The Washington Post

Donald Trump lambastes media for ‘false’ stories, specifies none

Parker Michels-Boyce

Donald Trump stopped into the Washington Post auditorium this morning to:

1) Charm a crowd of several hundred;

2) Talk about real estate and himself, not necessarily in that order; and

3) Bash the media, of course: “What I don’t like is bad stories when they [the journalists, that is] know they’re false,” he said at one point. “What I don’t like are stories that are false and wrong,” he also said.

During the sessions’ Q & A period, the Erik Wemple Blog rose to ask Trump to identify his No. 1 false-and-wrong story. He wouldn’t. “There are too many of them,” he replied.

If the Erik Wemple Blog had a Facebook “like” for every time we’ve experienced this rigmarole, we’d be Sarah Palin. The rigmarole is this: Hammer the media in broad, unspecific and crowd-pleasing terms, then decline to cough up any specifics. It’s quite a feat of logic, actually — bash the media without bashing a single media outlet. If there’s anyone who can get away with it, it’s Trump, who spoke in great depth about his deals, other people’s deals and more deals. When he steers clear of politics, government and President Obama, he’s dangerous.

Show Comments
Washington Post Subscriptions

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

A limited time offer for Apple Pay users.

Buy with
Cancel anytime

$9.99/month after the two month trial period. Sales tax may apply.
By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Service, Digital Products Terms of Sale & Privacy Policy.

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing
Read content from allstate
Content from Allstate This content is paid for by an advertiser and published by WP BrandStudio. The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Learn more about WP BrandStudio.
We went to the source. Here’s what matters to millennials.
A state-by-state look at where Generation Y stands on the big issues.