Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump credited the power of “new media” while lambasting the “total dishonesty of the press” during a special Reddit AMA this week.
The hotel mogul took to the /r/The_Donald online forum thread Wednesday for over an hour answering over a dozen questions from site users, who asked about everything from Hillary’s missing press conferences to how he plans to secure Bernie supporters.
“Do you think Hillary will attempt to decrease the number of times she has to debate you like she did to Bernie during the Democratic Primary, or even avoid debating you altogether like she’s avoided press conferences altogether this year?” one user asked.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton will not do press conferences because she cannot explain her illegally deleted 33,000 emails, or her disaster in Libya, or her role pushing TPP (which she would 100% approve if she got the chance), or her support for a 550% increase in Syrian refugees, etc,” Trump responded.
Another user asked how he planned to get disillusioned Bernie voters on board the Trump train, to which the businessman offered his lengthiest response welcoming them into the fold.
“Though Bernie is exhausted and has given up on his revolution, many of his voters still want to keep up the fight. I expect that millions of Bernie voters will refuse to vote for Hillary because of her support for the War in Iraq, the invasion of Libya, NAFTA and TPP, and of course because she is totally bought and sold by special interests. She and her husband have been paid millions and millions by global corporations and powerful interests who will control her every decision. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings,” Trump stated.
“We welcome with open arms all voters who want an honest government and to fix our rigged system so it works for the people. This includes fixing one of Bernie’s biggest issues, our terrible trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and wealth.”
Trump also made clear he believed the new independent media to be more truthful than establishment lapdog outlets.
“How will you, as president, tackle this protected class of media elites without stepping on the first amendment rights of average Americans?” questioned another user.
“I have been very concerned about media bias and the total dishonesty of the press,” Trump said. “I think new media is a great way to get out the truth.”
Trump “provided 13 answers to President Barack Obama’s 10 in 2012” and “also drew a thousand more comments/questions than the then running for re-election POTUS,” DeadLine.com reported.
The term “new media” could be referring to Trump-friendly sites like Breitbart News and Drudge Report, whom the businessman re-tweeted Thursday.
A Reddit user also proclaimed, “New media=Infowars,” in the thread.
Watch: Trump gave Infowars an unprecedented interview back in December of last year.
Alex also recently did a Reddit AMA on /r/The_Donald back in June.