President Donald Trump has been slammed by a number of media organisations for a recent rally he addressed in Arizona. At least two large media outlets, New York Times and CNN, along with many others, lambasted Trump for lacking facts in his speech. New York Times, the leading US daily, published an article with the title “Why Trump Loves Arizona”. The newspaper reported that President’s Tuesday speech was a “classic Trump” address where he lambasted the “very dishonest media” for almost a half hour, reiterated his Charlottesville responses in detail and even defended Confederate statues as “our history and our heritage.”
CNN published that Trump’s speech “showed why even some Republicans question whether he has the temperament and the capacity to serve as President.” CNN reported that Trump identified himself as the main victim of the furor over the violence in Virginia. Trump even criticised media coverage for ongoing political crisis that was raised over his comments on race.
Another article published in uproxx.com reported that Trump supporters published fake photos in order to show that massive crowds turned up at President’s rally. “Trump supporters and the alt-right are furiously attempting to spin it in any way they can, including the size of the crowd that showed up in support of the president,” the article said.
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“As others have pointed out, the Phoenix Civic Center, where the event was held, was filled more to capacity when Bernie Sanders held a July 2015 rally there,” the article further read. It even claimed that unofficial Twitter account of the Tennessee Republicans had tweeted out a (now deleted) photo of the crowd size outside of the venue, which in fact was actually from the 2016 Cleveland Cavs parade. The article says that despite the fact that it’s not even the right city, the photo quickly began getting picked up by other Trump supporters and bots.