If there’s one thing I love about Trump is that he fights back. He gives the media the same shit back that they give to him. That’s what you’ve got to do, otherwise their stories will dominate and the truth will get buried. The nation, as a whole, will believe their lies too because the common assumption is that someone who doesn’t defend himself vigorously in the face of false accusations must be guilty.
The ‘lying media’ is not prepared nor accustomed to a major political figure who fights them, who gets mean and dirty with them. Can you imagine any other president in recent history doing this sort of thing to the media’s snide reporters? Every president is expected to take it in the ass and respond ‘presidential’ (whatever that’s supposed to mean?). Not Trump. He’s a fighter, and he knows what lying pieces of excrement these smug reporters are, including the organizations they work for. He’s had a long history of dealing with these Leftist quislings, so he knows them well.
After Trump refuses to answer this reporter’s question and calls CNN “fake news,” the crowd of reporters standing around actually applauded. Even they, apparently, know what phonies CNN’s reporters are!
As I’ve said before, taking the ‘high road’ in politics sounds good in theory, but you will lose. The ‘lying media,’ in fact, counts on conservatives and republicans taking the ‘high road’ because that’s how their false stories gain credibility. Every time a republican smiles off a false story against him or her, or ‘plays nice’ when innuendoes of corruption or racism are leveled against him or her, the media wins and their lies sound more plausible to a low-information populace.
What I’m saying is that a smart politician needs to be prepared for these kinds of questions/objections from a reporter, and a willingness to speak to them like they’ve got nothing to lose. Get in their grill and talk shit back to them! Conventional wisdom tells us that this approach will turn off one’s constituents, but the reality is that most viewers will respect the politician who stand ups for himself and fights back! The greater number of Americans have low opinion of reporters anyways, so they’ll admire the man or woman who takes their shit and gives it right back to them.
Most people respect a fighter. They admire the person who takes off their gloves and tells it like it is. This is one reason why Trump is so loved by Americans. The people want a fighter, something Mitt Romney, John McCain, George Bush, and all the cucks of the GOP never quite understood.