(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump had more to say about "the chant" on Friday, blasting the liberal media for its part in fanning the controversy:
In three tweets, he wrote:
It is amazing how the Fake News Media became “crazed” over the chant “send her back” by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen...
....Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party. It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota, a...
....State which I will win in #2020 because they can’t stand her and her hatred of our Country, and they appreciate all that I have done for them (opening up mining and MUCH more) which has led to the best employment & economic year in Minnesota’s long and beautiful history!
Trump on Thursday told reporters he "felt a little bit badly" about the crowd at his North Carolina rally chanting "Send her back," a reference to Rep. Ihlan Omar, the freshman congresswoman he spent several minutes criticizing at the rally:
“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it,” Trump said about the chant. Trump's opponents have branded him as a "racist" for a series of tweets last Sunday, in which he told "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done..."
Trump on Friday also blasted New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who wrote a column this week titled, "Trump Will Be Re-elected, Won't He?"
Trump said he spoke by phone to Friedman two weeks ago:
[H]e could not have been nicer or more respectful to your favorite President, me. Then I saw the column he wrote, “Trump Will Be Re-elected, Won’t He?” He called me a Racist, which I am not, and said Rhode Island went from economically bad to great in 5 years because the.....
....Governor of the State did a good job. That may be true but she could not have done it without the tremendous economic success of our Country & the turnaround that my Administration has caused. Really Nasty to me in his average I.Q. Columns, kissed my a.. on the call. Phony!