Trump rails against ‘rude’ media in heated press conference. By Nikki Schwab.
“Honestly I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would be much higher,” Trump said, adding “That’s enough. That’s enough. That’s enough. Excuse me, that’s enough,” as Acosta tried to follow up.
But the CNN anchor persisted, asking the president about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
“That’s enough. Put down the mic. I’ll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. …
Doesn’t this say something about what the press thinks of itself?
A White House aide tried to take the microphone from Acosta, but he wouldn’t give it up, before finally relenting.
Wow, watch this! New ground being broken. The aura of the media is being systematically shattered.
For the last two decades the media have so strayed from the path of finding and recording facts for the public. Instead, they have become thoroughly corrupted, becoming political partisans advancing political agendas, first subtly but now nakedly. Trump is the first major politician to openly treat them as if they are politicians — after all, it is they who are his main opposition, not the Democrats. Trump is a realist; he’s being honest here. And he’s furious.
Who elected the media? What legitimacy do they have? If they want to behave like politicians, they need to get some votes.