Trump Embarrasses The Nation With Whiney Tuesday Twitter Tantrum (TWEET)


The president took to Twitter late this Tuesday morning with one of his favorite accusations; namely, that the New York Times is fundamentally dishonest in its coverage of him.

He used an opinion piece from the New York Post to back up his claim, captioning the link with the text: “The failing @NYTimes would do much better if they were honest!” The same tweet — which you can see below — appeared simultaneously on the @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS accounts.

As always, Trump’s claim of dishonesty on the media’s part is remarkably short sighted. It’s as he said at one point — to him, all negative polls are fake news. He has such a bloated, obese self-image that he can’t accept the possibility that anyone at all who covers him in a negative light could possibly be doing something right. He uses a cloak of an impossibly lofty self-image to cover up for his utter ineptitude.

The article that Trump links to in his tweet focuses in its attack on the NYT on the paper’s coverage of the President’s claims that he was the subject of wiretapping by the Obama Administration in the final months of the 2016 election cycle.

Trump made these claims in a series of tweets posted back at the beginning of March, when he wrote:

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!’

There has never been any indication that President Trump was the subject of wiretapping by the Obama-era intelligence community. The news media has made that clear time and time again.

What John Crudele, writing in the New York Post, claims is that the NYT was deceptive in their coverage of Trump’s wiretapping allegations because they didn’t point out that there was evidence that communications from the Trump team were incidentally collected during the months of the transition period.

That, however, isn’t what Trump was alleging. Was the New York Times supposed to cite every instance of possible wiretapping and surveillance from all of modern American history?

No, but this is the faulty, self serving line of reasoning being employed by the President, apparently.

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