In the aftermath of the massive win in the Republican-rich field of the Ohio Congressional primaries for Trump-backed candidate Mike Carey, Donald Trump aimed his rifle of rhetoric at the liberal wadge of consensus known as the Washington Post.
It was earlier in an editorial at WaPo where columnist Henry Olsen bloviated that Trump’s political collateral and stamp of approval had waned, particularly in analysis of the recent loss of a Trump-backed congressional candidate in Texas, Susan Wright.
As TrendingPolitics reports “Former president Donald Trump’s first attempt to demonstrate his influence over the Republican Party flopped last week when the candidate he endorsed lost in Texas’s special election for its 6th Congressional District,” WaPo columnist Henry Olsen gloats. “There’s a good chance Trump will lose again in Tuesday’s special election in Ohio.”.
In response, Trump released a public statement calling out the Bezos-owned rag. Trump said that the “lamestream media” was “chomping at the bit to report a loss for a Trump-endorsed candidate – they couldn’t wait.”. Trump went on to state that “…lo and behold, instead of a loss, there was a landslide victory for Mike – a win far larger than even the most optimistic of polls”.
Trump capped off his polemic saying that, “it’s a great day for Ohio, but the story of this victory has been barely reported by the Fake News. If my endorsed candidate would have lost, it would have been nothing but front page. Such a double standard, but congratulations to Mike, he will never let Ohio down”.
Carey, who handily stamped out 11 other GOP candidates with a staggering 36% of the votes, put out a statement saying “Republicans across Ohio’s 15th Congressional District sent a clear message to the nation that President Donald J. Trump is, without a doubt, the leader of our party,”.
The charge of the double standard would have to be indisputable, given the paper-thin compound of coverage of this win given by the mainstream media. This would certainly be the standard of journalistic objectivity that Americans have come to expect from the Washington Post.