Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally today in Melbourne, Florida, and it was insane.
First, the hangar where the rally took place opened up so that Air Force One could pull up and allow Trump to walk directly on the stage in dramatic fashion. Country singer Lee Greenwood’s music was playing as Trump slowly waltzed to the stage, alongside a worried looking Melania.
The big topic of Trump‘s rally today was, of course, the “fake news” media.
He said he wanted to talk to the American people “without the filter of the fake news,” which he said has continued to publish “one false story after another” and make things up.
Trump charged that the press has become a “big part of the problem” and declared, “When the media lies to people, I will never ever let them get away with it. I will do whatever I can… They have their own agenda, and their agenda is not your agenda.”
The president — who cited presidents past and their criticisms of the media — told the excited crowd that they will not let the “fake news tell us what to do, how to live, and what to believe.”
Make no mistake…this is what dictators do.
The free press is as American as you can get. It’s the backbone of our democracy. And Donald Trump wants people to not believe it. That is dangerous.
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) February 18, 2017
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