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July 02, 2018

Daily Beast: Trump's So CRAZY He Complained That The Media Would Make the Annapolis Newsroom Shooting All About Him

Isn't that exactly what the media did?

What's the criticism intended here? That Trump can predict exactly what the media will do in any situation and that's bad because, um, why?

In the aftermath of last week’s deadly assault on Annapolis, Maryland’s Capital Gazette newsroom, President Donald Trump seemed annoyed.

In conversations with those close to him, the president casually aired a complaint and a prediction—that “the fake news” would “unfair[ly]” try to blame him and his demagoguing of the adversarial news coverage for the mass shooting, according to two advisers who spoke to him about the matter.

In Trump’s view, his critics in the media and Democrats would use the story of murdered journalists against him, to highlight his years-long push to delegitimize and bash those he perceived as the “enemy of the American people” at major news outlets. Furthermore, the president has repeatedly insisted that the culture and rhetoric coming from the American left is the real problem and far more likely to inspire violence than anything coming from the right, anyway—and that voters understand that.

Reached for comment on this story, White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters simply wrote back, “I refer you to the president’s public comments [from Friday].”

Both privately and publicly, President Trump has a tendency to make tragedies--including ones with body counts--about himself and his own grievances or ongoing feuds.

Oh -- Trump makes everything about Trump?

Let's check in with Jim Acosta to see what he thinks about that.



Even after the facts showed that this was due to a grudge that began under Obama (hey, maybe the killer was inspired by Obama's viciously anti-press spying initiatives?), the media has continued doubling and tripling down on this insane narrative -- and then they blame Trump for merely noticing what they're up to.

Update: THE MAN OF STEEL.



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