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Trump Blows Up Over Report on His Dismal Performances in Dayton and El Paso

More comforting words for America from our healer-in-chief

Editorial use only. HANDOUT /NO SALESMandatory Credit: Photo by FLOTUS/WHITE HOUSE/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10358939a)A handout photo made available by the Office of the First Lady of the United States shows US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) posing with a two-month-old mass shooting survivor (2-R) who is being held by First Lady Melania Trump (C), as they visit victims of a mass shooting in at the University Medical Center of El Paso, Texas, USA, 07 August 2019 (issued 10 August 2019). Twenty two people were killed and 26 injured during a mass shooting at the Walmart on 03 August 2019. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old man, accused of the mass shooting.Aftermath of mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, USA - 07 Aug 2019

President Donald J. Trump poses with a two-month-old mass shooting survivor held by First Lady Melania Trump as they visit victims at the University Medical Center of El Paso, Texas.


On Saturday, the president of the United States took to Twitter to whine about a recap published in the New York Times covering the backstory of what went wrong during his visits to both El Paso and Dayton this week, the scenes of two recent mass shootings.

The Times covered the now widely reported news of the two-month-old infant whose parents were both killed in El Paso. Although the infant had been released from the hospital, he was brought back for the sole purpose of a photo opportunity with the president and first lady. According to the Times, Trump was angry about the negative coverage that story was receiving.

Trump, the Times went on to report, was so “upset after he saw footage of a news conference held by Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, and Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, a Democrat, but no positive images of himself while visiting Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital” that he “bellowed at the small coterie of advisers traveling with him” on Air Force One.

So, Trump’s team sprung into action and produced a widely panned campaign-esque video:

The video was followed by a tweet from Trump’s tone-deaf social media director, Dan Scavino, who wrote, “The President was treated like a Rock Star inside the hospital, which was all caught on video. They all loved seeing their great President!”

Trump then went after Maggie Haberman, naming her on Twitter, one of the three bylined reporters on the Times story.

“Maggie Haberman of the Failing @nytimes reported that I was annoyed by the lack of cameras inside the hospitals in Dayton & El Paso, when in fact I was the one who stated, very strongly, that I didn’t want the Fake News inside & told my people NOT to let them in. Fake reporting!” Trump wrote.

And, in another tweet, he said, “Never has the press been more inaccurate, unfair or corrupt! We are not fighting the Democrats, they are easy, we are fighting the seriously dishonest and unhinged Lamestream Media. They have gone totally CRAZY. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Just more comforting words for America from our healer-in-chief.

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