Opinion by George McClellan:
To many viewers who watched President Trump’s first solo press conference Thursday, an event the main stream media thought would be their great opportunity at last, to challenge him on his every issue, make him fall back in confusion and agree to their version of the truth under the withering assault of their inspired questioning, failed, absolutely. It failed because to Americans the press has become an exercise in indifference to reality. They still don’t get it. The medias priorities are not Trump’s priorities and the people saw how he handled them, and cheered, and were confirmed in the validity of their vote.
The press tried to create a news storm that only ended up only stirring Shakespeare’s ‘storm in a tea cup’ proving Trump was right when he said: “The public doesn’t believe you anymore!” Even in the evening news the left’s media stars still condemned Trump’s vision as chaotic, idiotic and one creating an atmosphere of government confusion, disarray, inaction and, well basically an imbroglio of amateur incompetence. I thought that was Obama’s hallmark!
Trump calls the MSM the opposition party. Well, who could deny that seeing what was on display? Trump singled out individual reporters, especially CNN’s, and trashed their opinions. He ripped the “failing New York Times” and the Washington Post for publishing information that was leaked from yet unidentified federal officials. Trump swatted the “leaks” question away when he answered: “well, you write about them, what do you know?”
Neither Hillary Clinton nor Obama got away without hits, echoes of his campaign rhetoric:
“Hillary Clinton did a reset, remember, with the stupid plastic button that made us all look like a bunch of jerks?” Trump said. “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov looked at her like, ‘what the hell is she doing with that cheap plastic button?’“
About Obama’s two failed terms, Trump simply reminded us of Obama’s statements after his inauguration when he said: “I inherited a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country, you see what’s going on with all of the companies leaving our country,” low pay, low wages, mass instability overseas no matter where you look — the Middle East, North Korea.”……BHO.
To the Left, the elephant in the room remains Obamacare and its survival even in the face of its economic collapse as insurers are abandoning it in droves. The media reminded Trump about all the turmoil at Republican Town Hall meetings by people demanding Republicans retain the ADA. Trump brushed that argument away reminding them, and viewers, that the protestors were not Republican people our Representatives are representing (Soro’s hires). End of story.
The Specter of racism raised its ugly head when he was asked if he was “willing to meet with the Black Congressional Caucus.” Trumps disarming answer: “Well I would. I tell you what: Do you want to set up the meeting? Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?” “Set up the meeting. Go set up the meeting. I would love to meet with the black caucus. I think it’s great, the Congressional Black Caucus, I think it’s great.” Trump also said he made overtures to Rep. Elisha Cummings, who was pleased and wanted to meet him, but political light weights like Sen. Schumer, or someone, talked him out of it.
What was the purpose of the press conference in the East Wing? Oh yes, it was to announce his new choice for Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta and, Acosta wasn’t even there. Who is manipulating whom? Trump or the MSM?
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way, now, go get ‘em! (17 Feb 17)