Trump lashes out at ‘fake news media’ over coverage of ‘bloodbath’ comments

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Former president donald trump has accused the media of intentionally misinterpreting his prediction during a rally appearance over the weekend that his defeat in the November election would result in a “bloodbath””.

speaking in dayton, OhioSaturday night while stumped by Republican primary candidate Bernie Moreno, Mr Trump He used the phrase when he warned of dire economic consequences for an American auto industry under pressure from China without him back in the White House.

“If I am not elected, it will be a bloodbath for the country,” he declared.

The Republican presidential hopeful’s choice of words sparked an immediate outcry, with Joe BidenKamala Harris Campaign issuing a statement as a response in which they warned that their rival “wants another January 6, but the American people are going to give him another electoral defeat this November because they continue to reject his extremism, his penchant for violence and his thirst for revenge.” .

Also commenting on the phrase on CNN state of the union On Sunday morning the former president of the House was there Nancy Pelosi, who said: “We have to win these elections because he even predicts a bloodbath. What does that mean? Is it going to cause a bloodbath? There’s something wrong here.

“How much more [the American people] Do you have to see it to understand that our country is not about that?

On Monday morning, Trump responded, stating in an angry post on his Truth Social platform that the media had only “pretended to be surprised” by his choice of words.

“The fake news media and their Democratic partners in the destruction of our nation pretended to be surprised by my use of the word BLOODBATH, even though they understood perfectly well that I was simply referring to the imports allowed by corrupt Joe Biden, which “They are killing the automobile industry,” he wrote.

“The United Auto Workers, but not its leaders, fully understand what I mean. With the electric car mandate pushed by Biden, soon there will be no cars being made in the US, UNLESS I AM ELECTED PRESIDENT, IN WHICH CASE CAR MANUFACTURING WILL PROSPER LIKE NEVER BEFORE!!! “MAGA2024”.

Trump suffered a technical glitch with his teleprompter during Saturday’s 90-minute speech at the Dayton Air Show, prompting him to joke that he would refuse to pay the company that supplied it before improvising. a meandering direction riddled with errors.

The presidential candidate was also questioned about his use of inflammatory language by Buzz Media host Howard Kurtz in an interview that aired on Fox News on Sunday.

Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Ohio on March 16


“Why do you use words like ‘vermin’ and ‘blood poisoning?’ Mr. Kutz asked.

“The press, as you know, reacts immediately by saying, ‘Well, that’s the kind of language that Hitler and Mussolini use.'”

Trump responded: “That’s what they say. “I didn’t know that, but that’s what they say.”

He then proceeded to double down on that rhetoric, continuing: “We can talk about, oh, I want to be politically correct.

“But we have people who come from prisons and jails, long-term murderers, people with sentences who will spend the rest of their lives in some prison in some country that many people have not even heard of… They are all being released in our country” .

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