MIAMI – Wednesday during his rally at Bayside Park, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hammered the media for its coverage of the 2016 presidential election that he argued favored his opponent Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Trump called integrity in journalism an important issue, but then denounced the media as “dishonest” and cited a New York Post piece by Michael Goodwin.
“Another important issue for Americans his integrity in journalism,” Trump said. “These people are among the most dishonest people I have ever met, spoken to, done business with. These are the most dishonest people. There has never been dishonesty – there has never been dishonesty like we have seen in this election. There has never been anywhere near the media dishonesty like we have seen in this election. Don’t worry, they won’t spin the cameras to show the massive crowds. They won’t do that. The very talented Michael Goodwin of the New York Post just wrote today that 2016 presidential race will mark the low watermark of journalism that is worthy, if you think of it, of the First Amendment. Never before have so many media organizations, old and new, abandoned all pretense of fairness to take sides and try to pick a president. It is unbelievable. Honestly. for instance, a great story given out to the media they’ll make it look as bad as possible – as bad possible.
Trump remarks led the crowd to break out into a chant of “CNN sucks,” to which Trump responded by pointing out the dismal earnings figures for The New York Times.
“So sad – parenthetically and very sadly, earnings for The New York times are down 97 percent this year they just announced. I feel so badly for them. Ninety-seven percent, oh they’re doing great. And they tell you who to vote for — who to vote for, they want crooked Hillary. This isn’t about me. It is about all of you and our magnificent movement to make America great again and talking about it all over the world.”