Fox Contributor Lauds Trump For Attacking The Press

Wash. Times' Charlie Hurt: “Attacking The Media Is Never A Bad Idea For A Politician. And [Trump] Does It Brilliantly And ... Forcefully”

From the May 31 edition of Fox News' Happening Now:

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JON SCOTT (HOST): Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, delivering a news conference there at Trump Tower in New York City outlining the $5.6 million he says that he raised for veterans groups, $1 million of it he says donated by him personally.


A.B. STODDARD: I think you're going to see a lot written about he is not going to change, doesn't want to change, that he's being criticized for not uniting the Republican Party, and criticizing people who are his critics. But I think he probably ended the controversy over raising money for veterans and then the money not making it to the groups. For months, there were questions to the campaign about which groups had received them and then no answers came. So it became an ongoing story with Trump admitting last week he hadn't yet given his own million, he put it to rest. He gave all the amounts, all the organizations, and I think that he said he's done this big thing and I think that's the end of that story.

SCOTT: Did he put the questions to rest, Chuck?

CHARLIE HURT: Yeah, I mean this is vintage Donald Trump. What we seen for the last 11 months or 12 months now. What started as a scandal, what started as the Washington Post had a story last week raising all these questions about the money and how much was raised and whether it was given and all this kind of stuff. And Donald Trump just takes it and he makes a big spectacle out of it. He holds a big press conference and he takes on the media. And attacking the media is never a bad idea for a politician. And he does it and he does it brilliantly and he does it forcefully and he does it in a way that makes people sitting at home cheer because they share so much of that disdain for the media and it's just amazing to watch. And as A.B. said, I think he put all those questions to bed and not only that, had a 40 minute press conference where he was able to showcase his devotion to the bats and his charity to the veteran organization.


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