'Great Dealmakers Do Not Celebrate Deals' Trump Once Said
Angry that the mainstream media and many independent news outlets are ripping to shreds his "deal" with North Korea, President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to attack his critics.
As he has done before, the U.S. president declared the mainstream media – which he repeatedly calls the "Fake News" – the "biggest enemy" of America.
"So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN," Trump tweeted. "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!"
To be clear, there is no "deal." He has taken the word of a murderous dictator who slaughters his own people and, like Trump, is a serial liar, rather than get actual deliverables.
Exactly how will Kim will be removing all nuclear weapons and facilities from his country Where will all that be sent, or how will it be destroyed? How will America be able to know it is done? Who's going to inspect?
These are but a few of many questions that Trump's "deal" does not answer.
That said, Americans were't worried about war with North Korea breaking out until Trump started provoking "Little Rocket Man."
And as far as calling the free press America's "biggest enemy," Trump is coming very close to kicking the First Amendment.
Also, it appears trump just called those who follow – or "promulgate," in this case promote or share – the mainstream media, "fools."
That's what dictators do.
Meanwhile, CNN's Keith Boykin rightly saw fit to throw Trump's own words back in his face:
John Kerry is openly celebrating the tenuous nuclear deal with Iran. Great dealmakers do not celebrate deals,they just go on to the next one
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2013
Trump today: Why won't anyone celebrate my 1-page deal with North Korea?
Trump 5 years ago: "Great dealmakers do not celebrate deals." pic.twitter.com/xgXk9WXPLh
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 13, 2018
Here's what some others are saying:
The free press is not our enemy. The First Amendment is the most important protection we have against government misconduct.
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) June 13, 2018
Kim is our friend now. The real threat to the United States are journalists. https://t.co/1Dcww2jRVu
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 13, 2018
Further, you just signaled to the entire world, to every aspiring nuclear state that the way to get legitimized on the world stages IS TO PURSUE NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
That makes the world decidedly LESS SAFE.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 13, 2018
— Angie (@TTTMNC1) June 13, 2018
“Promulgated”? Trump didn’t write this one. And whoever did just called the free press “our country’s biggest enemy.” No, that would be the lying fraud in the WH. pic.twitter.com/wPP5u95w4D
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) June 13, 2018
congrats to dan scavino on finding thesaurus dot com https://t.co/SwxxHvDBJw
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 13, 2018
wait for it... pic.twitter.com/J9kSOFvpSw
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 13, 2018
Just the President of the United States calling the free press "our country's biggest enemy" two days after meeting with a brutal dictator.https://t.co/G170al7WZF
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) June 13, 2018
North Korea: We "have a great relationship"
Free press: "Our country's biggest enemy" https://t.co/KGRtoiuIZS
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 13, 2018
When your best friend is a murderous dictator, your biggest enemy is a free press and Adolf Hitler is dead, you must be Donald Trump. https://t.co/ffZiurwDY4
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) June 13, 2018
Our country's biggest enemy is YOU. https://t.co/XYu8uySmjo
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) June 13, 2018