It’s incredible. The liberal mainstream media are so astoundingly creative, coming up with endless ways to recycle and repackage the same criticisms of President Trump.
A September 1 piece by piece by Washington Post White House reporters Philip Rucker, who allegedly leaked details of an off-the-record session with cashiered Trump aide Madeleine Westerhout, and Ashley Parker was titled, “Trump’s lost summer.” They found people to trash Trump, and wrote it up. Such fine journalism.
The story detailed a list of actions by Trump deemed failures, even though some, like the trade war with China, would be considered by Trump backers to be a success. They presume his criticism of Baltimore was racist because, you know, a lot of black people live there. And so on, and so on.
From the piece:
When President Trump presided over the battle tanks and fighter jets, the fireworks and adoring fans on July 4, he couldn’t have known that the militaristic “Salute to America” — as well as to himself — would end up as the apparent pinnacle of the season.
What followed was what some Trump advisers and allies characterize as a lost summer defined by self-inflicted controversies and squandered opportunities. Trump leveled racist attacks against four congresswomen of color dubbed “the Squad.” He derided the majority-black city of Baltimore as “rat and rodent infested.” His anti-immigrant rhetoric was echoed in a missive that authorities believe a mass shooting suspect posted. His visits to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso after the gun massacres in those cities served to divide rather than heal.
Trump’s economy also began to falter, with the markets ping-ponging based on the president’s erratic behavior. His trade war with China grew more acrimonious. His whipsaw diplomacy at the Group of Seven summit left allies uncertain about American leadership. The president returned from his visit to France in a sour mood, frustrated by what he felt was unfairly negative news coverage of his trip.
The White House Wednesday issued this rebuttal: