There was a time when the United States of America had presidents with class and a sense of professionalism. Although many presidents have had their disagreements with different media outlets, celebrating the closure of one and the loss of all the jobs in that organization would have been considered unseemly and unbecoming of a president.
Enter Donald Trump.
While Trump would love for people to believe that The Weekly Standard is shutting down due to their criticism of him, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
POLITICO reports that the shutdown has nothing to do with sales and more to do with shuttering competition for a new project:
‘Rumors had been swirling about The Weekly Standard since Clarity announced that its sister publication, the Washington Examiner, would expand with a weekly conservative magazine with national distribution. With the new Examiner product positioned to take over The Weekly Standard’s corner, management decided to shutter the journal, rather than sell it or allow it to exist in some other form that could create a potential competitor to the newly expanded Examiner.’
Trump may say now that Kristol “never had a clue,” but he sure didn’t think so back when he was retweeting stories from Kristol’s publication that agreed with his own political stances.
The opposition to the Standard by Trump supporters isn’t indicative of how great Trump is or how unfairly he’s covered. It’s evidence of nothing more than the fact that the Republican party is now so cult-like that any criticism is immediately attacked.
Twitter was appalled at Trump’s behavior and responded in quick force. Read some of their comments below: