Politics

Trump Calls The Media 'Illegitimate' 'Scum' For Their Campaign Coverage

Donald Trump at New Hampshire Town Hall in August 2015

Republican candidate Donald Trump called the media "scum" for the way they have handled his presidential campaign.

The GOP presidential front runner began his rally in Atkinson, New Hampshire, which lasted nearly an hour, by blasting the media for focusing on poll results that showed him losing to former neurosurgeon Ben Carson by 9 points in Iowa, the Eagle Tribune reports.

"They keep hitting me with that one poll," the billionaire businessman said Oct. 26.

“The press has a lower approval rating than Congress,” he added, according to the Hill. “They’re scum. They’re horrible people. They are so illegitimate. They are just terrible people.”

He backtracked by clarifying that "some of the people in the press are honorable" but maintained that "you’ve got 50 percent who are terrible people."

“I’ve been number one since almost the day I filed,” he reminded the crowd. “I’ve been number one for 104 days.”

The press was not the only group that he attacked during his speech.

“The other thing I’ve learned is how stupid our politicians are,” he said.

"People are complaining," he added. "They are tired of incompetence. They are tired of our politicians."

The former reality star and Washington outsider went on to attack President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“If [Obama] did a great job, I’d love it,” Trump said, according to the Eagle Tribune. "I wouldn't have to run. We need new and great leadership."

As for the other Democrat, "I can't take another Hillary," he said. "We have a country that is in such serious trouble."

He would fix it, he promised, and he would work on strengthening the U.S. military.

"[The military is] going to be so strong, no one is going mess with us," he said.

“You’re going to have so many wins they will be pouring out of your ears,” Trump pledged of the future should he become president. “You’re going to get tired of winning.”

Sources: The Hill, Eagle Tribune
Photo Credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr

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