Every election cycle the liberal media plays the same game.
Members of the press pretend to be objective journalists while slanting their coverage to favor the Democrats.
But Donald Trump is refusing to play by their normal rules and is fighting back.
In response to the Orlando terror attacks, Trump questioned Barack Obama’s priorities and commitment to fighting radical Islamic terrorism.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, Trump attacked Obama for lacking focus with the War on Terror.
“We’re led by a man who is very — look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it,” Trump said Monday morning on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”
“People cannot believe, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and he can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
Asked earlier why he had tweeted that Obama should resign because he wouldn’t say the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said, “He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It’s one or the other, and either one is unacceptable.”
The media pitched a fit and falsely accused Trump of claiming Obama was a secret Muslim or in league with the terrorists.
The Washington Post ran an article with the headline, ‘Donald Trump Seems to Connect President Obama to Orlando Shooting’.
The article cited a second interview Trump did with NBC’s Today Show.
The Post reports:
During an appearance on the “Today” show later Monday morning, Savannah Guthrie pushed Trump to explain what he meant in the earlier interview.
“Well there are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it,” Trump said. “A lot of people think maybe he doesn’t want to know about it. I happen to think that he just doesn’t know what he’s doing, but there are many people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it. He doesn’t want to see what’s really happening. And that could be.”
Guthrie asked Trump why that would be, and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee responded: “Because Savannah, Savannah, why isn’t he addressing the issue? He’s not addressing the issue. He’s not calling it what it is. This is radical Islamic terrorism. This isn’t fighting Germany; this isn’t fighting Japan, where they wear uniforms.”
But Trump never claimed Obama sympathized with the terrorists’ cause.
His campaign released a statement to Bloomberg Politics clarifying that Trump only said Obama favors Muslims over Israel:
“I was referring to the fact that at times President Obama seems more in support of Muslims than Israel,” Donald Trump says in statement to Bloomberg Politics sent by spokeswoman Hope Hicks.
The Post, looking to damage Trump’s campaign, put words in his mouth.
Trump responded to the Post’s biased coverage by announcing on Facebook he was suspending the newspaper’s credentials to cover his campaign.
The Post was acting as a hostile outlet, interpreting Trump’s remarks in the most negative light possible, as opposed to reporting straight journalism.
Trump’s response proves he won’t behave like the typical Republican and play the media’s game.