Trump’s method of dealing with bad news in the press is to attack the legitimacy of the press, so it come as no surprise that not even Fox News gets a pass.
By David Todd McCarty | Thursday, October 10, 2019
Donald Trump is a bully who believes he can craft the media message by attacking anyone sees as a threat. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’re not 100% with him, you’re against him. He has zero tolerance for anything less than complete loyalty, and if you cross him—actually if he even imagines that you crossed him, he attacks.
Fox News released a poll Wednesday evening showing that 51% of Americans now support impeaching and removing the President from office, up from an already astounding 42% in July. For one thing, that’s a dramatic shift, but take a moment to consider that in July, 42% of Americans thought the President was so unfit for office, that he should be removed from office prematurely through the process of impeachment. The poll showed that support for impeachment was up 11 points with Democrats, but even more disconcerting to this adminstration is that support for impeachment has also risen within some of Trump’s most loyal constituencies: up 5 points with white Evangelical Christians, 8 points with men who don’t have college degrees and 10 with white people living in rural areas.
Predictably, Trump went on Twitter to complain. He couldn’t just try to discredit the poll though, or the pollster, but he took shots at any Fox News personalities that he could think of that have been critical of him, and what he sees as the overall decline of Fox News in general.
…Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked Hillary the debate questions & got fired from @CNN), & others, @FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
He ended this already strange, but predictable tweet thread with the truly odd, “Oh well, I’m President.”
Donald Trump is like Francis, the fat rich kid from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, “I know you are but what am I?”
Ironically, this was just a day after Trump tweeted, “Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong. It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country”
Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong. It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
If he thinks 25% was high, he can’t of been happy when his favorite network claimed that 51% of Americans wanted him to get the boot.
More dark days ahead for Donald, we’re afraid.