Trump can't win with media

November 11, 2017

We know most of the press has adopted the Jimmy Kimmel mantra that everything President Trump does is “bad, bad, bad.” But it’s a little much when they claim that it’s equally bad, bad, bad when he does one thing and when he does the exact opposite.

Case in point: during Trump’s very successful tour of Asia, where’s he’s being greeted warmly and winning diplomatic and trade concessions, he said that he didn’t blame China for taking advantage of terrible American trade negotiators because they were just looking out for their country. Honestly, that sounds pretty obvious to me. But the press dived on it, blasting Trump for turning so diplomatic after he’d run on campaign rhetoric about China “raping” us on bad trade deals. They accused him of coming across as a weak leader.

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Of course, when he made the original aggressive comments, they accused him of being undiplomatic and unfit to represent the US to China. A simpler explanation might be that he used campaign rhetoric during the campaign and diplomatic rhetoric during a diplomatic visit, but that wouldn’t let them employ the one-size-fits-all “everything Trump does is bad, bad, bad” template.

Even more annoying, though, was seeing members of the Clinton and Obama Administrations, such as Madeleine Albright, take to the cameras to denounce Trump for not denouncing the Chinese to their faces. Fox News’ Laura Ingraham had a perfect response to that: a list of ways in which China repeatedly rolled over Obama without a peep from him and a montage of photos of Albright smilingly lifting champagne flutes with such world class tyrants as Vladimir Putin and Kim’s dad/predecessor, Kim Jong Il. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw champagne bottles.


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Comments 6-10 of 12

  • Amelia Little

    11/12/2017 11:11 AM

    True. No matter what Trump does and says, it's going to be wrong. He's wrong when he doesn't follow political games (Uhm...not being a political gamer was a big part of his being elected.) He's wrong if he does follow political games. He's wrong if he doesn't say and do what past Presidents have, and he's wrong if he does. People cry about comey being fired--but up until the time Trump fired him, liberals were screaming he should be fired. Unfortunately, msm portrays everything about him is bad, and even make up stories, or take 3 words out of a speech to try to point out his shortcomings, ignoring the context of the words. Thank goodness for conservative news outlets/programs where sanity reigns. Of course, liberals want all that shut down, too many people are tired of the liberal kookaid and look to other places for real news and analysis. Keep up the good work, Governor!

  • Gregory Moser

    11/12/2017 10:47 AM

    Governer, excellent synthesis. Hypocrisy has become the norm, it undermines our system.
    exponentially in the information age. More of an effort to program the citizenship than advance our common causes. Another view, the Democratic party never stops campaigning. And you should be very proud of your daughter, a light of reason in an echo chamber of deceipt.

  • Daren Lackey

    11/12/2017 10:40 AM

    I believe he win every time! It's the press that's loosing. Every time they try and attack him it lasts only a few days and then more often then not President Trump is proven right.

  • Deborah Worrell

    11/12/2017 09:57 AM

    When I think of President Trump I think of a bible verse in 2
    Timothy 1:7. " For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. "

  • Larry Riggio

    11/12/2017 09:56 AM

    If you don’t like what’s happening to your state Do something about it.