Examples of Donald Trump Bashing Media Organizations
Below you will find a list of Donald Trump’s tweets / speeches / etc. that mention “the media”.
This list is not complete and may be updated at a later date.
Most screenshots are of Donald Trump’s twitter account. They include the text of the tweet in the caption of the image without the date, number of re-tweets, replies, and likes of the tweet.
Donald Trump whines about the New York Times 2/5/2017
Text of Trump’s tweet reads as follows: After being forced to apologize for its bad and inaccurate coverage of me after winning the election, the FAKE NEWS @nytimes is still lost!
Donald Trump whines about how New York Times and Washington Post talk about him 1/27/2017
Text of Trump’s three tweets is as follows: The failing @nytimes has been wrong about me from the very beginning. Said I would lose the primaries, then the general election. FAKE NEWS! Thr coverage about me in the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false and angry that the times actually apologized to its….. ..dwindling subscribers and readers.They got me wrong right from the beginning and still have not changed course, and never will. DISHONEST
Trump Offers Positive Reinforcement for Fox while criticizing CNN 1/24/2017
Text of Trumps tweet is as follows: Congratulations to @FoxNews for being number one in inauguration ratings. They were many times higher than FAKE NEWS @CNN – public is smart!
Sean Spicer Continues Trump’s Insane Narrative of Media Lying About Crowd Size 1/21/2017
@ashleyfeinberg ‘s two tweets read as follows: White House Press secretary is using his first press conference to chastise the press for “deliberately false reporting” and bad tweeting. This is fucking insane, he’s going on about how the floor covering created an optical illusion and made the crowd seem smaller.
Donald Trump Attempts to Mold More Distrust of Media in the Bureaucracy 1/21/2017
Text of @MarkMazzettiNYT tweet is as follows: The president just tried to rally CIA workforce around the idea that media is the enemy. Let that sink in
This tweet was in reference to Donald Trump’s rally speech at the CIA on 1/21/2017…
Text of a screenshot of a Reuters article is as follows: Trump made no mention of Russia during his off-the-cuff remarks, which lasted about 15 minutes. He said the feud with intelligence agencies was made up by the media, and he called reporters “among the most dishonest human beings on earth.” Trump also took issue with television shots and still photos of crowds that had gathered for his inauguration on Friday on the National Mall, suggesting that they were misleading and showed fewer people present than actually in attendance.
Donald Trump’s tweet about NBC reads as follows: No wonder the Today Show on biased @NBC is doing so badly compared to its glorious past. Little credibility!
Donald Trump’s tweet about NBC reads as follows (Part 1): Totally biased @NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed & others that jobs are coming back…
Donald Trump’s tweet about NBC reads as follows (Part 2): to the U.S., but had nothing to do with TRUMP, is more FAKE NEWS. Ask top CEO’s of those companies for real facts. Came back because of me!
Donald Trump Advertising for a Disreputable Website 1/17/2017
Donald Trump’s tweet advertising a Breitbart article. Text as follows: “How Trump Won–And How The Media Missed It”
Donald Trump versus CNN 1/16/2017
Donald Trump’s tweet about CNN reads as follows: At 9:00 P.M. @CNN, of all places, is doing a Special Report on my daughter, Ivanka. Considering it is CNN, can’t imagine it will be great!
Trump on the “dishonest media” 1/16/2017
Text reads as follows: “@levisteveholt: @realDonaldTrump I appreciate your use of Twitter to keep us informed and maintain transparency.” Very dishonest media!
Donald Trump on NBC’s Saturday Night Live 1/15/2017
Text of Donald Trump’s tweet reads as follows: .@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!
Trump Blaming “the media” in General 1/15/2017
Text of Trump tweet reads as follows: Thank you to Bob Woodward who said, “That is a garbage document…it never should have been presented…Trump’s right to be upset (angry)…
Text of Trump tweet reads as follows: about that…Those Intelligence chiefs made a mistake here, & when people make mistakes, they should APOLOGIZE.” Media should also apologize
Trump Believes What Russia Says and Blames the Media 1/13/2017
Text of Trump’s tweets regarding golden showers is as follows: Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans – FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists. Probably…
Text of Trump’s tweets regarding golden showers is as follows: released by “Intelligence” even knowing there is no proof, and never will be. My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days!
Trump versus CNN Again 1/12/2017
Donald Trump’s tweet about CNN reads as follows: .@CNN is in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS because their ratings are tanking since election and their credibility will soon be gone!
Donald Trump Continues to Stigmatize Popular Media Companies 1/11/2017
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: We had a great News Conference at Trump Tower today. A couple of FAKE NEWS organizations were there but the people truly get what’s going on
Donald Trump Stigmatizes Popular Media Companies 1/11/2017
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: I win an election easily, a great “movement” is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!
Donald Trump Gets Upset over Buzzfeed’s Story 1/10/2017
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: ‘BuzzFeed Runs Unverifiable Trump-Russia Claims’ #FakeNews
Trump Claims He Didn’t Mock Reporter and Says Media is Dishonest for Proving Him Wrong 1/9/2017
The text of Trump’s three threaded tweets is as follows: Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a….. Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him……. “groveling” when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!
Donald Trump Doesn’t Like The Media Discussing the Mexico Wall Pledge 1/8/2017
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: Dishonest media says Mexico won’t be paying for the wall if they pay a little later so the wall can be built more quickly. Media is fake!
Donald Trump Believes That He and His Little People Should Get as Much On Air Time as They Want 1/8/2017
Text of Trump’s tweets is as follows: Kellyanne Conway went to @MeetThePress this morning for an interview with @chucktodd. Dishonest media cut out 9 of her 10 minutes. Terrible!
Donald Trump and His Wall Again – 1/6/2017
Text of tweet is as follows: The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!
Donald Trump Sews Distrust of Media 1/5/2017
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: How did NBC get “an exclusive look into the top secret report he (Obama) was presented?” Who gave them this report and why? Politics!
Donald Trump Claims Media is Dishonest about Julian Assange 1/5/2017
The text of Trump’s two threaded tweets is as follows: The dishonest media likes saying that I am in Agreement with Julian Assange – wrong. I simply state what he states, it is for the people…. to make up their own minds as to the truth. The media lies to make it look like I am against “Intelligence” when in fact I am a big fan!
Donald Trump Furthers Popular Distrust of Media 1/4/2017
The text of Donald Trump’s two threaded tweets is as follows: Somebody hacked the DNC but why did they not have “hacking defense” like the RNC has and why have they not responded to the terrible…… things they did and said (like giving the questions to the debate to H). A total double standard! Media, as usual, gave them a pass.
Donald Trump Furthers Claims of Dishonest Media Without Providing Any Facts 1/4/2017
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: “@FoxNews: Julian Assange on U.S. media coverage: “It’s very dishonest.” #Hannity ” More dishonest than anyone knows
Donald Trump Promoting One Media Organization While Trashing Two Others He Doesn’t Like 12/30/2016
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: Russians are playing @CNN and @NBCNews for such fools – funny to watch, they don’t have a clue! @FoxNews totally gets it!
Donald Trump Only Wants Positive Coverage of His Charity 12/26/2016
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: I gave millions of dollars to DJT Foundation, raised or recieved millions more, ALL of which is given to charity, and media won’t report!
The media did report on the gifts that they could verify. The problem was those gifts were tiny and they couldn’t find any evidence of Trump giving to the charities he said he would. See WaPo
Donald Trump Continues to Claim NBC is Dishonest 12/24/2016
Text of Trump’s tweet at NBC is as follows: .@NBCNews purposely left out this part of my nuclear qoute: “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” Dishonest!
Donald Trump Stigmatizes Media Companies for Reporting on Conflicts of Interest 12/15/2016
Text of Trump’s tweet is as follows: The media tries so hard to make my move to the White House, as it pertains to my business, so complex – when actually it isn’t!
Donald Trump’s Petty Comment on Vanity Fair 12/15/2016
Text of Trump’s tweet about Vanity Fair is as follows: Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!