Trump Slams The ‘Disgusting’ Media For Making His Reelection ‘More difficult’ By Covering His Trade War
In a flurry of tweets early Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a furious attack against the US news media, accusing it of trying to hurt his reelection chances by reporting the sudden drop in the stock market and the prospect of a recession as a result of his trade war.
“Before I arrived in France, the Fake and Disgusting News was saying that relations with the 6 others countries in the G-7 are very tense, and that the two days of meetings will be a disaster,” Trump said on Twitter amid the Group of 7 Summit in France. “Just like they are trying to force a Recession, they are trying to ‘will’ America into bad Economic times.
“The worse the better, anything to make my Election more difficult to win,” Trump added, before asserting that G-7 nations were getting along and that the U.S.’s economy was the “talk of the world.”
Trump’s remarks came after a tumultuous week in which the trade war between the U.S. and China escalated further.
The president on Friday triggered a drop in U.S. stock markets and ignited deeper concerns about economic downturn after calling on American businesses to stop doing business with China.
….bad Economic times, the worse the better, anything to make my Election more difficult to win. Well, we are having very good meetings, the Leaders are getting along very well, and our Country, economically, is doing great – the talk of the world!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2019
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