Eric Trump, clearly the dumbest of the Trump family, is using the age old tactic of complaining that the media is covering a story he doesn’t want them to cover — the hiring of undocumented workers at Trump golf resorts — rather than all the other, far more important stories he wants them to cover.
According to Eric Trump, NBC should not have covered the firings in its evening newscast on Sunday, calling the decision “truly heartbreaking.”
“To think that a dam broke in Brazil (with 37 fatalities & many missing), Venezuela is in shambles, and so much more, yet @NBCNews leads with another anti-Trump story (that among 10,000+ hospitality employees, a few admitted to giving fake IDs to gain unlawful employment),” he wrote on Twitter.“[It] just shows how pathetic the #MSM has gotten,” he added. “I must say, for me personally, this whole thing is truly heartbreaking. It demonstrates our immigration system is severely broken and needs to be fixed immediately. Congress, stop going to Hawaii on vacation and do your damn job!”
Yeah, why would it be a story that the president of the United States, who has based his entire administration on a vicious anti-immigrant pogrom, would be hiring undocumented workers in his business? That silly media, covering all those non-stories. And of course, the entire news media can only cover one story at a time, which is proven by the fact that they are covering all those stories he mentions along with the one he doesn’t like. Err, wait.
The sad thing is that this actually works with Trump supporters. They’ll be making this argument all over the place, as if it actually addresses the problem. Demonizing the media has worked well for Trump. Not so good for the country though.