January 19, 2020
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Donald Trump seems to think that he is single-handedly taking down the media. The same media outlets of which are mostly headquartered in Trump’s backyard, NYC, are not taking his threats lightly.

In the most damaging blow to their ego, since Trump has won the Presidency, MSNBC and CNN are facing renewed attacks from Trump and his media-hating supporters. Freedom of the press means nothing to these people. In the days of the hot-mic and the edited videos, you’d think it’d stop at that.

CNN faced backlash last week, but Trump recently tweeted about him “taking down CNN,” in a wrestling match. The video was apparently created by a Trump fanboy on Reddit. So apparently most Trump supporters think wrestling is real?

The President went on an early Thursday morning tirade against MSNBC hosts”Morning Joe” Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski. Using the same infamous “Bleeding From…” insult that he used against Megyn Kelly last year during the primary debates. I find it incredibly unsettling that he uses that term to insult women. There are plenty of other insults that Trump could have used. How does someone even think about that?? It’s beneath the Presidency in my opinion.

“It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job,” an MSNBC spokesperson said in a statement to The Times on Thursday. Punching MSNBC is like punching a little boy. As a conservative you know what MSNBC is all about. You know what their base is and you know that they aren’t going to be friendly to you. But apparently, Trump’s dust-up with Mika is a bit more personal than pleasing his base.

It turns out that Trump was using the National Enquirer a pro-Trump tabloid that he has a long standing relationship with to blackmail Joe and Mika in order to not run a sleazy story on them. Mika and Joe both took the high road and said, to run the story despite the many, many calls and texts from Trump WH Staff. This is what the President of the United States is spending our money on! It goes all the way to the top too. White House advisor Jared Kushner told Mika and Joe that if they don’t apologize to Trump, they would have to run the story.

If the pro-trump snowflakes thought the media treated him badly before. Just wait… There’s going to be a larger round of coalescence probably of which the likes we’ve never seen and the Trumpsters never ever realized in their worst nightmares. The media now has to be the ones who say, you don’t mess with freedom of the press. You don’t mess with the fourth estate. They are going to do everything in their power to take him out, the gloves are off!

If they don’t I’m afraid of what will happen next. I know Trump supporters enjoyed what Trump did to these people. They are giddy about it! However, any decent person wouldn’t “joke,” about women bleeding, any decent conservative knows what MSNBC is, and no President should be using the White House to blackmail the press.

This is not something that a President trying to win independents does. Look out 2018.


John J. Falco