Trump Lashes At Fake News Media After Latest Hit Piece: ‘They Are Now Beyond Fake, They Are Corrupt’

President Trump is lashing out at mainstream media for being “beyond fake” and “corrupt” after the Washington Post published a piece critical of his presidency.

The Western Journal reports the outlet “decided to celebrate the unofficial end of summer this weekend with a long and remorselessly negative postmortem of how President Donald Trump spent the past three months.”

President Trump voiced his frustrations about the article and mainstream media at-large in a series of tweets.

“The Amazon Washington Post did a story that I brought racist attacks against the ‘Squad.’ No, they brought racist attacks against our Nation. All I do is call them out for the horrible things they have said. The Democrats have become the Party of the Squad!” Trump said in the initial tweet on Monday morning.

“The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do ‘fact-checking’ anymore, and are only looking for the ‘kill,’” Trump tweeted. “They take good news and make it bad. They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt.”

“The good news is that we are winning. Our real opponent is not the Democrats, or the dwindling number of Republicans that lost their way and got left behind, our primary opponent is the Fake News Media. In the history of our Country, they have never been so bad!” the president added.

The Washington Post article, titled “Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, but others see incompetence and intolerance,” criticizes the president’s performance over the last few months as “a lost summer defined by self-inflicted controversies and squandered opportunities.”

From the Washington Post:

Trump leveled racist attacks against four congresswomen of color dubbed “the Squad.” He derided the majority-black city of Baltimore as “rat and rodent-infested.” His anti-immigrant rhetoric was echoed in a missive that authorities believe a mass shooting suspect posted. His visits to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso after the gun massacres in those cities served to divide rather than heal.

Trump’s economy also began to falter, with the markets ping-ponging based on the president’s erratic behavior. His trade war with China grew more acrimonious. His whipsaw diplomacy at the Group of Seven summit left allies uncertain about American leadership. The president returned from his visit to France in a sour mood, frustrated by what he felt was unfairly negative news coverage of his trip.

The remainder of the article continues to claim Trump “failed” this summer, missing critical months ahead of his re-election effort next year.

The report did mention “some victories,” including the findings of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz who found that former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies when he shared memos detailing his interactions with the president.


Asked about Trump’s summer, the White House offered a detailed, 26-point list of what officials characterized as key successes. The highlight reel ranged from the highly specific (meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and imposing more sanctions on Iran and Venezuela) to the vague (releasing a strategy that “aims to increase women’s leadership in efforts to prevent conflict and promote security”).

“I don’t know how anyone could see this summer as anything but successful with the president continuing to deliver on his promises to the American people despite the negative news coverage of this administration,” said Judd Deere, a White House spokesman. “President Trump has accomplished more at this point in his first term than any president in history and his policies are building a safer, stronger and more secure America.”