President Trump continued his attacks on the “Fake News” Monday, ignoring bipartisan criticism of his weekend tweet storm. He alleged the mainstream media were the ones focusing on non-issues.
Trump was reprimanded last week for his Twitter assaults on The New York Times, CNN and “Morning Joe.” On Sunday, Trump took heat for posting an edited WWE video showing Trump punching someone with a “CNN” logo covering their face.
Less than 24 hours later, the President showed the push-back hadn’t phased him.
“At some point the Fake News will be forced to discuss our great jobs numbers, strong economy, success with ISIS, the border & so much else!” Trump wrote.
The tweet attacking “Fake News” organizations came after multiple updates about the President’s second international visit. He is speaking with a number of U.S. allies Monday before he boards a plane later this week headed for Poland.
Trump tweeted he would “be speaking with” leaders of Germany, France and Italy on Monday morning, and also mentioned new details about a Sunday call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
He said their call was about bringing peace to the middle east.
On Monday, the White House released a readout of the call which focused on ending the Qatar crisis and pushing the importance of putting an end to the funding of terrorists.
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway added to Trump’s message, saying the President has been able to tweet about “fake news” and guide policy, but the media hasn’t been able to handle both.
“Roughly 163 tweets sent out by President Trump in June, three quarters of them at least had to do with policy, bilateral meetings, legislation, tweets like the ones you just showed,” Conway said on “Fox & Friends.”
“You know the stock market loves that this man is president. ISIS is on the run. Jobs are being produced. You don’t hear any of that. The networks gave zero coverage to the passage of Kate’s Law,” she added.