Trump attacks Sunday morning political shows in bizarre rant about US military might and Obamacare

President again attacked media, and sought credit for several achievements

Clark Mindock
New York
Sunday 19 May 2019 16:08 BST

Donald Trump has lashed out at America’s Sunday morning political talk shows, claiming the programming has “bias” and “dishonesty” in a self-serving thread about American military and economic might.

Mr Trump’s tweet thread claimed that the American military was a “depleted disaster” when he came onto the scene, touted his record of installing conservative judges in federal courts, and railed on Obamacare, despite praising one of the programme's most popular pieces – protections for pre-existing conditions.

He wrote: “For all of the Fake News Sunday Political Shows, whose bias & dishonesty is greater than ever seen in our Country before, please inform your viewers that our Economy is setting records, with more people employed today than at any time in U.S. history, our Military, which was a depleted disaster, will soon be stronger than ever before.”

He continued: “our Vets are finally being taken care of and now have Choice, our Courts will have 145 great new Judges, and 2 Supreme Court Justices, got rid of the disastrous Individual Mandate & will protect Pre-Existing Conditions, drug prices down for first time in 51 years (& soon will drop much further), Right to Try, protecting your 2nd Amendment, big Tax & Reg Cuts, 3.2 GDP, Strong Foreign Policy, & much much more that nobody else would have been able to do. Our Country is doing GREAT!”

Since Mr Trump became president, the US military budget has not risen or decreased in a significant way compared to during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Mr Trump and his Republican allies have also attempted repeatedly to repeal Obamacare, only to be stymied by Democrats and widespread public support for the measure.

Support free-thinking journalism and attend Independent events

The economy, which Mr Trump repeatedly praises, has remained strong, continuing a trend established during his predecessor's tenure.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in