During an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday, the President outlined his upcoming midterm election strategy and later blasted the fact that the AP deliberately misinterpreted his words to create a ‘fake news’ headline.
He said they ‘couldn’t help themselves’ from spewing propaganda, and many Americans agree after reading the article.
When faced with hostile questions about GOP chances, the President said, “No, I think I’m helping people,” Trump said. “I don’t believe anybody’s ever had this kind of an impact.”
AP reported the President, “spoke on a range of subjects, defending Saudi Arabia from growing condemnation over the case of a missing journalist, accusing his longtime attorney Michael Cohen of lying under oath.”
When journalists asked if it was appropriate to insult a woman’s appearance, referring to the fact that Trump called porn actress Stormy Daniels ‘horseface,’ Trump responded, “You can take it any way you want.”
When pressured to call Saudi Arabia to account for the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump stated, “Well, I think we have to find out what happened first… Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent. I don’t like that. We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh. And he was innocent all the way.”
As expected by many people, the AP journalist also brought up the possibility of democrats calling for impeachment if they win the House, but the President said he’d ‘handle it very well.’
And although he reiterated his frustrations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the special counsel investigation, aka ‘witch hunt,’ the President said, “I could fire him whenever I want to fire him, but I haven’t said that I was going to.”
A number of conservatives believe that the so-called feud between AG Sessions and Trump is really just a blind to distract the propaganda wing of the left in America, and that there is plenty of behind the scenes activity being carried out against the scandal-plagued previous administration.
The president remained strong on debated climate change saying, “scientists on both sides of the issue.”
“But what I’m not willing to do is sacrifice the economic well-being of our country for something that nobody really knows,” Trump correctly argued.
He added, “I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides of the picture.”
Repeatedly reminding journalists of his remarkable, in fact, historic achievements during the first two years in office, the president confirmed he’d be seeking another term because there was “always more work to do.”
“The new motto is Keep America Great,” President Trump said. “I don’t want somebody to destroy it because I can do a great job, but the wrong person coming in after me sitting right at this desk can destroy it very quickly if they don’t do the right thing. So no, I’m definitely running.”
This journalist, when reading the AP story was struck by a few things: the snide insinuations that President Trump has not achieved historic numbers in unemployment and economic growth, the way they called him a liar about climate change, and the fact that they rarely (perhaps once) actually used ‘President,’ insultingly calling him Trump throughout the article.
Most people think it’s ‘great’ that President Trump called them on their headline deception.
AP headline was very different from my quote and meaning in the story. They just can’t help themselves. FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018