On Thursday, during the RNC winter meeting, journalists watched in stunned disbelief while Donald Trumplaunched a venomous and equally awkward rant against the free press, labeling them “haters.” He also complained about the coverage he received for his State of the Union Address.
“Did anybody not see the State of the Union? ‘Cause even the haters back there gave us a good review,” the president said at the meeting, which was held at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.
“They came up with fake polls, but the fake polls were even good. They said what are we going to do? Took them a couple of hours to figure before they went and got calls from the bosses saying ‘you can’t say that about Trump, you can’t say good,’” he continued.
Trump then focused his attack on Democratic lawmakers, claiming that they were “missing in action” and are refusing to negotiate the upcoming immigration deal in good faith. However, politicians on both sides of the aisle complain about Trump’s unconstructive behavior and unpredictably volatile political positions. Complicating matters further is the split between Republicans concerning a possible deal for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which is set to expire on March 5.
All Democrats try to do is “obstruct,” whined Trump.
“You know the name is resist, that’s the name of their movement. Resist, that’s all they do is resist. I don’t know if they’re good at it,” he said. “They can’t be too good at it because we’re passing a lot of things. I wouldn’t say their resistance is extremely successful.”
While Trump continued his assault on his political opposition and media, after about 5 minutes in, journalists covering the event were kicked out, and the live feed was cut.
Meanwhile, many Trump supporters are denying these reports, accusing the mainstream media of cutting the feed. And the sad truth is that truth has no meaning among Trump’s sycophantic fans. Like their leader, they’ve determined that reality is whatever makes them feel comfortable and anything that doesn’t is “fake news.” Make no mistake, these people cannot be reasoned with, they have to be beaten at the polls and relegated back to the outskirts of society where they belong.