Trump Pummels the Press at Florida Rally, Twitter Reacts

“Did taxpayers just pay for a campaign rally?” social media asks

Last Updated: February 18, 2017 @ 7:19 PM

Donald Trump took his “make America safe” message to Melbourne, Florida Saturday to rally support for his agenda and, while he was there, once again attempt to squish the media under his thumb.

Just a month into his turbulent presidency, Trump spoke in front of an estimated 9,000 of his supporters in what many on social media are calling a campaign-like rally. Among his apparent objectives were blasting international trade, slamming the judges who ruled his travel ban as unconstitutional and, oh yeah, focusing his ire once again (yawn) at the media.

“I want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news,” he told the cheering crowd, then adding, “When the media lies to the people, I will never let them get away with it. I will do whatever I can so they don’t get away with it. They have their own agenda and their agenda is not your agenda.”

With every mention of the “dishonest media,” the attendees turned to the press box and booed.

Social media quickly took note and asked what the purpose was for such a rally… a question which was answered a number of times.

Not to be left out were his supporters, who didn’t come out in quite the number as his detractors did.

But the moment was not lost on Natasha Arnpriester, who realized that the Trump Rally and the National Drink Wine Day shared the spotlight Saturday.