The shortened workweek got off to Trumptastic start on Tuesday as the Orange One himself decided to use his time attacking the press, as he is wont to do. The GOP nominee held a press conference to ostensibly reveal where he sent all the money he claimed he raised for the vets earlier this year. But, really, the whole thing was just a chance to soak up some free media while portraying himself as a victim of the dishonest media (i.e. his very favorite pastime.)
In between moments where he personally assailed the judge presiding over his Trump University fraud case and calling an ABC News reporter a “sleaze,” Trump fielded an extremely important and relevant question.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 31, 2016
Yup. Apparently, Yahoo News’ Hunter Walker felt that the American people really needed to know Donald J. Trump’s opinion on Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla who was shot and killed over the weekend. Walker seemed somewhat proud after the fact for asking this incredibly inane and idiotic question.
I just asked Trump about Harambe the gorilla. He clearly thought about this issue extensively. Says zoo likely made right choice.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) May 31, 2016
Well, Hunter rightfully took a shit-ton of heat from other members of the media for his silly question, especially considering that all three cable news networks were carrying the conference live.
It’s a real mystery why voters have lost respect for the media. https://t.co/7UeA5AH5NH
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) May 31, 2016
the reporter who did the gorilla question now spending the rest of the day defending his nihilism. sigh, rip journalism.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 31, 2016
Asking Trump about the gorilla? #mediafail
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 31, 2016
“trump on gorilla” pretty much sums up the 2016 cycle
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) May 31, 2016
Also, TRUMP-GORILLA 2016
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 31, 2016
Let the record show that Hunter Walker feels no shame about the gorilla question —> https://t.co/tSZpptZcRv
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) May 31, 2016
Trump is now being asked about the gorilla and media has reached its singularity
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 31, 2016
It was a nice run America. We had some good times, some bad times, a lot of memorable moments. But I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.