How did the mainstream media respond to President Donald Trump calling them “very fake news?”
Headline after headline on Thursday was that President Trump essentially “forced” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to eat meatloaf.
Christie told the “Boomer and Carton” sports radio talk show that the president pushed the meatloaf, stating that it was “fabulous.”
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“This is what it’s like to be with Trump: He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want,’” Christie said. “And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.'”
“He tells you what you’re eating?” host Craig Carton asked the governor.
“Yeah, and I said we’re going to have the meatloaf?” Christie said. “And he said, ‘I’m telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous.'”
A comedic story to most normal people.
But to the mainstream media it shows the president as an ogre forcing a man to eat something he didn’t want to.
It wasn’t the top story on alt-left news websites like MoveOn.org or Occupy Democrats, where one might expect it to be.
It was the top news from places like the Associated Press, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post and CNBC.
“I’m telling you, the meat loaf is fabulous.” Words reportedly spoken in the WH this week: https://t.co/Fml43RsKYI
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 17, 2017
Chris Christie says president made him order meatloaf at the White House. “This is what it’s like to be with Trump.” https://t.co/oZxEO9QG9K pic.twitter.com/lwyG0Vb3j2
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) February 17, 2017
President Trump to Chris Christie: Try the meatloaf (w/video) https://t.co/KvuaPfT4iA pic.twitter.com/AwWAegSuU7
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) February 17, 2017
President Trump to Chris Christie at White House lunch: “You and I are going to have the meatloaf” https://t.co/mwPN1mKGbh pic.twitter.com/UdjPZkNSQe
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) February 17, 2017
The ridiculousness of the story was mocked on social media.
Here’s the thing, when your Top Story is ‘Chris Christie said that President Trump made me order meat loaf,’ MSM you may have a problem.
— Patty Girl (@PerspicaciousXY) February 17, 2017
Trump forcing Chris Christie to eat meatloaf is fake news. No one forces him to eat anything.
— Michael Blackman (@ParaComedian09) February 17, 2017
1/2 If people want to know what Trump is on about with fake news governor Chris Christie ordering a meatloaf is front page news
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) February 17, 2017
Trump ‘making’ Christie eat meat-loaf is fake news. Nobody ever had to ‘make’ Chris Christie eat meat-loaf!
— Dept. Of Cynicism (@jamaaldelaney) February 17, 2017
BREAKING on CNN: Chris Christie gets Waterboarded w/ Meatloaf by POTUS
In an unrelated story, CNN gets called #VeryFakeNews @ #TrumpPresser
— Rex Tillerson (@RexTilllerson) February 17, 2017
@jas508 New audio just released of Chris Christie while eating with Trump.https://t.co/ppW23bMGWW
— Chris G. Murphy (@CGMSEATTLE) February 17, 2017
“Chris Christie” Being metaphorical about Trump’s meeting style. Idiot liberals see it as a literal meatloaf ordering story. No hope left.
— Vintage Art Cafe (@VintageArtCafe) February 17, 2017
Wow, something else for liberals to whine about ⚡️ “Chris Christie was forced to order meatloaf at the White House”https://t.co/btDFuVZf00
— Franklin Guy (@FranklinGuy2) February 17, 2017
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