Trump Spells ‘Media’ Wrong In Tweet Complaining About ‘Fake News’ And Twitter Explodes
Donald Trump is so mad at “mainstream media” that he is unable to spell it right anymore. The erratic president on Wednesday spelled “media” wrong in his latest tweet blasting network news coverage, even though he tagged Fox News in the same tweet and has spent the past few days insisting “he doesn’t watch much TV.”
“Wow, more than 90% of Fake News Media coverage of me is negative, with numerous forced retractions of untrue stories. Hence my use of Social Media, the only way to get the truth out. Much of Mainstream Meadia has become a joke! @foxandfriends,” the President wrote.
Trump has often obsessed about his media coverage on Twitter and elsewhere, though he usually has at least spelled his targets correctly.
A recent New York Times report claimed Trump spends “at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that, in front of a television.” It noted that he often turns to Fox News for positive messaging and reinforcement, while his staff has learned that CNN and NBC can spoil his mood for much of a day. It said Trump was often particularly angered by CNN anchor Don Lemon, one of the network’s most outspoken critics of the president.
Trump disputed the reports about his attention to the tube, even though he has fired off dozens of tweets about “fake news” coverage during his first year in office. He even used the term in a tweet shooting down the Times report.
“Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting,” he tweeted Monday. Trump has tweeted about “fake news” five times since the Times story came out.
Trump’s “meadia” tweet came in the middle of a morning Twitter rant about the Alabama special election the night before, in which his favored candidate, Republican Roy Moore, lost in an upset to Democrat Doug Jones.
As expected, Twitter had to respond:
Wow, more than 90% of Fake News Media coverage of me is negative, with numerous forced retractions of untrue stories. Hence my use of Social Media, the only way to get the truth out. Much of Mainstream Meadia has become a joke! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Mirror mirror on the wall. Who’s the biggest liar of all?
— Hannah66 (@Hannahl63136376) December 13, 2017
— Robbie🌼Resister🐢 (@RobbieResister) December 13, 2017
Meadia is an old wooden ship from the civil war era
— Zachary Siegel (@ZachWritesStuff) December 13, 2017
The MS “Media”, or free press, is probably 90% negative about you, which is reflective of your actual accomplishments. They are likely giving you more credit than you are due. Resign. I think it would be better for your mental health. Thanks, #TheResistanceVOTES
— Kris (@therapykris) December 13, 2017
Says the guy who lies 77 times a day. 😂😂😂😂😂
— 🇺🇸❄️ Tracy ❄️🇺🇸 (@TPapsdorf) December 13, 2017
The only FAKE NEWS is YOU and Fox!
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) December 13, 2017
What’s a “meadia”?
— BN (@NixBryan) December 13, 2017
Your dementia is progressing quite rapidly.
— AMB (@amb573) December 13, 2017
Is this Fake News too? pic.twitter.com/bN7gVXArxa
— Peter Damian (@PeterDa22559210) December 13, 2017
There it is! Fox & friend told you what to tweet! Good boy, you can have a treat now.
— Robert Angelo (@RobertAngelo) December 13, 2017