President Trump speaks out


The Mirror reporter

A recent speech by President Donald Trump may have sounded more like a campaign speech, considering all the bashing of others that he did. Maybe it was a vent for what has happened over his presidency so far.

Over the past month or so, the president has been publishing material about his life on social media. Many newspapers have taken his openness as an opportunity to write about how they think Trump is not suitable for the presidency.

Recently, CNN, ABC, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal have produced incorrect information about the president which was corrected, after a few days.

ABC suspended reporter Brian Ross after an inaccurate report that Donald Trump instructed Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, to contact Russian officials during the presidential race. A CNN reporter trusted two sources that produced a wrong date and their fact checkers didn’t catch it until it was too late.

Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) librarian Beth Molski said, “These days with social media, news outlets want instantaneous news. They probably haven’t done enough background on the story to be releasing these pieces.”

SPASH junior Hayden Hopfensperger thinks there could be more devious motives behind the reports. “People might just not like President Trump,” Hopfensperger said. “They may be trying to get him impeached.”

SPASH senior Cole Wright said, “Before he became president he was a businessman. People do not seem to like that he never was a politician, so they are trying to bring him down.”

This brings us back to President Trump who, on December 8 made a speech in Pensacola, Florida. The speech seemed to have an election campaign theme as he touched on many controversial topics and told Americans what he planned, such as Christmas tax cuts.

President Trump then referenced incorrect news reports. He said, “They should’a fired him (Brian Ross) for what he wrote,” President Trump said, “He drove the stock market down 350 points in minutes.”

CNN recently apologized to President Trump for the incorrect dates. “Oh thank you CNN, thank you so much,” Trump responded. “But you should have been apologizing for the last two years.”

President Trump, for some reason, was not afraid to create controversy among Americans. Trump stated, “Oh, how these resistors resist. Hillary resisted and she lost the election in a landslide.”

It is not always great to be firing back at your accusers and past enemies, Molski said, “Sometimes it’s better to take the high road, especially when you are addressing a large audience like our president always is. People take offense to some comments he presented.” Molski added, “Sometimes there are rumors about us and we just need to take the higher road by only trying to dissolve them, not firing back.”