President Donald Trump blasted the mainstream media at a Pennsylvania rally calling today’s liberal media “fake, fake disgusting news” and casting journalists as his true political opponent.
“Whatever happened to the free press? Whatever happened to honest reporting?” Trump asked, pointing to the media in the back of the hall. “They don’t report it. They only make up stories.”
Time and time again, the media has undersold his accomplishments and doubted his political rise — and Trump has had enough.
Trump ridiculed the media for diminishing what he accomplished at his Singapore summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, and he slammed the press because “the fake news refused to call” that Trump won the state of Pennsylvania on election night.
“They were suffering that night, they were suffering,” Trump said of the election night pundits. He then promised that the Keystone State would deliver his margin of victory “next time.”
“Only negative stories from the fakers back there,” the president declared.
With each denunciation, the crowd jeered and screamed at the press in the holding pen at the back of the arena.
“For years and years, they said Republicans should win the state of Pennsylvania,” Trump said. “It always got away. But we won the state of Pennsylvania.”
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Trump’s used the rally as a time to focus on pushing for tougher borders, and explaining the threat that violent gangs like MS-13 pose.
The president then looked ahead to his 2020 re-election campaign, celebrating his new slogan, “Keep America Great Again.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article.