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Fairfield, CT - Trump Rails Against Press In Response To Reports Of Chaos

Published on: August 14, 2016 01:00 PM
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fairfield , Connecticut, U.S., August 13, 2016. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fairfield , Connecticut, U.S., August 13, 2016. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Fairfield, CT - U.S. Republican Donald Trump on Saturday repeated his attack on President Barack Obama that he helped “found” Islamic State and railed against media reports that his campaign is failing, at a campaign rally in Connecticut, a state where he has a long-shot of being victorious.

Speaking for more than an hour in a sweltering room, Trump spent a significant portion of his speech complaining about the media.

He again threatened to revoke the press credentials of The New York Times. The credentials allow reporters access to press-only areas of his campaign events. He has already banned other outlets, including The Washington Post.


On Saturday, the New York newspaper published an article detailing failed efforts to make Trump focus his campaign on the general election.

“These are the most dishonest people,” Trump said. “Maybe we’ll start thinking about taking their press credentials away from them.”

Trump visiting Connecticut, a heavily Democratic state, raised eyebrows among many Republicans.

“It’s asinine that he would be in Connecticut holding a public rally less than 90 days before the election,” said Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak. “You don’t see Hillary publicly campaigning in Idaho and Mississippi. I have to think this proves the candidate is running the campaign, which explains why it’s such a disaster of biblical proportions.”

At several points the crowd chanted “lock her up,” a frequent campaign rally chant in reference to Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump told the crowd that normally he responds by saying he intends instead to defeat her in the Nov. 8 election, but this time added, “You know what? You have a point!”

Trump also dropped his recent efforts to say he was not being serious when he said Obama was the “founder” of the Islamic State militant group .

“It’s the opinion of myself and a lot of people that he was the founder,” Trump told the crowd.

Democrats and Republicans alike have criticized Trump’s assertion as patently false.

Trump took a detour from attacking Clinton’s economic record to discuss the 1998 scandal involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton, whom Republicans attempted to impeach.

“Remember when he said, he did not have sex with that woman, and a couple of weeks later, oh you got me,” Trump said, to cheers. He then made reference to a blue dress that became a symbol in the investigation. “I’m so glad they kept that dress, so glad they kept that dress, because it shows what the hell they are.”

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 Aug 14, 2016 at 01:11 PM Trumpforprez Says:

The man is so right. The media loves to make up stories and twist words. then we Trump defends himself oh is sarcastic or a flip flopper. How ca we vote for such a guy. You genuises its the media flip flopping not Trump.


 Aug 14, 2016 at 01:29 PM elyeh Says:

Oy vey! Ehr vais nisht vos iz git!


 Aug 14, 2016 at 02:46 PM hashomer Says:

If you missed it, on Erev Shabbes, Herr Trumpf stated that if Mrs. Clinton wins the State of Pennsylvania in Nov, she "cheated". How can you accuse someone of cheating in something that hasn't happened yet? Another example of this yutz coming totally off the rails. Not a serious candidate...


 Aug 14, 2016 at 05:02 PM Aron1 Says:

Is this the very same press that Trump used for what he claimed was "millions of dollars of free advertising". All of a sudden, the press is the devil.
How convenient.
How immature.
How... whatever.


 Aug 14, 2016 at 09:23 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

You are missing the remarkable thing from the Times yesterday. The inner circle of Trump people had a secret meeting with him a few weeks ago. His kids, at least some of their spouses and some close advisors were there. What do you think? Maybe ten people in total.

The Times said four of those people talked to the Times about the secret meeting. I find that to be very remarkable.


 Aug 14, 2016 at 10:46 PM ayoyo Says:

After doing much thought, I've reached the conclusion the the donald isn't fit for the job.He can't even listen to his handlers who are trying their best to help him,but when he gets a microphone in his hand he loses control of himself.


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