President-elect Donald Trump has kicked off his ‘Thank You’ tour in Ohio, one of the battleground states that he needed to win on Election Day 2016.
Speaking at a rally in Cincinnati, Trump got in some nice digs at the media, which he accurately portrayed as dishonest and biased during his campaign.
“How about when a major anchor who hosted a debate started crying when she realized that we won?” Trump asked the crowd. This was in reference to ABC News political commentator Martha Raddatz, who appeared to fight back tears as she discussed Trump’s amazing victory over Hillary Clinton.
Trump told the Cincinnati crowd, referring to the ABC anchor: “And you know what she doesn’t understand? Things are going to be much better now.”
As the reality of Trump’s triumph settled in, Raddatz gave this commentary regarding Trump as the future commander-in-chief:
“I was also looking back at an interview Tim Kaine gave. Tim Kaine has a son in the marine corps. He was asked by John Dickerson ‘So if Donald Trump is democratically elected and your son is serving as a marine, you wouldn’t trust his life under that commander-in-chief?,’ and Kaine said, ‘I wouldn’t.’ That’s a pretty extraordinary thing to say, if that you have a son in the marine corps, and that you don’t trust the commander-in-chief.”
Extraordinary thing to say? Tim Kaine was Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential running mate! What did Ms. Raddatz think Kaine would say?
The media, through its words and actions, prove Mr. Trump’s point over and over again: they are in fact biased and dishonest.
Trump, at the Cincinnati event, also went after the media in general, saying “And then the people back there, the extremely dishonest press.” He also took a well-deserved swipe at Ohio Governor John Kasich, one of the field of GOP presidential hopefuls who Trump vanquished early in the primaries, and who refused to endorse Trump even after Trump had won the Republican nomination: “We didn’t have much help at the top levels, you know that, right?”
Justice being served, Trump style.