President Donald Trump launched another attack against the New York Times on Wednesday morning in response to a devasting report outlining the president’s attempts to thwart investigations into himself.
“The New York Times reporting is false,” Trump tweeted, offering nothing to counter the Times’ reporting. “They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”
The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
George Conway, who is married to White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, asked the Twitterverse to vote on who is more believable: Trump or the New York Times.
“Please vote. And then please retweet (often),” Conway requested. “Who has more Credibility?”
Please vote. And then please retweet (often).
Who has more credibility?
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 20, 2019
They eagerly complied, with over 210,000 people casting a vote, 93% for The Times, and just 7% for Trump.
It was a no-brainer.
That’s probably the easiest question you will have to answer today.
— mary (@MaryWetton) February 20, 2019
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 20, 2019
Though I question Maggie & crew's loyalty to this regime. NYT is still more credible than 45.
GM Mr. Conway & Twitter
— MTorres_Tx15 (@saenzmom) February 20, 2019
The NYT at least admits wrong-doing when they are wrong. That's a sign of honesty.
— Carolyn Katwan (@ck1design) February 20, 2019
free rest area brochures have more credibility than donald trump
— 1000fires (@10000fires) February 20, 2019
There's always that 5% that are dumber than rocks.
— Woman In The Moon (@SassyKadiK) February 20, 2019
Trump’s increasingly aggressive rhetoric has people concerned about violence against journalists, such as the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland last summer.
Trump, when you speak this way, you incite violence. We have already seen a mail bomber and temple shooter incited by your words. As someone who is a victim of gun violence, I am disgusted by this. Disagree with the reporting, but stop using the phrase "enemy of the people"
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) February 20, 2019
Seriously…you need to stop this “enemy of the people” crap before someone in the press DIES because of it…
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) February 20, 2019
Insane grandpa is trying to get journalists killed againhttps://t.co/0DOtTmbGD2
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 20, 2019
Resisters believe they know who the “enemy of the people” is, and it is not the New York Times.