In an effort to combat reports that the White House is in chaos, President Trump took control of the situation at his press conference on Thursday by saying that the media are “out of control” and “dishonest.”
“Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington, D.C., along with New York, Los Angeles in particular, speaks not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system. The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. Tremendous disservice. We have to talk to find out what’s going on, because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control,” Trump said from the East Room of the White House.
Trump kept up that message throughout the 77-minute press conference, telling the press that because he’s so involved, he knows when they’re telling the truth and when they’re not. He added that he sees “many untruthful things,” and that the “tone is such hatred.”
The President also predicted how the press conference would be reported:
“Tomorrow, they will say, ‘Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.’ I’m not ranting and raving. I’m just telling you. You know, you’re dishonest people. But—but I’m not ranting and raving. I love this. I’m having a good time doing it.”
Trump’s prediction was right on target. My initial search of the media’s description of the press conference consisted of the words “unhinged, un-American, wild, bluster, bizarre, contentious, and disturbing.” Not only did they prove his point that the media aren’t going to report honestly about him, but also about how predictable they have become because of their anti-Trump sentiments.
If this press conference is any indication of what we can expect from Trump and his administration, it will be a long four years—and maybe more—for the liberal media elite.