Please note, I do not care who wins the Republican race. I was for Scott Walker, then Carly Fiorina, but now I realize I do not vote until the May primary, so the rest of the Republicans can select someone and I will back that candidate. Still I am keeping up with the campaigns and The Campaign. Trump was in Iowa on Saturday and the press covered his remarks.
Reporters flat-out lied.
First, the list of all the news reporters who got the story right.
Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post:
"They say I have the most loyal people -- did you ever see that? -- where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters," Trump said, illustrating his point by pulling his fingers into a gun shape. "OK? It's like incredible."
The crowd laughed and clapped, and someone in the audience shouted out love for the candidate.
"We love you, too, man," Trump said.She was the only honest reporter I could find.
Now for the (expletive) list of the mother (expletive) liars.
Ali Vitali of NBC News, you are a liar:
Donald Trump said Saturday that his supporters are so loyal that he would not lose backers even if he were to shoot someone in the middle of downtown Manhattan.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump said at a rally in Sioux Center, Iowa as the audience laughed. "It's, like, incredible."Ben Kamisar of The Hill, you are a liar:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump thinks there's not much he could possibly do to erode his support.
Lauding his fans' loyalty at a campaign event in Sioux Center, Iowa, on Saturday, Trump said he could kill people and still be popular.
“I have the most loyal people, did you ever see that? I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he said.Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples of the Associated Press, you are liars:
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Donald Trump is so confident about the loyalty of his supporters that he predicted Saturday they would stick with him even if he shot someone.
The Republican presidential front-runner bashed conservative commentator Glenn Beck's support of rival Ted Cruz and welcomed a figure from the GOP establishment, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in rallies nine days before the Iowa caucuses open voting in the 2016 campaign.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump told an enthusiastic audience at a Christian school, Dordt College. "It's like incredible."Reuters, you are a pack of liars:
U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump expressed confidence on Saturday that he could push back attempts by his rivals to knock him off his top perch, saying he could stand in New York's Fifth Avenue "and shoot people and I wouldn't lose voters."Colin Dwyer of NPR, you are a liar:
With less than two weeks to go until the Iowa caucus, Donald Trump remains characteristically confident about his chances. In fact, the Republican front-runner is so confident, he says his supporters would stay loyal even if he happened to commit a capital offense.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump remarked at a campaign stop at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. "It's, like, incredible."You are liars. Turn in your press passes.
Did none of their editors ask why he would say something so foolish?
Oddly enough, their very own lies proved he was correct in their dismissive, sneering, ugly contempt for Trump's supporters, whom they view as subhuman zombies. That is almost how Tom Jackman of the Washington Post described them.
Will this be the line that finally snaps Trump followers out of their trance? https://t.co/TlrgXwOe8m— Tom Jackman (@stateofnova) January 24, 2016
Tom Jackman did not even read his own newspaper!"I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot ppl and I wouldn’t lose voters" - Trump in Iowa just now.— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 23, 2016