And then....This not a laughing matter. I'm sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 16, 2017
Now I would never have said this, in EITHER case. After all, the 'press' is a business whose profit determines whether it exists or not.The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
If you notice Trump, every time he attacks, mentions the word FAILING, and he is going after the core - the advertising that makes the profits, and if the ads decrease the market WILL REACT.
So if the press is reformed or end up in Yekaterinburg, American Style, and Chuck Todd is replaced by a tag team of Lewis Black, Don Rickles, and Adam Sandler (balance, folks), a big SO WHAT? Besides, Rickles may be able to get more out anyone in the hot seat.
But I digress ...
When I read the President's counter-punch tweet, I was aghast.
My view was that the media had COMPLETELY lost my faith and my trust to REPORT reality, but enemy of the people was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over a line.
Especially from the president.
Like the moment Trump was so offensive towards McCain (who we can see in his comment OUTSIDE THE USA yesterday STILL takes it very personally) in what seems like archaeology, now. Over the line, right?
In the interval between Trump's tweet, and Todd's offer of peace (NO MAS?), conservative press glitterati like SE Cupp, and Steve Hayes all lined up in Defense of their profession (BUSINESS, people, business in the end - like selling SHOES) .I would hope that our leaders would never believe that any American desires to make another American an enemy. Let's dial it back.— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 17, 2017
So here is where I profess Trump has more of what it takes to WIN at any level than me.
He doesn't care.
You must be bloody on the floor and he doesn't care about onlookers.
If you hit him back after he hits you back, he will hit back harder.
Until you feel in jeopardy.
It's for keeps.
So, Putin, Xi, Kim, Khameinei .... I hope you are all taking note.