What if every day you went to work there were those who didn’t like you for no other reason than jealousy. They constantly lied about you, took everything you said out of context and then twisted it to make you look bad. What if those same “colleagues” set you up to look bad every time you had to represent your department at a company meeting. Would you sit back and cower or would you fight back?
The media accuses Trump of complaining about horrible media treatment whenever a story doesn’t portray him in a magnificent light. That is a typical media misinterpretation. Trump says he can take the heat-as long as the story is true-on a “60 Minutes” interview airing Sunday, reports Sun Times Network.
“I don’t like lies,” Trump said when asked why he’s so thin-skinned. “I don’t mind a bad story. Trump added, “If you did a bad story on me for 60 Minutes, if it were a fair story, I wouldn’t be thin-skinned at all.”
Trump views the media as being terrible, with a “good percentage” of it made up of a “really terrible group of people.” He goes on to state that “They write lies, they write false stories,” he said. “They know they’re false. It makes no difference.” Senator has had similar experiences with the media trying to set him up with “gotcha” questions.
Consider the Fox News setup to bash Trump in the first debate. Fox News’s Chris Wallace, one of the debate moderators along with anchors Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly. Even though Trump had said he’d be “very nice and highly respectful” during the debates, Wallace said in an interview that he and his colleagues would set him up to do some damage. And they did just that with Megyn Kelly leading the attack straight out the gate.
“I was not asked about jobs,” Trump said on NBC’s Today Show. “I was not asked about, you know, nuclear. I was not asked about all of the problems—I wasn’t asked about things that other people were asked about.”
It was hoped that CNN would have learned from the Fox News debate fiasco and take a different route, but that was wishful thinking. Right off the bat, the very first question, the candidates were asked was about frontrunner Donald Trump. Jake Tapper asked Carly Fiorina, “Mrs. Fiorina, I want to start with you. Fellow Republican candidate, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, has suggested that your party’s frontrunner, Mr. Donald Trump, would be dangerous as President. He said he wouldn’t want, quote, ‘such a hot head with his finger on the nuclear codes.’”
It was downhill from then on. The debate was set up to lead the candidates into a “food fight” of a debate. Trump, however, was the main target. Moderators at the CNN debate tried repeatedly to pit one Republican after another against Trump.
Another example of inappropriate comments directed at Trump, is the off-color remark made on Friday by Rich Lowry of Fox News that Carly Fiorina had castrated Trump during the CNN debate last week. On Fox’s “The Kelly File,” Lowry referred to Trump’s private parts and said Fiorina had the “precision of a surgeon.” Was Trump not to respond to such a statement made on national television?
Anyone who is paying attention should realize that Trump is not a whiner, neither does he start fights. But he does know how to deal with the media “schoolyard bullies.” They are the ones not able to handle Trump’s defensive verbal right hooks and end up falsely calling foul. By now Fox, CNN and the rest should realize they are shooting themselves in the foot because the people aren’t buying it.
Instead of listening to a very biased media hell-bent on painting Trump in a bad, out-of-control light, watch an interview by the Wall Street Journal earlier this month. When you have an interviewer not focused on “gotcha” questions but on the important issues of the country, you get a whole different Trump. Then you will see a presidential candidate who is calm, pleasant and highly intelligent. You will be able to see how he can interact with people all over the world, and why he is so yugely successful and loved by Americans.