Howard Kurtz: A high-stakes discuss over an purported rage tantrum
‘MediaBuzz’ horde Howard Kurtz weighs in on opposing reports that President Donald Trump slammed his fists on a list before abruptly walking out of his assembly with Congressional Democratic leaders.
There was a revelation impulse yesterday when President Trump was pulling behind conflicting still some-more media accounts he views as unfair.
Trump had walked out of a Capitol Hill assembly with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, carrying turn assured that they wouldn’t nudge on a supervision shutdown that is now headed toward a fourth week. The Senate minority personality pronounced Trump had slammed a table, and House orator had publicly called him “a testy boss of a United States.” So this wasn’t some media concoction, it was on-the-record reporting.
“I didn’t bruise a table, we didn’t lift my voice. That was a lie,” Trump told reporters.
He added: “I don’t have rage tantrums, we unequivocally don’t. But it plays to a narrative, though it’s a lie.”
In observant a story plays to a narrative, a boss was acknowledging that his open design is really conflicting than a approach he views himself — and, not shockingly, blaming a press. It’s customarily reporters who speak about narratives, though Trump, of course, is a media critic-in-chief.
In a prolonged run, either he battered a list or not is irrelevant. Trump clearly done a reckless exit from a meeting, given by his possess comment he pronounced “bye-bye” and walked out after Pelosi told him a Democrats wouldn’t comment his limit wall even if he reopened a government.
TRUMP WALKS OUT OF BORDER SECURITY MEETING AFTER PELOSI REJECTS WALL PITCH
Every White House tries to sell a comment to a public, and that mostly clashes with a media portrait. But not given a Nixon days has there been such a destructive and relentless conflict over that design is closer to a truth.
In that media availability, Trump pronounced “the news wrongly reported” a incident. He pronounced he asked Pelosi if they spoke in 30 days, after a supervision reopening, “are we going to give us good limit security, that includes a wall or a steel barrier,” and she pronounced no.
“What we should do is give them Pinocchios” — handed out by a Washington Post fact-checker — because Mike Pence and Kevin McCarthy behind his comment of a meeting, Trump said. But he pronounced a press would hang with “what we guys reported anyway since you’re feign news.”
The boss was on shakier belligerent when he scolded a press for stating on something he’s pronounced dozens and dozens of times.
“I know a feign news likes to contend it,” Trump said, that “during a debate we would contend Mexico is going to compensate for it. Obviously we never pronounced this and we never meant they’re going to write out a check. we pronounced they’re going to compensate for it.”
He flatly done that promise, withdrawal a sense that a Mexican supervision would somehow collect adult a add-on for a limit wall. we always suspicion he would have some kind of accounting reason if a wall got built. And Trump pronounced a Mexicans are profitable for a wall by a “incredible understanding we made” on trade, that transposed NAFTA. Of course, a supervision stays in prejudiced shutdown since of a quarrel over 5.7 billion American dollars.
THE SPEECH THAT TRUMP DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO GIVE
The boss also tweeted about a trickle to The New York Times, that we reported on yesterday, that he’d pronounced he didn’t wish to give a Oval Office debate though was talked into it by his communications team.
“Gave an OFF THE RECORD luncheon, rather of a White House tradition or custom, to network anchors yesterday – and they fast leaked a essence of a meeting. Who would trust how bad it has gotten with a mainstream media, that has left totally bonkers!”
Bonkers might be one of a few insults he hasn’t hurled during a media.
But someone in that room did misuse him by violating a off-the-record belligerent rules.
And there was this:
“The Mainstream Media has NEVER been some-more prejudiced than it is now. NBC and MSNBC are going Crazy. They news stories, purposely, a accurate conflicting of a facts. They are truly a Opposition Party operative with a Dems. May even be worse than Fake News CNN, if that is possible!”
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The president, as is his wont, conflates many things with his attacks and counterattacks on a press.
He fights behind when he has a conflicting chronicle of a closed-door meeting, or when an off-the-record agreement is broken: satisfactory enough. But he also accuses a media of duplicity for reminding everybody of his debate vouch that “Mexico will compensate for it.” And he throws in insults — bonkers, crazy, antithesis celebration — that aren’t always tied to a specific complaint.
The boss and a press sojourn married to their narratives, that all too mostly are diametrically opposed.