President Trump began his day in a foul mood, yelling at reporters in the Oval Office before throwing a tantrum and stomping his way out of a meeting with the Democratic leaders when they still refused to give him the wall he wants so desperately.
His night ended on a similar note, taking to Twitter tonight in a rage and spitting anger at the mainstream media just hours after they agreed to give him eight minutes of primetime coverage, which he used to give a disgusting blood-and-soil anti-immigration speech full of racist lies that had little relation to reality.
President Trump accused the media, specifically NBC and MSNBC, of colluding with the Democratic Party and once again repeated that they were part of the “opposition party.”
The Mainstream Media has NEVER been more dishonest than it is now. NBC and MSNBC are going Crazy. They report stories, purposely, the exact opposite of the facts. They are truly the Opposition Party working with the Dems. May even be worse than Fake News CNN, if that is possible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
Considering that the media had literally just bowed to his will and allowed him his rant despite going against their better judgment, the media should learn from this that there is no concession or show of goodwill they can give to him to mollify him and get him to stop constantly attacking them for reporting the truth — though of course they won’t, driven as they are by the incessant need for content and the ratings that accompanies it.
TV exec texts: "He calls us fake news all the time, but needs access to airwaves… If we give him the time, he'll deliver a fact-free screed without rebuttal. And if we don't give him the time, he'll call every network partisan. So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 7, 2019
Clearly, the president has spent the entire day watching television coverage of his speech last night non-stop and is very upset with what he saw.
We can tell that he was very proud of being able to enunciate all the words and wanted to be applauded for being “presidential” and for showing “leadership” from the messaging points that the White House sent out to their talking heads in the media to parrot in hopes of pleasing His Majesty during “executive time.”
In talking points sent just as Trump's speech began, the White House advised surrogates to use these buzzwords in describing the speech:
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 9, 2019
It’s beyond belief that a man of his age with the position he holds still behaves like a spoiled child, a petty tyrant incapable of accepting any criticism and frantically attempting to force the world to submit to his selfish desires.
But if he thinks that life is going to get any easier for him, he’s got another thing coming — especially with the release of the Special Counsel’s report looming just around the corner…