by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
There are press conferences, and there are press conferences.
Forget the boring, stuffy affairs where reporters stiff as White House furniture lob predictable questions at the president or press secretary in the hopes of getting a ‘gotcha’ comment or two.
President Trump gives the press ‘gotcha’ comments, all right: full-throated, unabashed and in their faces. His quotes don’t make headlines. Trump is the headlines.
So, at the “press conference” Thursday afternoon, or more aptly, the “press assault,” Trump unveiled a barrage of counter-attacks to “resistance” journalists who believe speculation and rumor-mongering are a substitute for hard news.
After announcing his new Labor Secretary nominee, Trump then followed with an unscheduled, off-the-cuff, 1 hour and 17 minute TrumpFest against the media.
Trump absolutely destroyed them, and they knew it.
He literally left them saying…”WOW”:
CNN's Wolf Blitzer after Trump's press conference: "Wow" https://t.co/3PhhXzr6lh
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 16, 2017
And now they are in full-freakout mode.
Trump holding most defensive and unhinged press conference since Nixon said “I am not a crook.” pic.twitter.com/WcoEJoQ8oX
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 16, 2017
This not a laughing matter. I'm sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 16, 2017
My timeline is full of voters loving a press conference taking place and full of reporters decrying the death of democracy. Hilarious.
— Ali (@ali) February 16, 2017
And Trump's cheering section ends the press conference with applause. Wow.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 16, 2017
But Republicans and Trump fans were LOVING it…
I will watch any press conference Donald Trump gives at any time.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 16, 2017
Trump press conference, speaking directly TO the American people
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) February 16, 2017
From a buddy of mine out west. pic.twitter.com/Ru53cFkloh
— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) February 16, 2017
Oh yes, they DO get it, and they are panicking.
My wife was no huge Trump fan, but she is watching this press conference and laughing her ass off at how Trump's eating them alive.
— CNN Lies & Is Hitler (@NolteNC) February 16, 2017
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) February 16, 2017
This Trump press conference may be the best press conference in world history!
Trump attacking the Left-wing media.
This is OUTSTANDING!!
— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) February 16, 2017
And this was Trump’s FIRST press conference. This is just getting started, folks!
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