Most Republican presidential candidates try to prostrate themselves before the liberal press, hoping to earn some crumbs off the mainstream media table.
Donald Trump is not most Republican presidential candidates.
In a scorching Tuesday press conference, Trump attacked the liberal media as “dishonest,” “not good people,” and “sleaze.”
While the press thought that Trump had made a big mistake, Rush Limbaugh thought otherwise. He noticed something about Trump’s press conference that not a lot of people did.
“I paid no attention to cable news this morning when I got here. So I got the audio sound bite roster, and I find out I’m half of it,” Rush said on his Wednesday show.
“And it’s because I, apparently, am the only person in major media who had the take on the Trump press conference that I had. Apparently, virtually everybody in the cable news universe that cable news networks go to for analysts and analysis and so forth, thought that Trump stepped in it big time yesterday.”
Limbaugh then pointed to the sound bite that made him news.
“(H)ow many years have people been begging for a Republican to just once take on the media the way Trump did? All the way from the premise, to the details, to the motivation?” Limbaugh says.
“Near the end of it a frustrated journalist (paraphrasing), “Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, is it gonna be this way, are you gonna be attacking us after you become president?” … (P)eople at home watching this — (laughing) ’cause, folks, in the age of internet trolling, manners are out the window. It’s a waste of time asking for manners here.”
Limbaugh was absolutely right. The press has demanded courtesy from presidential candidates — especially on the right — while exercising little of their own.
What Trump did on Tuesday was undoubtedly what many Republicans have longed to do for years. Donald Trump didn’t hold back, though — he went right out there and did it. This is why, for many people, he’s the kind of candidate they’ve been waiting for all their lives.
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