Trump blasts ‘biased media’ for making him tweet so much
“If the press would cover me accurately and honorably, I would have far less reason to ‘tweet’” Trump wrote in a Twitter post Monday morning. “Sadly I don’t know if that will ever happen!”
If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to "tweet." Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2016
It is uncertain what media coverage Trump was referring to, or which media he thought showed “bias.”
The tweet, however, was met with a barrage of responses prompting 14,000 replies by mid-morning. Some supported him while others said that he could use his time more wisely.
@realDonaldTrump If you were doing your job and not wasting time tweeting nonsense, they'd have something positive to cover, Donny.— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) December 5, 2016
Just 19 hours earlier, Trump showed his own biases by tweeting about the kind of Fox media coverage he does like.
.@FoxNews will be re-running "Objectified: Donald Trump," the ratings hit produced by the great Harvey Levin of TMZ, at 8:00 P.M. Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
Prior to that, Trump criticized how Alec Baldwin portrayed him in a NBC Saturday Night Live satirical sketch.
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
Trump has used Twitter to slam media, accusing various outlets of turning the election against him, and reporters of being “very bad,” denouncing the “liberal media” and being critical of media such as CNN and often referring to The New York Times as “failing.”
The failing @nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that - but why announce?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
He has decried the Washington Post, and is critical of NBC satire Saturday Night Live.