President Donald Trump kicked off Labor Day Monday morning by attacking the “LameStream media” in a series of tweets, singling out the Washington Post and saying the paper “brought racist attacks against our Nation.”
“The Amazon Washington Post did a story that I brought racist attacks against the ‘Squad.’ No, they brought racist attacks against our Nation. All I do is call them out for the horrible things they have said. The Democrats have become the Party of the Squad!” he wrote.
“The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do ‘fact checking’ anymore, and are only looking for the ‘kill.’ They take good news and make it bad. They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt..” he continued.
“….The good news is that we are winning. Our real opponent is not the Democrats, or the dwindling number of Republicans that lost their way and got left behind, our primary opponent is the Fake News Media. In the history of our Country, they have never been so bad!” Trump concluded.
Elsewhere on Twitter, users were reacting to other crises, in particular, to the impending landfall of Hurricane Dorian. The storm is likely to be one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded hit the Bahamas and over the weekend, Texas was struck by another mass shooting Sunday. “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing used a tweet from Trump about her on Sunday to attempt to draw his attention to those matters.
Over the weekend, the media focused on Trump’s handling of the Hurricane Dorian’s impending landfall, noting that he said that he had “never heard of a category 5” hurricane but has mentioned them numerous times over his presidency.
CNN’s Abby Phillip pointed out on Monday, Trump was on his “second trip to the golf course this holiday weekend after canceling his trip to Poland to monitor a massive hurricane threatening the East Coast.”
A representative for the Post did not immediately return a request for comment.