Donald Trump threw a temper tantrum on Sunday over media coverage of his repeated racist rhetoric. His latest social media meltdown comes in the wake of a new poll that shows his approval rate has plummeted and he is far behind his rival Democratic presidential candidates
Trump threw a conniption on Twitter Sunday morning. He lashed out at the New York Times in a continuation of his attempts to discredit the media outlet.
In the posts, Trump complained that the newspaper had shifted its focus from coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his campaign’s links with Russia to “a Racism Witch Hunt”.
“The reporting is so false, biased and evil that it has now become a very sick joke,” Trump said: “With all that this Administration has accomplished, think what my Poll Numbers would be if we had an honest Media, which we do not!”
Trump’s disapproval rating climbed to 56 percent in the latest poll by Fox News, which was published last week. That figure was just one point short of a record high and a five-point increase on last month.
Another Fox News survey found Trump to be less popular among voters than Democrat presidential candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris.
Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Rev. Al Sharpton and the city of Baltimore were widely covered by media outlets across the globe.
Trump told congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley to “go back” where they came from.
“How do we cover a guy who makes these kinds of remarks? How do we cover the world’s reaction to him? … How do we write about race in a thoughtful way, something we haven’t done in a large way in a long time?” asked New York Times executive editor, Dean Baquet,