Trump Slams Media’s ‘Bloodbath’ Hysteria: Calls Out ‘Fake News’ Narrative

(Republican Party News) – If there’s one thing the mainstream media loves to do in this country, it’s take something former President Donald Trump has stated during a speech, rip it out of its context, and then attempt to make cringe-worthy fear mongering headlines designed to bring in as many clicks as possible. This is the main strategy publications have been using in the era of Trump to make money from advertisers knowing that if they can make him look outrageous, dangerous, and like the second coming of Adolf Hitler, terrified liberals will click and share the story all over social media.

The dollar signs matter most these days, not being purveyors of truth and beacons of light, which is what journalism used to be all about in years now long past.

According to The Western Journal, the latest example of this behavior comes from a comment Trump made at a rally held in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend. During the event, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee started to talk about the auto industry, saying, “Mexico has taken, over a period of 30 years, 34 percent of the automobile manufacturing business in our country.”

“They think that they’re going to sell those cars into the United States with no tax at the border,” Trump continued.

“In 2020, the U.S. and Mexico entered into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which allows qualifying goods to enter the U.S. free of tariffs. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Chinese-owned factories in Mexico could enjoy a zero or low 2.5 percent tariff for cars manufactured there, depending on the sources of the parts in the car,” the piece noted.

“We’re going to put a 100 percent tariff on every single car that comes across the line [from Chinese plants], and you’re not going to be able to sell those cars — if I get elected,” the former president asserted.

“Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole — that’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country,” Trump explained. “That’ll be the least of it. But they’re not going to sell those cars. They’re building massive factories.”

And that’s what the news media ran with. The fact that Trump said it would be a bloodbath for the country if he were not elected. Of course, they didn’t care about the context, which was a conversation about what would happen to the auto industry if he did not win the general election in November.

Media outlets reported on that particular portion of the speech, making it seem like Trump was threatening violence if he did not win the presidency.

CBS News posted a headline that read, “In Ohio campaign rally, Trump says there will be a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses November election.”

NBC News’ headline declared, “Trump says there will be a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses the election.”

Everyone’s favorite fake news outlet, CNN, proclaimed, “Trump warns of ‘bloodbath’ for auto industry and country if he loses the election.”

The former president took to Truth Social where he slammed the media for the way they covered his speech and ripping everything in question out of its proper context.

“The Fake News Media, and their Democrat Partners in the destruction of our Nation, pretended to be shocked at my use of the word BLOODBATH, even though they fully understood that I was simply referring to imports allowed by Crooked Joe Biden, which are killing the automobile industry,” Trump posted.

“The United Auto Workers, but not their leadership, fully understand what I mean. With the Electric Car Mandate being pushed by Biden, there soon won’t be any cars made in the USA,” he continued.

Quite a few folks came to the president’s defense over the debacle, including X owner Elon Musk, who fact-checked the snot out of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Scarborough posted that Trump had “promised another ‘bloodbath’ if he loses again.” He posted a photo of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot along with his caption.

“Jan. 6 was not a ‘bloodbath’ by any definition and Trump was referring to job losses in the auto industry when he used that word,” the billionaire inventor and tech guru replied. “Your post is extremely misleading.”

Scarborough later took down the post.

Here are some additional posts from social media:

Cheap shots from fear mongering leftists. We better get used to the employment of this particular tactic as the election cycle continues. Things are only getting started.

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