1. Donald Trump speech in Arizona: 10 statements US President made

Donald Trump speech in Arizona: 10 statements US President made

On several occasions before and post victory, US President Donald Trump has been slamming media persons for one reason or the other. And, it was once again evident in his recent rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

By: | Updated: August 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Donald Trump, Donald Trump news, Donald Trump latest news, Donald Trump rally, Donald Trump arizona rally, Donald Trump phoenix rally, Donald Trump arizona speech, Donald Trump slams media, Donald Trump us media, us media The US president not only was lambasted by the media for his speech but it also reportedly dented US stock index futures as he said he will shut down the US government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. (AP/PTI)

Ever since Donald Trump stepped into the election campaign during the last US presidential election, the businessman turned US president has shared a sour relationship with media. On several occasions before and post victory Trump has been slamming media persons for one reason or the other. And, it was once again evident in his recent rally in Phoenix, Arizona. The US president delivered a speech which was dubbed fact-free by CNN, incluidng about crowds in attendance. The US president not only was lambasted by the media for his speech but it also dented US stock index futures as he said he will shut down the US government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico, as per a Reuters report. “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” he said while addressing the rally. Let’s take a look at 10 statements made by the American President during his Arizona rally as reported by CNN Politics:

1: “And just so you know from the Secret Service, there aren’t too many people outside protesting, OK. That I can tell you.”

2: “You know I’d love it if the cameras could show this crowd, because it is rather incredible. It is incredible.”

3: “How about — how about all week they’re talking about the massive crowds that are going to be outside. Where are they? Well, it’s hot out. It is hot. I think it’s too warm.”

4: “Just like (the media doesn’t) want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence and strongly condemned the neo-Nazis, the White Supremacists, and the KKK.”

5: “I think I can’t do much better, right?”

6: “If you’re reading a story about somebody, you don’t know. You assume it’s honest, because it’s like the failing New York Times, which is like so bad. It’s so bad. The New York Times essentially apologized after I won the election, because their coverage was so bad, and it was so wrong, and they were losing so many subscribers that they practically apologized.”

7: “Or the Washington Post, which I call a lobbying tool for Amazon, OK, that’s a lobbying tool for Amazon.”

8: “Or CNN, which is so bad and so pathetic, and their ratings are going down. But, I mean do you ever see anything — and then you wonder why CNN is doing relatively poorly in the ratings”

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9: “Now they only choose, you know, like a half a sentence here or there and then they just go on this long rampage, or they put on these real lightweights all around a table that nobody ever heard of, and they all say what a bad guy I am.”

10: “If I don’t have social media, I probably would not be standing. They’ll say, ‘Donald Trump is in a Twitter-storm.’ These are sick people.”

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