This Day in Trump, Day 18: War With the Media, Battle Over Bathrobes

WASHINGTON — Another day, another war with the media.On Monday, President Donald Trump lashed out at several media outlets on Twitter before accusing reporters of ignoring terrorist attacks in Europe during an address to military members and commanders.Although he declined to provide any examples of such omissions by the media, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the White House would provide a list of “under-covered” attacks at some point.Spicer also got dragged into an angry exchange about whether or not Trump wears bathrobes.Highlight of the dayAfter spending the weekend at his resort in Palm Beach, Fla., Trump traveled to Tampa on Monday to give an address at MacDill Air Force Base.In the short address, Trump emphasized his commitment to providing the military with the “tools, equipment, resources, training and supplies” it needs.“We will make a historic financial investment in the Armed Forces of the United States and show the entire world that America stands with those who stand in defense of freedom,” he told the crowd. “We have your back every hour, every day now and always.”“That also means getting our allies to pay their fair share — been very unfair to us,” he added.Midway through the speech, Trump accused news reporters of deliberately ignoring terrorist attacks across Europe. Every attack he gave as an example — the Sept. 11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, mass shootings in Orlando and San Bernadino, and other terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice — immediately received extensive media coverage.Still, Trump insisted, the press could not be trusted.“In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” Trump told the crowd. “They have their reasons and you understand that.”Later, on Air Force One, Spicer that Trump meant some terror attacks had been given insufficient media coverage, rather than ignored completely. Tweeter in chiefThis morning, Trump took to Twitter to assert that he “calls his own shots” as president.  Continue reading...

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