Trump Goes Full Dictator, Declares U.S. Media ‘Our Country’s Biggest Enemy’ After Praising Kim Jong Un
Just minutes after his effusive praise of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared that America’s true No. 1 enemy is its free press.
Trump’s declaration that the media is America’s “enemy” came after he claimed that North Korea was negotiating in “good faith” with the United States over denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
“So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN,” the president wrote on a fiery tweet. “They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have ‘begged’ for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!”
This is not the first time Trump has declared the news media an “enemy” of the United States, as last year he said that networks that covered him critically were an “enemy of the people.”
The president’s tweet was met with an avalanche of angry responses.
So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have “begged” for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Here are some reactions from the Twitterverse.
You really have a hard time understanding simple things, don’t you? God bless you, buddy.
— joey triplicata (@triplicata) June 13, 2018
…what "deal"..? …you gave Kim Jong Un first class global media exposure and credibility, and promised to end US-Korea military exercises in return for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! …and you call that a "deal"..? @POTUS @PressSec
— Robert James Hickson (@PositivelyNot) June 13, 2018
Way to go Chamberlain!
You got played bigly! pic.twitter.com/ioyX3Illan
— Criminal Deep State Secret Memo Bannon (@GreatTrump1) June 13, 2018
— Becki Loves Dressage (@horseluvr23) June 13, 2018
There. Is. No. Deal.
— Tina (@girlinseattle) June 13, 2018
Not surprising that you didn't include Fox news in this!!!
— danielchangtheman (@danielchangthe1) June 13, 2018
— 💉realfarmacist💊💎 (@real_farmacist) June 13, 2018
Out of all the news stations your one Fox News is the only one who reports the truth, give me a break. Fox is the only news that’s bias in your favor. The other stations report from a non-bias point of view, which shows who you really are and you can’t take it.
— Virginia Redler 🌊 (@RedlerVirginia) June 13, 2018
We have seen nothing but concessions from you.
You were the one threatening "Fire & Fury" like never seen before.
— Dennis R. Hill (@dennis0805a) June 13, 2018
Donald, you started the escalation with your Twitter fingers and now gave credibility to a horrible dictator and received zero, zip, nada, in return. A weak statement of intent is not a deal #DotardDonny and you gave them what they wanted. On a positive note it’s #MuellerTime
— John Lobanowski (@72Lobanowski) June 13, 2018