless hypocrites, they cheer for this egomaniacal, petulant man-child.”
Insufferable lefty Vox associate editor Aaron Rupar also chimed in with his two-cents on Twitter, whining how “It is gross for a president who mismanaged a crisis to gloat about that crisis hurting American businesses.”