Gotta love President Trump’s energy and vitality. On a day when most presidents would be goofing off, Trump is heading into the field of battle to face his mortal foe — the Fake News Media.
As usual he gave a masterful performance in today’s press conference outside the White House.
First up was the president’s Labor Day message: American industry and business is rebounding from the COVID shutdown and workers are returning to work quicker than anyone expected. Hooray!
But the president wasn’t done there. He went on to discuss China (“I’m not happy with them at all”), the possibility of a President Biden stock market crash, California blackouts and energy policy, Ukraine, coronavirus and Democrat riots. He basically laid out a summary of all his accomplishments the last four years and made the media squirm.
He also took dead center aim at Joe Biden.
“If Biden wins, China wins because China will own this country… Hopefully you’re not gonna be able to find that out.”
Then came the questions — and the beautiful answers — and now Trump was really in his element.
First: Some people are having a hard time believing your denials of the Atlantic story (saying you disrespected the military) because of what you said about John McCain in the past. Do you understand that?
“No, I don’t understand it at all because I’ve always been on the opposite side of John McCain. John McCain liked wars. I will be a better warrior than anybody, but when we fight a war, we’re gonna win them, and frankly I was never a fan of John McCain. That’s been very obvious. He wanted the endless wars, and I didn’t.
“The [Atlantic] story is a hoax. It’s a totally made up story. There’s nobody that has more respect for not only our military, but the people who gave their lives…”
This was the president’s first shot against the press, but not his last.
Second, a question on the riots.
“There’s no retribution. … If somebody is breaking the law there’s got to be a form of retribution.”
Then an idiot reporter from Fox News named David Spunt asked Trump why he wasn’t inviting Sneaker Pelosi and Schmuck Schumer to the White House for more unproductive talks on a coronavirus relief bill.
“If they don’t want to meet, it is on them. A lot of people are criticizing you. I cover you on the weekends,” Spunt continued, more interested in promoting himself than the president’s answer.
“I don’t think they are,” Trump said of the alleged criticism.
“Why have you not met with them?” Spunt said, “We are in September, there is no deal, there is no hope of a deal. We are two months out from the election.”
That arrogance riled up Trump, and he let the pup reporter have it.
“Don’t say there’s no hope. Why do you say there’s no hope? What do you know?” Trump shot back. “What do you know?”
This was a perfect rejoinder to the Fox News weekend crew, which proudly wears its anti-Trump disdain on its sleeve.
Later, when a reporter brought up the idea of Germany canceling their deal for an oil pipeline from Russia, the president seized on another opportunity to educate the press corps.
“I brought that up a long time ago. Russia’s unhappy that I brought it up. You never heard of Nord Stream, nobody did until I brought it up, and I said why is Germany making a deal to give billions of dollars to Russia and then were spending billions of dollars to protect Germany from Russia. How does that work?!?”
He also had to explain to the Democrat media why it is unpatriotic for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to question the wisdom of taking the COVID vaccine because they “can’t trust” anything the president says.
“Now they’re saying, wow, Trump’s pulled this off. OK, let’s disparage the vaccine. That’s so bad for this country. That’s so bad for the world.”
Earlier the president said this:
“Biden and his very liberal running mate, the most liberal person in Congress by the way — is not a competent person in my opinion, would destroy this country and would destroy this economy — should immediately apologize for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric that they are talking right now. It undermines science.”
Probably the best answer of the day came at the end when a reporter asked Trump why he didn’t want the “1619 Project” taught in schools, and then asked the completely boneheaded question: “Do you object to slavery itself being taught in schools?”
What kind of a moron would ask that? Apparently someone who thinks history can be tailored to fit an agenda, and who by the way is implicitly suggesting that the president supports slavery or at least wants to sweep it under the rug. The president showed admirable restraint while still taking the opportunity to educate the leftist reporter.
“I want everybody to know everything they can about our history. I’m not a believer in cancel culture — the good or the bad. But if you don’t study the bad, it could happen again. So I do want that subject studied very very carefully and very accurately. We grew up with a certain history; now they are trying to change our history. … It’s never going to happen with me.”
Go, Mr. President. Never give in. Never give in. Never give up.
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