Trump Cancels Press Credentials of Washington Post

Donald Trump Petulant

Following a story in which they reported that “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting,” presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump issued a statement on Facebook announcing that he was cancelling the press credentials of The Washington Post on Monday afternoon.

In a speech on Monday, Donald Trump, who on several occasions has promised to wage war on the free press when elected president, gave a scripted speech in which he vaguely addressed Obama’s reaction to the Islamic terrorism in Orlando over the weekend.

“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said. “And the something else in mind — you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot — they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”

To interpret what Trump is saying as meaning that Obama was behind the attack is a bit of a stretch, although based on his past behavior, like claiming that Ted Cruz ‘s father was in on the murder of JFK (based on a tabloid trash National Enquirer story), it is understandable that WAPO, a leading member of the Democrat Media Complex, could come to that conclusion.

To suggest that Trump was hinting that Obama shows favoritism to Islam and Muslims at all costs is proven by his clear track record of protecting the religion of his youth, now that should be the contention, and it’s one Trump should have made without beating around the bush.

Moreover, Trump’s war with the media, which granted nearly everyone despises and is a major reason this website exists, is dangerous because it’s not based on correct or incorrect reporting, but based on whether his massive yet fragile ego gets pricked.

It’s hypocritical for the same people who thought it was shameful for Obama to attack FOX News or Rush Limbaugh, which he did in a much softer way than Trump is doing to the left-wing press, but then stand up and cheer when he attacks freedom of the press — a guaranteed right in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The answer to lies in the press is more freedom of the press, not less. Let other voices call them out and consumers and free markets will eventually weed out the bad players, as evidenced by the major financial problems most leftist media outlets are experiencing today.

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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