Donald Trump is going to need a new catch phrase.
In the midst of his Twitter-tirade today, to berate Senator Blumenthal’s military service, The Donald once again berated the “failing New York Times” — purportedly for failing to report on his “many accomplishments”.
Usually, he uses this negative adjective, in the context of the newspaper’s financial health. Today, both the Senator and the newspaper, decided to push-back on the Trump “bullying” behavior …
A Trump Vacation Formula: Work Hard, Play Hard, Tweet Hard
by Peter Baker, NYTimes.com — Aug 7, 2017
All told, Mr. Trump blasted out 13 Twitter posts before dinner, going after other favorite targets as well, including the “failing” New York Times. As often happens, his posts included false assertions. He said that The Times had apologized for its coverage of the election last year. (It did not.) And he said the newspaper has “big losses.” (Revenue was up 9 percent in the last quarter.)
In a statement from a spokeswoman, Danielle Rhoades Ha, The Times called Mr. Trump’s claims “incorrect” and noted that the newspaper has 3.3 million paid subscriptions — its most ever — and growing profit, income and revenues. “NYT’s business is thriving,” The Times said on Twitter.
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So much for the president spouting Fake stats, in his attempt to silence the Press.
And the Senator was having none of it too. Taking to Twitter, Blumenthal defended his defense of the Special Counsel — while at the time rhetorically smacking the Harasser-in-Chief — but good.
Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now. No one is above the law.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 7, 2017
Mr. President: Your bullying hasn’t worked before and it won’t work now. No one is above the law.
Ã¢ÂÂ Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 7, 2017