President Trump’s latest tweets, the first since he tweeted out his plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, were a mixed bag.
He took a shot at the media, he said that he is “going to get rid of the press,” and he mentioned his plan for pediatric speech therapy, a suggestion that many of his supporters believe could be a reference to the president’s new plan to treat the president as a child.
But when it came to his remarks about the media and how they have covered him in the past, Trump did not miss a beat.
“If I had to give an exact definition of the term, it’s the way they report on the president,” Trump said at a White House press briefing.
“I think that they’re doing a very bad job.
The way they cover me, I don’t think is fair.
They’re very dishonest.”
At one point, Trump said, “If you really want to talk, let’s talk about the press.”
He added that the media is “the enemy of the American people,” adding that they “should be ashamed of themselves.”
Trump’s new pediatric speech treatment plan, first reported by CNN, would allow the president to treat his speech therapy with a device that he developed in 2017.
The plan calls for the device to “deliver speech therapy to the adult who is the most sensitive to speech pathology, to the child who has been most affected by speech pathology,” the White House said in a statement.
Trump said he would “get rid of all the press” and he would start getting “great news” from reporters that he could give the news media “an honest report.”
The press is the enemy of my people.
You know, I’m getting rid of them, because I want to have good news for the American public.
Trump’s comments were met with silence from reporters, but he did mention reporters as a reason he wanted to stop the press.
“You know, we’ve had a lot of reporters covering me over the years, but you know what?
They’re going to have a very tough time doing that,” Trump told reporters.
“They’re going be the enemy.”