President Trump slammed the media at a rally Thursday, taunting his detractors by saying “they are still crying” about his election victory.
“You remember when we had that great, great election, almost two years ago, can you believe?” he asked the crowd in Las Vegas, noting there were “tears from the fake news media when it was obvious that we were going to win.”
“You know what? They are still crying. Look at them. They are still crying,” Trump said, pointing directly at the cameras soundtracked by a chorus of booing directed at the pool of reporters.
“They are still crying and let them cry. They don’t know what the hell happened, but it happened.” the President added.
Trump continued, saying that reporters are “torn,” because they are now financially better off due to the ratings they get from covering his presidency.
Trump pondered that the media might endorse him for re-election due to the record profits they are enjoying.
“If they don’t, those broadcasting companies, the New York Times, all of those, they are going bankrupt so fast,” he said.
“I can’t tell you how dishonest and corrupt so much of the media is. I can’t even explain it, impossible to explain. Nobody would believe it,” Trump continued.
While saying that some reporters are “fine people” and “professional,” the president declared that most are ‘fake’.
“These are people that will take a great story and make it as bad as possible,” he said, adding “They will take an OK story and make it horrible.”
Elsewhere during the rally, the president endorsed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the face of the sexual misconduct allegations being pushed by the media.
“Brett Kavanaugh, and I’m not saying anything about anybody else, Brett Kavanaugh is one of the finest human beings you will ever have the privilege of knowing or meeting,” Trump said.
“We’ll let it play out, and I think everything is going to be just fine. This is a high quality person,” Trump added.
The full rally can be viewed below:
Speaking to Fox News anchor Sean Hannity prior to the rally, Trump urged the Senate to stop delaying Kavanaugh’s confirmation, noting “I think is a sad situation, he’s an outstanding person. And frankly, Sean, to see what is going on is just very, very sad. You say, why didn’t somebody call the FBI 36 years ago?”
“To take a man like this and besmirch — now with that being said, let her have her say and let’s see how it all works out. But I don’t think you can delay it any longer, they’ve delayed a week already.” Trump continued.
He added, “I have been accommodating. I say let her say what she has to say and let’s see how it all comes out. But they’ve delayed it a week and they have to get on with it.”
The crowds surged to see Trump at the Las Vegas Convention Center:
View of the line outside Las Vegas Convention Center of those waiting to get into the @realDonaldTrump #MAGA rally. (Photos sent to me from someone who prefers to remain anonymous) pic.twitter.com/0QOflZzPHL
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) September 21, 2018
Line about a half mile long to get into the Trump rally in Las Vegas tonight. Watch it on TV and look for me. I’ll be the one helping to Make America Great Again! #maga #trump #trump2020 #lasvegas pic.twitter.com/LgsKtgR7fN
— Sprout664 (@sprout664) September 21, 2018
NOW: Lines wrapped around the building to get into @realDonaldTrump rally at @LVCVA center in Las Vegas. People selling #MAGA hats for $20. Trump supporters brave the heat to see @POTUS speak for an hour tonight. pic.twitter.com/CYZg7RazOu
— Ramona Giwargis (@RamonaGiwargis) September 21, 2018
Line at the Trump rally in Las Vegas . Never seen so many people for Any event! MAGA!! pic.twitter.com/rZBrWRr8Eu
— Deplorable Dreg Westover (@life_elevated) September 21, 2018
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