President Trump Rips 'Corrupt' Press on Impeachment, Won Pulitzers for 'Russian Hoax'

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President Trump met the press in Davos on Wednesday morning, and it aired on Fox & Friends. ABC's Kyra Phillips asked about impeachment. "Do you plan to show up in any way, shape, or form at your trial?" Trump replied "I would love to sit in the front row and stare at their corrupt faces," but acknowledged his lawyers wouldn't love it. 

Then he spoke about the "Russia hoax" and how even presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was slimed by Hillary Clinton as some kind of Russian agent, which spurred a tough critique of the press, which completely overhyped the Fake News of Trump collusion with the Russians to get elected, and act as "partners" in Russia accusations.


TRUMP: If we could straighten out the press in our country, we would have a place that is so incredible. The press is so dishonest, so corrupt. I read it all the time. I don’t mind bad stories. I deserve bad stories sometimes. But when I do something great,or good, let it be written about good! Same thing with other people.

The corruption in the media, as I call it, the fake news media is unbelievable and hopefully everybody is going to sort of learn a lesson. People got Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of me. And it turned out they were totally wrong. Other people -- Sean Hannity, Rushbo -- a lot of great people, a lot of great writers got it right. They didn’t get Pulitzer Prizes. They got it right,” 

Liberals quickly made fun of the idea that Trump was nominating Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh for journalism prizes, ignoring his point about who got it wrong. The Pulitzers are for newspaper reporting, which may be why the president turned to "a lot of great writers." But it's long been apparent that the Pulitzers often honor the most aggressive liberal bias. Trump is probably referring to the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, given to The New York Times and The Washington Post. They gushed: 

For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.

Trump made the point that no one could prove his campaign colluded with the Russian government. "The Russian hoax was a terrible thing. The dossier was a phony deal, paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. And used in the FISA courts totally illegally. It's a terrible thing that happened. This was a takedown attempt of a sitting president of the United States. And we caught them.”

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