Trump says even Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal is ‘fake news’. Twitter implodes.

Twitter Reacts to Trump’s Flip-Flop on Wall Street Journal’s Credibility

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Trump did not react well to a Wall Street Journal critique of his coronavirus briefing on April 9, and labeled the Wall Street Journal as “Fake News.”

The Wall Street Journal ran a critical editorial that stated that the coronavirus briefings “have become less about defeating the virus and more about the many feuds of Donald J. Trump.”

This caused Trump himself to fire back (in typical fashion) on Twitter:

Later in the week, however, Trump shared an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal that seemingly had his seal of approval. He didn’t seem able to stick to his original criticism of the newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Twitter had a few things to say about this explosion.

Republican scholars were not on Trump’s side

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Jonathan Turley, a legal scholar who had testified for Republicans in the impeachment hearings, tweeted: “Trump’s attack on WSJ as “fake news” is fast reducing the only accepted source for “real news” to himself. A pandemic is clearly a ratings grabber but many of us are tuning in for information despite (not because of) attacks on any media that expresses criticism of the President.”

How many outlets are fake news?

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If all of these are fake, which ones are printing “real” news?

He clearly can’t take criticism

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It is just another one of his temper tantrums.

Ratings are actually tanking

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Just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean it is fake news.

Murdoch-owned Fox News is not impressed

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Sounds like someone is tired of the shenanigans…

Is Trump “Fake News”

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Liars gonna lie.

Good ratings don’t always mean good things

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If it bleeds it leads, right?

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Americans are looking for direction, not good ratings.

‘Tweeting nonsense’

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All nonsense and no substance.

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