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Trump Blasts WaPo’s ‘Nasty Lightweight Reporters,’ Suggests Banning Them from White House



President Donald Trump was up early Saturday morning.

And one of his first orders of business this weekend was a biting admonishment of two Washington Post reporters on Twitter.

Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker were the subjects of Trump‘s no-holds-barred ire, and he did not mince words, alluding to a possible media pass revocation for the “two nasty lightweight reporters.”

“The Washington Post’s @PhilipRucker (Mr. Off the Record) & @AshleyRParker, two nasty lightweight reporters,” Trump wrote, “shouldn’t even be allowed on the grounds of the White House because their reporting is so DISGUSTING & FAKE.”

“Also, add the appointment of MANY Federal Judges this Summer!”

The president and White House staffers have been on the warpath against The Post since Sunday, when Rucker and Parker published an article titled, “Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, but others see incompetence and intolerance.”

The heavily editorialized piece claimed the summer was a political loss for Trump, suggesting the season had been devoid of policy strides.

In the eyes of the two reporters, Trump’s only success was a massive Independence Day celebration on the National Mall — one that the outlet and the rest of the establishment media had hardly covered and often scoffed at throughout June and July.

Rucker and Parker’s piece prompted a whirlwind offensive from the White House.

By Thursday, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley had published an rebuttal in the Washington Examiner.

In it, they fact-checked the article with a host of Trump’s summer accomplishments that they said been provided to The Post for its story but largely gone unmentioned in the final piece.

“The truth is, Trump racked up many well-documented victories that directly benefited the American people at home and abroad,” Grisham and Gidley wrote.

Trump’s victories included, but were not nearly limited to, total student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans, becoming the first United States president to enter North Korea and the successful diversion of $3.6 billion toward the construction of wall segments on America’s southern border.

Grisham and Gidley didn’t stop there, either.

They went on to tally up The Post’s embarrassing summer losses — the worst being a bombshell racial piece that warranted 15 corrections, according to Fox News.

“Media bias comes in two forms. It plays a role in deciding what news is, and is not, covered, and also in deciding how that news is covered,” the pair wrote.

“In this instance, the Post’s ‘reporters’ are guilty of both.”

The White House’s seemingly total war approach has, however, provided The Post with ammunition in regard to the establishment media’s narrative that Trump is a danger to the American free press.

“The president’s statement fits into a pattern of seeking to denigrate and intimidate the press,” Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron said Saturday in response to Trump’s tweet, according to The Hill. “It’s unwarranted and dangerous, and it represents a threat to a free press in this country.”

“We stand fully behind [our reporters] and their important work,” Baron said.

Trump has in the past attempted to keep antagonistic reporters out of the White House briefing room — namely CNN’s Jim Acosta last November.

The move was widely unpopular, however, and Acosta’s media pass was quickly reinstated, Time reported.

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  • stephen russell says:

    I say host press briefings from Remote: your in the WH etc, reporters are in some Remote area via 2 way feed for Q&A & U can turn off 2 way feed. Now thats a press conference

    • ANI4ANI says:

      Let what U suggested B done by the press sec & her asst.. No interaction by POTUS with large groups. 1on 1 interviews with REAL journalists, all PROPAGANDISTS can just do their usual make fake news,

  • Gary Haber says:

    No surprise that these “reporters” bosses are speaking out against it….
    They can all agree on saying anything to sell a story, even if its fake….

    “You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war.”

    -William Randolph Hearst

  • usac#95 says:

    about time some of these dirt scum bag reporters get there

    asses kicked

  • Tommy Ryan says:

    I’ll put this in simple terms:
    Slander is NOT “news”.
    No more debate is required.

  • Doris says:

    What do you expect from a news media that has been taken over by Communists? By media, I am referring to what is called the “main stream”…… Everyone should just quit watching them and reading them. There is plenty of real news out there!

  • Notalib says:

    The biggest danger to a free press is the free press. Do your job well and you will remain free. Keep doing the type of reporting that has going on under President Trump and you will lose the backing of most, or many, Americans. Why listen or read garbage when you can turn on the t.v. and watch a cartoon.

  • Gene Katsanis says:

    To say that President Trump “represents a threat to a free press” is a tactic used by liberals to make themselves appear to be the victim. In fact the greatest threat to a free press are the irresponsible rogue journalists themselves. Fake news is propaganda and propagandism is not journalism.

  • Kim M says:

    Free press must mean twisting the facts and out-and-out lying.

  • shirley says:

    The President has been up front and only telling us the truth and doing all he possibly can to Make our Country Great Again and with this long battle , the press is responsible for all the dirt they can muster up to sell themselves and their papers and are controlled by the deep state and crooks that are trying hard to ruin our country . President Trump has not only gone out on a limb many times for us including trying to negotiate with other countries to better ours . You all need to wake up and see the benefits we are all getting as a result of our great president in office now and to vote him there again for 2020. Otherwise voting for ANY DEMOCRAT would be a complete disaster for our country and too late to return to what we have now . The Democrats want to make us a socialist country and suffer big time under full government control . Just show me ONE THING that the Democrats have to offer us that Trump has already given us and they want to take it all away including guns which we may need to defend our selves in the future !

  • IvanaK says:

    Bye, bye, Washington Post!

  • Joan says:

    I like President Trump; I will always support him; I would vote for him ANY time he runs; the leftist liberals will always disgust me with their lies and ridiculous “wants.” Everything the dumborats want will bankrupt America! Free everything? Give me a break. Anyone with a brain knows that this is an impossibility. They are such a bunch of losers.

  • Eleanor says:

    I don’t bother watching the MSM news any more. I’ve watched President Trump make his speeches, and I’ve saved many of them. Then I’d listen to or read what the MSM’s ”news reports” said! The MSM’s interpretation of his speeches is downright libel and slander!! They twist his words, leave out pertinent words that changes the whole context of his speech, and insert their own ”what they THINK he said, in order to suit their own agenda! I don’t bother with them since CNN came out with a blatant lie about something in the early 90’s, and the rest of them followed suit, almost verbatim. You know, like they do now. For them to be kicked out of the White House would be a service to the American citizens who want the truth, not more lies!!

  • RWF