President Trump didn’t hesititate to make waves at a Phoenix (AZ) rally on Tuesday. Not only did he criticize establishment Republicans, he lambasted liberal media for failing to provide unbiased coverage of the Charlottesville protest earlier this month and twisting his comments on the matter.
Trump defended himself against accusations that he hasn’t been “forceful enough” in his condemnation of white supremacist and other racist groups who made themselves visible during the Charlottesville protest.
Phoenix’s Mayor Greg Stanton requested Trump delay his speech due to the Charlottesville protest sparking much violence. But at the event, Trump noted many more supporters had shown up than protesters. “You know, they show up in the helmets and the black masks and they’ve got clubs and they’ve got everything,” Trump said of the liberal “demonstrators.”
The liberal media has failed to even provide coverage when it comes to Antifa violence. Speaking about the media, Trump commented, “These are sick people.”
“You know the thing I don’t understand? You would think…they’d want to make our country great again. And I honestly believe they don’t,” the president added.
While reading off his initial statements denouncing racist groups involved with the protests, Trump asked the crowd, “Did they [the media] report that I said that racism is evil?”
The crowd shouted back, “No!” With Trump continuing to admonish the media’s distorted coverage, the crowd began chanting, “CNN sucks!”
President Trump also touched on Arizona’s two Republican senators, though he didn’t name them outright. While speaking on Jeff Flake, Trump commented that Flake was “weak” on borders and crime. He also hinted at passing the healthcare-reform bill could have been great for Arizona. But recall Sen. John McCain casting one of the key votes that killed the bill. More, both senators have been critical of Trump recently.
Liberal media has consistently hammered President Trump, and many establishment Republicans have chosen to side with The Left. Nevertheless, rather than acquiesce, the president doubled down and called them out.