White House finally puts out mild statement on video of 'Trump' slaughtering the media — but nobody's buying it
The White House has finally put out a “statement” of sorts in response to a vile video depicting a fake “Donald Trump” violently slaughtering the media and other top Trump targets, several top Democrats including Rep. Maxine Waters, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Republicans including the late Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Mitt Romney, and Black Lives Matter.
The clip was played at an event for Trump supporters held at Trump’s Miami golf resort. Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly were present at the event.
At 8:26 AM ET Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham posted a short tweet, almost as an offhand memo.
Trump, who repeatedly has called the press “enemy of the people,” had been tweeting up a storm overnight when the news broke, and again this morning.
Many were quick to respond to Grisham’s milquetoast remarks while some questioned the White House claim he had not seen it, asking if not, why not.
His son spoke at the event at which it was played, but yeah, I'm sure it never came up. https://t.co/stWtH53rwH— Geraldine (@Geraldine)1571056787.0
@PressSec @POTUS @realDonaldTrump What has he ever done that would in any way indicate that this video, made by his… https://t.co/JVTG5idTMZ— Joe Berkowitz (@Joe Berkowitz)1571056947.0
I'll give 3/1 he tweets it out within the next 4 hours https://t.co/xQ6DI0C7H1— Luke Bailey (@Luke Bailey)1571056075.0
@PressSec @POTUS @realDonaldTrump Why tell us now that he's not seen it but will see it shortly (it's a very short… https://t.co/OpXW71iF6X— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter)1571057963.0
Yes, but does he strenuously object? https://t.co/NJspOQRtpx https://t.co/rRzjudN0Yy— Bad Fox Graphics (@Bad Fox Graphics)1571057595.0
And when you say "strongly condemns", what you mean is "thinks it's hilarious". https://t.co/sW4I3KeGDy— Tom Hilton (@Tom Hilton)1571056727.0
@PressSec @POTUS @realDonaldTrump I don’t believe a word you say.— Lisa Riegel (@Lisa Riegel)1571056401.0
Be honest for once in your career. This is exactly the kind of shit he loves. Like the CNN "wrestling" bit on stero… https://t.co/d1Z8YWBltM— Nicole Sandler (@Nicole Sandler)1571056432.0
Prediction: Trump's "condemnation" of the video will be half-hearted and undercut by "both-sidesism" https://t.co/LSFfEl90oB— Jay Bookman (@Jay Bookman)1571056183.0
@PressSec @POTUS @realDonaldTrump I assume sarah sandwich saw it? She spoke at the conference?— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1571056239.0
@PressSec @POTUS @realDonaldTrump We're going to need Trump to condemn it himself. Not his Press Sec - who collects… https://t.co/iaUQ07UlXM— Danielle Ames 🇺🇸🌊🌈 (@Danielle Ames 🇺🇸🌊🌈)1571056951.0
@PressSec @JohnJHarwood @POTUS @realDonaldTrump Oh cut the shit. There’s at least a 50/50 chance he will pin it by the end of the day.— “The Results Speak For Themselves” Michael (@“The Results Speak For Themselves” Michael)1571056490.0
@PressSec @POTUS @realDonaldTrump He has posted videos before of CNN being violently attacked. Nice try Stephanie.— Survivingnsweatpants (@Survivingnsweatpants)1571056650.0
20 minutes from now he's gonna retweet it or at the very least make a positive reference to it. Just wait. NOBODY… https://t.co/H5n2IYNtr3— val 🖤 BLACK LIVES MATTER (@val 🖤 BLACK LIVES MATTER)1571056463.0
@PressSec @POTUS @realDonaldTrump condemn? he INSPIRED it— Sandi Bachom (@Sandi Bachom)1571057671.0