It was a raucous press conference. Yesterday, Tuesday, Donald Trump hosted a press conference at Trump Tower to finally reveal the amounts and dispositions of the money he raised for military veterans when he skipped a Fox News Channel Republican presidential debate.
The press conference was either a resounding success, or a miserable failure, depending on your feelings for Donald Trump. He was vintage Trump with combative, in-your-face, go-to-hell press diatribes headlining his remarks. At one point, he called ABC’s Tom Llamas a sleaze. Llamas didn’t deserve the insult even though ABC News is a sleazy organization.
The press was attacking Trump the whole time during the conference, and it was not cool. You see, they just don’t understand Donald. Donald Trump is your best friend forever if you say nice things about him. If you don’t say nice things, you are demoted to the sleaze level, fast.
The press could have avoided the whole mess just by asking their questions with phrasing like used with Hillary Clinton. Instead of saying, “Why did you skip a televised debate by claiming you raised money for vets?”, why not say, “It was so thoughtful that you skipped that useless televised debate to raise money for the vets. Do you plan to release the details of this wonderful effort?”
Contrast the press attitude regarding Hillary Clinton. Hillary is almost never held to account for her straw-man answers. For example, she keeps claiming that most previous Secretaries of State used personal email. That is not the issue. The issue is that Hillary, exclusively, used a personal email server for ALL of her personal and official email, thereby putting classified information at peril for none other than political reasons. Why doesn’t the press corner her on this obvious distortion?
The press is in the bag for Hillary, and hates Donald Trump. It gets that simple.
I don’t want to put myself in a position of defending everything Trump says. I don’t agree with everything Trump says, but I do believe he has the right to treat the press like they treat him.
Trump may lose the election, but not because he fights with the press. It makes great theater.
Give’em hell, Donald!