It doesn’t take much nonsense from The New York Times to spark President Trump’s ire, but he was particularly incensed after the paper published a recklessly-biased report on Sunday that undermined his hard-fought deal with Mexico to stop the flow of illegal migrants to the U.S. border. After threatening to impose tariffs on our southern neighbors unless they did more to stop Central Americans from using their country as a bypass to the States, Trump successfully wrangled a deal from the Mexicans that could prove critical at the border.
To no one’s surprise, the Democrats and the filthy left-wing media immediately went into overdrive in an effort to downplay this unqualified victory.
“Having threatened Mexico with an escalating series of tariffs — starting at 5 percent and growing to 25 percent — the president faced enormous criticism from global leaders, business executives, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, and members of his own staff that he risked disrupting a critical marketplace,” reported the Times. “After nine days of uncertainty, Mr. Trump backed down and accepted Mexico’s promises.”
Huh? Only the New York Times could find a way to make Trump look like the one who “backed down” in this situation. He “backed down” because Mexico conceded to his wishes. He declined to impose tariffs because the Mexican government agreed to keep asylum-seekers in Mexico until their U.S. court hearings. It is absurd to present it any other way, but leave it to the Times’s liberal writers to find a way.
The article sent President Trump into a fit of rage.
“Another false report in the Failing @nytimes. We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico,” Trump explained. “Additionally, and for many years Mexico was not being cooperative on the Border in things we had, or didn’t have, and now I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative and want to get the job properly done.
“Importantly,” he continued, “some things not mentioned in yesterday’s press release, one in particular, were agreed upon. That will be announced at the appropriate time. There is now going to be great cooperation between Mexico & the USA, something that didn’t exist for decades. However, if for some unknown reason there is not, we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position of Tariffs – But I don’t believe that will be necessary.”
Trump then took direct aim at his detractors in the media: “The Failing @nytimes, & ratings challenged @CNN, will do anything possible to see our Country fail! They are truly The Enemy of the People!”
This, we already knew.
But these outlets seem determined to prove it to us again and again.