JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/STATE OF THE UNION: “I watched the semi-State of the Union, it was sort of a weird State of the Union… I watched. And I said, ‘that’s sad.’ I said, ‘He’s going to be killed by the media.’ Then I turned on to fake news: CNN and MSDNC and they said— Fox hasn’t been so great either. Have they?
I thought he was just going to get— It was a terrible evening… I turned onto a couple of the competing networks, call them. And they’re saying, ‘Not since FDR, has there been a speech like this.’…
They [the media] are fake. They are so fake and so pathetic. And there’s so many of them up there. There’s so many of them. And they’re hurting our country very badly. Honestly, they’re hurting our country because they’re not real. They’re not real.”
-Donald Trump, “Donald Trump Wellington, Ohio Rally Speech Transcript: First Rally Since Leaving Office,” rev.com, June 27, 2021