MEDIA: “Portland has been like this — I read an article today — for 50 years this has been going on. I’d like to stop it, and we could stop it quickly. All they have to do is say, ‘Okay, President, now we’re ready. Now we’re ready.’
When I watched that scene last night, with all of those really horrible people outside of the mayor’s house, I also saw the way they shot the young gentleman in the street. He was targeted. They targeted him. They shot him in the street, and then they were so happy, and he died. You don’t mention that. You mention somebody spray-painted somebody from the other side. They shot a man in the street. They executed a man in the street — a religious man, in the street. And you don’t mention it. It’s not even a story. You talk about other things.
The press should be ashamed of themselves. I think the press is actually — the media is what’s fueling this, more so than even Biden, because Biden doesn’t know he’s alive. The press is really fueling this, and they’re fueling it horribly. And you’re doing a great disservice to your country.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure | Joint Base Andrews, MD,” whitehouse.gov, Sep. 1, 2020