Nets Trash Trump’s Campaign Kickoff: ‘Dark,’ ‘Scary,’ ‘Same Old Grudges’

NewsBusters | 6/19/2019 | Staff
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On Wednesday, the network morning shows uniformly panned President Trump’s Tuesday night launch of his reelection bid in Florida, slamming the speech as “dark,” “scary,” and just rehashing the “same old grudges” against his “perceived enemies.” Reporters dismissed the event as just a continuation of Trump’s 2016 campaign.

“The President kicked off his campaign here with a huge enthusiastic crowd, a new slogan, and a speech that sounded like it could have been given during the last campaign,” correspondent Jonathan Karl declared on ABC’s Good Morning America. He went on to complain that Trump “has a new slogan...but he’s fighting old battles,” and whined, “He spent so much time attacking Hillary Clinton...it seemed for awhile as if he were getting ready to run against her again.”

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Karl warned viewers: “As the speech went on, the President made dark, unfounded attacks against Democrats.” A soundbite followed of Trump telling the crowd: “Our radical Democrat opponents are driven by hatred, prejudice and rage. They want to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it.”

The reporter seemed to forget incessant claims by Democrats and the liberal media over the past two years accusing Trump of being a threat to democracy.

CBS - Morning - Co-host - Tony - Dokoupil

On CBS This Morning, co-host Tony Dokoupil offered this dour review of the President’s campaign relaunch:

President Trump launched his bid for a second term by painting a scary picture of America’s future if he's not re-elected....He accused his critics of un-American conduct — that’s a quote — lashed out at the press, and claimed that Democrats want to, quote “destroy all of the country.” He also said, “destroy all of you,” referring to his voters.

Correspondent - Weijia - Jiang - Speech - Way

Correspondent Weijia Jiang described the speech this way: “He billed this rally as historic and the hottest ticket ever. But it was actually just a collection of...
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