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President Trump Calls Out Leftists Who Are Rooting For Economy To Tank

Jeff Katz
March 26, 2020 - 10:35 am

President Donald Trump went after the media in a tweet and at the White House task force briefing on Wednesday, calling them out for wanting the economy to tank in order to hurt his chances at reelection.

The president tweeted just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday:

Later that evening at the briefing,  CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid pressed the president on the tweet, asking, "Mr. President, you tweeted earlier linking the closing of the country to your election success in November. Is this Easter time line based on your political interests? You tweeted - you said that the media wants the country to remain closed to hurt your odds of being reelected."

The president responded by reinforcing his claim that the media "would like to see me do poorly in the election," to which Reid interrupted and tried pointing back to his hope to reopen the country by Easter.

"Sir, lawmakers and economists on both sides have said that reopening the country by Easter is not a good idea. What is that plan based on," she asked.

"I think there are certain people that would like it not to open so quickly. I think there are certain people that would like to do financially poorly because they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls and I don't know if that's so, but I do think it's so that there are people in your profession that would like that to happen," the president replied.