Discussion: Trump Whips Up Rage About 'Fake Disgusting News' At Pennsylvania Rally

Wow, just wow. We have sunk this low as a nation. What an utter disgrace. Can he go lower? No doubt he will. This Mueller thing is starting to get to him. The walls are closing in. He has few tools in his toolbox, none of which will do him any good in the long run. Doubling down, lashing out and lying through his teeth really aren’t good coping strategies.

It’s only going to get worse.

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“Fake news” is the enemy of the PP.

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Resist the lying despot.

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Didn’t he and daughter dear say something else this afternoon before this ?

(reposted link, it belongs here)

’Disgusting news’: Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media
President was campaigning for Senate candidate but continued his increasingly alarming verbal vendetta
Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk.

Nominally appearing in Wilkes-Barre, in Pennsylvania, to support a Republican candidate for the US Senate, Trump instead spent more than 15 minutes listing a series of grievances with the press, inducing angry chanting from the crowd towards the assembled media.

The president angrily attacked the media’s coverage of a range of topics including his 2016 election victory, his meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, his meeting with Vladimir Putin, his meeting with Nato, and finally his meeting with the Queen in July.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/aug/03/trump-whips-up-crowd-anger-as-he-vilifies-media

Two Minutes Hate!

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The MSM is giving far too much coverage to Rally.
Coverage should have said ,“Trump says nothing new, or even worth reporting on, at PA Rally.” :confounded:
Just saying.

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Global media, including TPM, should just cut him off. There’s plenty of real news out there. He got where he is because of extraordinary coverage during the campaign, because his outrageousness = ratings.

Let the Foxbots be the only ones who can participate in the 2 minute hate.

This is getting serious, peeps.

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Dear Special Counsel Mueller, please subpoena Trump. Seems he wants to talk (a lot). Get him started and sit back.
I am hopeful that Theodore Roosevelt was one of your mentors. You have spoken softly. Now would be the appropriate time to finish that quote… Please.

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No comment, the BBC is good at trolling

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This needs to be reported. People need to see how completely unhinged this is. Reporters also need to start taking the gloves off. Seeing more reporting that points out lies. Good to see this article with the addition of “without evidence” to one of trumps claims. Unleash the free press while we still have it…

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If are taking the time to read the coverage of this rally, and you have a GOP Rep. or Senator, call his or her office. Do it every single time one of these stories comes out. Ask the Congressman if (s)he agrees with what Trump is saying, and if not, what the Congressman plans to do about the attacks on our free press. It will have a much greater effect than posting here (although posting here is nice, too!).

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“Who’s going to pay for the Wall?” Promises made, Promises kept?? Right!
Using the Trump University Playbook for his HEALTH CARE plan, Lower Premiums
for NO COVERAGE!!

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OK, let’s just get down to basics here. This is a game that Republicans have been playing for most of my lifetime. If your world is full of sexual pigs - you run Clinton into the ground so you don’t seem so bad. If you are corrupt to the core - you find ANYTHING a Dem has done of just been accused of and scream without end so when YOU are discovered you can say that everybody does it.

Trump is guilty from here to the moon. All of this screaming is to prime the rubes so that - when the reality of his truly rotten self become public - he can scream “fake news”.

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Notice the children’s expression toward the end
it’s only 2.5 min long

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CNN reported on the many Deplorables who stood in the rain all day to get into the Rally, including the Demented subspecies who are into the whole Q Anon scam.

One wonders if these were among the “White Unemployed and Unemployable,” even when unemployment is at a supposedly record low.

When you step back, it’s surreal that we have a leaderless government doing its best to function while their supposed leader, the toddler-in-chief, is off holding rallies — spewing tired nonsense and stoking his ego in front of unhinged worshipers.

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I heard more than once pundit yesterday saying that the press should just stop attending rallies and send one reporter and one camera person from the AP to cover it. That sounds right. Imagine if he got to one of those rallies and looked around for the press pen and it was empty, save for Fox and one AP team. It would give him something to rant about, but it would also send him over the edge.

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I honestly think that the press should stop giving top-of-the-fold coverage to these verbal diarrhea sessions unless there is something very new and newsworthy. Trump needs the adulation of his followers to recharge but having the press watch him do so is a big bonus for him.

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The GOP could’ve put a stop to this by getting the truth out, contradicting the rumors, not using inflammatory rhetoric themselves - but they didn’t. I’m not worried by the crazy person so much as the ‘sane’ people who keep him in power for their own dark ends.

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