Trump blames media ‘protecting Hillary’

Sunday morning, Donald Trump posted a new tirade against the media, calling it “disgusting” and blaming it for his drop in polls on twitter.

Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States at Trump Tower in New York City, On June 16, 2015. He drew attention to domestic issues such as illegal immigration, offshoring of American jobs, the U.S. national debt, and Islamic terrorism, and announced his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Trump runs as a self-described conservative, particularly in fiscal and religious matters. His campaign emphasizes American patriotism, with a disdain for political correctness.

Trump’s political positions are widely described by the media as “populist”. He has described his political positions in various and often contradictory ways over time. Trump himself says “I have evolved on many issues. There are some issues that are very much the same, I’ve been constant on many issues. But I have evolved on certain issues.” PolitiFact wrote that it is difficult to determine Trump’s stance on issues, given his frequent changes in position and “his penchant for using confusing, vague and even contradictory language”. Politifact counted at least 17 times when Trump said something and then denied having said it.

Journalists David Cay Johnston and Wayne Barrett, the latter of whom wrote an unauthorized 1992 Trump biography, have claimed that Trump and his companies did business with New York and Philadelphia families linked to the Italian-American Mafia. A reporter for The Washington Post wrote, Trump “was never accused of illegality, and observers of the time say that working with the mob-related figures and politicos came with the territory.”

Trump first point at the New York Times which published an article Saturday about the GOP nominee’s allegedly failing campaign, but quickly expanded as an impeachment of the media in general.

He said, “The failing @nytimes talks about anonymous sources and meetings that never happened. Their reporting is fiction. The media protects Hillary!”

In the article, someone spoke on the condition of secrecy, “Trump is exhausted, frustrated and still bewildered by fine points of the political process.”

“The failing @nytimes, which never spoke to me, keeps saying that I am saying to advisers that I will change. False, I am who I am-never said” Trump wrote on twitter.

At a rally on Saturday, hours after the New York Times article was released, Trump said “the newspaper is going to hell.” He even suggested he would take away its press credentials.

“When they write dishonest stories we should be a little bit tough,” Trump said at his rally in Fairfield, Connecticut.

He also tweeted yesterday: “The failing @nytimes has become a newspaper of fiction. Their stories about me always quote non-existent unnamed sources. Very dishonest!”

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