Donald Trump’s media mauling yesterday sounded more like his tweets than a presidential press conference. His rambling word salads stitched between made-up stats and relentless boasting kept reporters off guard, as if they were trying to swim through sawdust.
The President likely thrilled supporters who hate the media. And most who don’t are still not inclined to defend them. Which makes it so easy for Trump to dominate these sessions.
Even when confronted with an error he made moments earlier — that his Electoral College victory was the greatest since Reagan’s (Obama and W. Bush did better) he nonchalantly shoved it aside as “those were the numbers that were given to me.”
Somebody’s getting fired, unless he was the one who gave the numbers to himself.