WSJ Issues Fact Check Rebuttal To Trump’s Pathetic Attack


In Donald Trump’s opinion, anyone who dares challenge him is a RINO, a Republican in Name Only, including recently Karl Rove and the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Of course, Trump is fully unaware of what the R in RINO actually stands for, so that isn’t surprising.

In a scathing response to recent Trump criticism after the WSJ published an editorial saying that Trump had rewritten the election story in Georgia, blaming former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Governor Brian Kemp for the Republicans loss of the senate majority, although it was Trump who actually stumped for the Senate candidates there. The editorial board pointed out that, despite Trump’s endless rants about how the WSJ is a failing newspaper due to their criticism of him, he seems awfully interested in everything they write.

‘”The Wall Street Journal editorial page continues, knowingly, to fight for globalist policies such as bad trade deals, open borders, and endless wars that favor other countries and sell out our great American workers, and they fight for RINOS that have so badly hurt the Republican Party,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “That’s where they are and that’s where they will always be. Fortunately, nobody cares much about The Wall Street Journal editorial anymore.”

‘For someone who says we don’t matter, he sure spends a lot of time reading and responding to us. Thanks for the attention.’

Of course, Trump isn’t really all that opposed to the WSJ’s policy positions. Had they continued to praise his name like Trump wants, he wouldn’t care about their policy opinions at all. The board pointed this out in their editorial.

‘What really seems to rankle the most famous resident of Mar-a-Lago isn’t his caricature of our policy differences. It’s that we recognize the reality that Mr. Trump is the main reason Republicans lost two Georgia Senate races in January and thus the Senate majority. Mr. Trump refuses to take responsibility for those defeats, contrary to all evidence.’

What really tweaks Trump’s nose is the pointing out of facts that show he carries a significant amount of responsibility for the GOP losses in November 2020. When the president tells voters that their vote won’t matter anyway because everything is rigged, what motivation do they have to go cast their ballots for anyone?

‘All the polling showed that the best argument for electing the two Republicans was as a check and balance against an all-Democratic government. But rather than make that point to voters, Mr. Trump focused on his grievances against Mr. Kemp and his claims that the election was stolen. Mr. Trump told Republican voters that their November votes had been meaningless, so it’s hardly a surprise their turnout fell in January. As the FiveThirtyEight website found, “The better Trump did in a county in November, the more its turnout tended to drop in the runoffs” in January.’