…and the Media

5/26 “The joke would have been in exceedingly poor taste in any circumstances, but it is especially so now because, on Wednesday evening, Gianforte body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs at a public event in Bozeman, Montana. Gianforte went on to win his special election on Thursday, but not before earning a rebuke from U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan.” http://www.newsweek.com/texas-governor-greg-abbott-makes-joke-about-shooting-reporters-616403

2/24 So much for transparency, reporters barred: https://cpj.org/2017/02/reporters-barred-from-us-press-secretary-briefing.php

The first press meeting, Sean Spicer’s first statements

Surprise press conference February 16

An overview: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/16/donald-trumps-grievance-filled-press-conference-annotated/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_transcript-fix-210pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&tid=a_inl&utm_term=.2bb414cef0d0

A factcheck: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/feb/16/fact-checking-donald-trumps-press-conference/

In which T claims to be the least anti-semitic, the least racist person: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/16/politics/donald-trump-news-conference-anti-semitism/

And in which he claims (falsely) that Senator Cummings declined to meet with him: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/cummings-no-idea-why-president-trump-would-make-up-a-story-about-me-like-he-did-today/2017/02/16/a66f987c-f47f-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.3231b0366861

Which was following this embarrassment: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/trump-and-april-ryan

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