President Donald Trump refuses to let up with his grandiose self-delusions, even for a day. This Fourth of July, Trump spent some of his time complaining on Twitter about the media, acting like imaginary affronts against his ego are anywhere near the top of the list of issues that Americans are caring about or should be caring about. In one example from this Saturday, Trump complained about the supposed “Trump Derangement Syndrome” of The New York Times, suggesting that the publication is deranged and not credible because of their supposed hatred of the president. However, in the real world, things don’t revolve around the president.
’The @nytimes is a very corrupt and dishonest media outlet that suffers TDS at a level rarely seen. They will lose any remaining credibility on the evening of November 3rd.’
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2020
Trump’s complaints about the media are never-ending. In this particular instance, he was piling on the Times over their supposedly faulty reporting about a Russian plot to offer bounties to Afghan militants in exchange for the deaths of coalition soldiers, including Americans. The president has claimed in response to the revelation of the bounty plot that the reporting may have been made up to make him look bad. There is no evidence supporting this conspiracy theory, just like there’s no evidence supporting many of the president’s other conspiracy theories about the media.
In the past, he’s used the same conspiracy theory about a story getting hyped up to make him look bad in response to bad news. He used the conspiracy theory as an excuse for not acting against the Coronavirus when the virus first emerged, threatening the U.S. At an infamous South Carolina rally in late February, Trump claimed that concern over the virus was a “hoax.” It was not, and now around 130,000 Americans have died.
Check out Twitter’s response to some of the president’s latest nonsense below:
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) July 4, 2020
The NY Times is failing miserably.
— Errol Webber For Congress (CA-37) (@ErrolWebber) July 4, 2020
Last night may have been the worst presidential speech ever delivered. Good job, @realDonaldTrump – please keep it up.
— SARP👺 (@Justin12393LEE) July 4, 2020
— SARP👺 (@Justin12393LEE) July 4, 2020
Dipshit why haven’t you condemned Putin for putting a bounty on American soldiers? A real patriot would have done that already.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 4, 2020
You will lose on the evening on November 3rd. I assure you. GO BIDEN!
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 4, 2020
Funny seeing the left & the fake media who are now openly anti America, pretend to care about our service men & women with this fake Russia Bounty story
😒🙄😏 no one is buying it
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) July 4, 2020
QUEEN of TRUMP PROPAGANDA
Kayleigh McEnany should not be called the “press secretary” because all she does is help promote Trump’s lies. She is the queen of “I will never lie to you” propaganda. That she proudly displays a cross as she does this is the ultimate insult.
— MURRAY 🗽 (@murray_nyc) July 4, 2020
you are so stupid it’s painful https://t.co/uU1gQ7bUJc
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 4, 2020
TDS is a made-up disease.
You know, like you thought coronavirus was. pic.twitter.com/bx6nGwmejp
— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather) July 4, 2020
The NYT has been in tailspin for years!
A totally disgraced publication!
— MatthewJshow (@MatthewJshow) July 4, 2020
“He was not personally briefed on the matter, that is all I can share.”
Translation: it was in the briefing, he didn’t read it.
— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) July 4, 2020
You planning on paying out-of-pocket for that failed campaign rally yesterday?
— Donald Trump’s Sock Monkey (@TrumpSock) July 4, 2020
“Lügenpresse!” (Lying press!) that’s what Hitler used to scream when Germany’s free press caught him out. We know how that ended. Concentration camps, death. We see how 130,000 US deaths doesn’t faze Trump, he golfs. #VoteOutTheGOP
— Empress Theodora (@Theodora500AD) July 4, 2020
— Toni (@ToniMacik) July 4, 2020
You’ve denounced the media over this, and not Putin.
It’s also hilarious that the account you retweeted has me blocked. I thought the left were the snowflakes 🤣 🤣 pic.twitter.com/oKKWxPDM2V
— Robert of the Holts ☘️🎬🌎 (@rhholt) July 4, 2020
Trump ignores Covid19 as it kills thousands…he plays GOLF…he has spent 365 days at his properties; and ignores briefings of Putin’s bounty on American soldier’s lives…he plays GOLF…Trump is UNFIT to be president.
— always (@always92234822) July 4, 2020
I know justice will not prosecute a sitting president but…. can state of New York indicte him on November 3rd especially if he looses? I’m not a lawyer obviously😂
— noni et al (@darlene_mock) July 4, 2020