The constant lies and misrepresentations in the media raised the ire of Donald Trump once again on Thursday. Trump first turned his wrath towards Vanity Fair on Twitter, bashing them for their reports and commentary regarding his business interests. The magazine has been relentlessly critical of the president-elect in recent weeks, even by the standards of the liberal media. Trump noticed their biased reporting and called them out on their dwindling subscriber base.
“Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine,” Trump asked. “Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!”
Trump may have been irritated by the magazine’s online presence, which they fill with stories that almost seem designed to needle him. “Trump Grill could be the worst restaurant in America,” read one headline last week. All of the headlines are crafted with the same level of snark and disrespect.
Vanity Fair wasn’t the only media outlet to anger Trump on Thursday. He blasted the political press at large in a subsequent tweet.
“The media tries so hard to make my move to the White House, as it pertains to my business, so complex – when actually it isn’t!” he said.
The press has been focused on exactly two things for the past week: Russia and Trump’s so-called “conflicts of interest.” They’ve excused themselves from these topics only briefly, and usually the tangents – like Rex Tillerson’s appointment to State – are still related to the focused topics. The Democrats believe that Trump’s downfall will come from one of these two stories, and they’re going to dig and dig until they find gold.
Or, failing that, until they find fool’s gold, which they will happily sell to the American people as a substitute for the real thing. And if anyone stands up to say, “Hmm, it doesn’t look much like gold to me,” they will be disregarded as purveyors of fake news. The Democrats and their cohorts in the media are determined to get control of the Donald Trump Narrative and spin it the way they created The Legend of Obama. They still don’t realize the extent to which they have destroyed their own credibility.
Trump is the first powerful Republican with the backbone and communication skills to survive this constant barrage of slander, but he’s not indestructible. Eventually, this stuff is going to start seeping into the national consciousness, if it hasn’t already. Smoke will start to look like fire, even if the smoke itself was manufactured in the halls of the DNC and not, as they would like us to believe, Moscow.