They keep throwing punches and President Donald Trump punches back, just like he did when he was candidate Trump.
That’s a good thing because his counterpunches are honest. He doesn’t hold in his emotions in the name of some fake civility.
Excerpt from the Daily Mail
Donald Trump has labeled Madonna ‘disgusting’ and called Saturday Night Live a ‘disgrace’ after one of its writers targeted his 10-year-old son Barron.
The president sat down with Fox’s Sean Hannity on Thursday to appear on his namesake show, his second interview since taking office last Friday.
He blasted NBC’s Saturday Night Live and a ‘terrible’ attack by one of its writers who said his 10-year-old son Barron would become the ‘country’s first homeschool shooter’.
Urged for his view by Hannity who commended Barron as a ‘wonderful, smart, charming kid’, President Trump said it was ‘terrible’ he’d been subject to attack.
‘Saturday Night Live, a person from Saturday Night Live was terrible.
‘I don’t mind some humor but it’s terrible. For them to attack, for NBC to attack my 10-year-old son…it’s a disgrace. He’s a great boy. And it’s not an easy thing for him. Believe me.’
Writer Katie Rich was admonished for her tweet last week that Barron would become America’s ‘first homeschool shooter’.
She has since apologized and been suspended by the show. Neither NBC nor Saturday Night Live condoned her comments. Neither has given a public comment on them.
For months, Saturday Night Live has made President Trump the subject of its sketches starring Alec Baldwin who ridicules him mercilessly.
Giving his assessment of the actor, the president said he wasn’t just unfunny but a ‘disaster’. ‘He’s terrible on the show,’ he said.
He also addressed Madonna and a spate of celebrities who took part in protests against him held across the country last weekend.
At a Washington DC march, Madonna told crowds she’d considered ‘blowing up the White House’.
‘Honestly, she’s disgusting. I think she hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause,’ President Trump said of the singer’s unhinged outburst.
‘I thought her and a couple of others. But I thought she was in particular, I thought what she said was disgraceful to our country.’
He said he was outraged by a false tweet published by a pool reporter that a Martin Luther King bust had been removed from the Oval Office and even interrogated his staff over who may have taken it out after seeing reports on the subject.
It turned out to be false. The bust was never removed and the reporter who claimed mistakenly that it had been apologized profusely and repeatedly to colleagues and to the White House after seeking to correct his error.
On Thursday the president, still enraged by the allegation that he would remove it, said the journalists’ suggestion was that he was racist.
‘That’s a very serious charge. Because they’re not saying the bust was taken out.
‘What they’re saying is that I’m a racist. That’s what they’re saying. That’s a very serious charge. Then it turned out the bust, in fact I got very angry with my people. I said who took that bust out? Because I wasn’t there.
‘And they said it was never moved. It was in the same exact spot it was never moved. I said, how could they say it?’
Later, he said of journalists who reported it: ‘These are lying people. These are bad people.’
TIME, the publication which the journalist works for, has insisted it was an unintentional mistake which it regrets but denies the reporter acted maliciously in his reporting.
It’s really appalling that every single day the news organizations here in the USA keep doctoring the news in order to smear President Trump. Every little thing is blown out of proportion.
Trump appears up to the task for now. Let’s hope the job doesn’t turn his hair gray and age him the way it did President Bush and President Obama.