by Dee McLachlan
There were several articles in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and The Herald Sun today about President Donald Trump’s 80 minute press conference. The mainstream media reports describe it as “rambling.” In the SMH:
“President Donald Trump’s combative news conference on Thursday afternoon left some people speechless.”
The mainstream media is stunned by so much opinion from a President. They have been trained to accept the staged and “scripted” press conferences.
NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers had this to say about Trump’s press conference:
“The Trump administration has been roiled by chaos, and today Trump doubled down on that chaos by holding a bizarre press conference full of false claims, grievances and attacks on the media… and then Donald Trump held what can only be described as a bats– crazy press conference that rendered this script [his show] completely meaningless…”
The President began the press conference by announcing his nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor at the press conference — Mr. Alex Acosta.
Then he continued on to skewer the media. This extract from the transcript (sourced from the New York Times) is abbreviated (for the record):