During Trump’s presser on Monday, he showed a video to the assembled journalists.
It was a brutal collection of all their lousy reporting on Coronavirus. They had no choice but to just sit there an watch.
Donald Trump Goes to War: Shows Media Video of Their Reporting Failures on Coronavirus
President Donald Trump on Monday showed reporters at the White House press briefing a video of their own reporting on the coronavirus, pointing out their failures and his success.
“We have a few clips that we’re just going to put up, we could just turn the lights down lower, I think you’ll find them interesting,” Trump said. “And then we’ll answer some questions, I’ll ask you some questions because you’re so guilty, but forget it.”
The president played the video on the screens at the White House press briefing room.
“The media minimized the risk from the start,” the text of the video read, prior to featuring a series of flashback clips to prominent media professionals downplaying the threat posed by the virus.
The clip then featured a timeline of the president’s actions to defend the country from the virus, while partisan media and some Democrats criticized him at every step.
Extraordinary scenes at the White House Press Briefing, Donald Trump playing a video of what he sees as unfair coverage of his handling of the Corona Virus “because we’re getting fake news and I like to have it corrected.” @7NewsAustralia @sunriseon7
— Amelia Brace (@AmeliaBrace) April 13, 2020
Take a look below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2020
President @realDonaldTrump literally called the media fake news and then made them sit through like 5 minutes of this.
Absolutely amazing. pic.twitter.com/acmU02fpSy
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) April 13, 2020
CNN went nuts over this:
CNN's John King calls Trump's video that was just shown in the press briefing room, highlighting how the media downplayed the coronavirus and the steps he took early on in the pandemic, "propaganda": "It was cherry-picked." pic.twitter.com/vQG6bEjBFg
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) April 13, 2020
They don’t like hearing the truth.