Will the fake news media ever learn their lesson?
A reporter appeared to attempt to embarrass President Trump by accusing him of violating New Jersey's COVID-19 guidelines.
Trump didn't miss a beat.
He defended his presser as well as the supporters who attended by saying, "It's a peaceful protest."
The crowd… went… WILD!
People WANT to see President Trump, but they haven't been able to due to the pandemic and strict lockdown orders from states.
Yet, many people went to Trump's golf club in New Jersey to hear him speak.
See Trump's epic response and listen to the crowd's reaction below:
Of course, President Trump is drawing attention to the hypocrisy of radical leftists.
Some liberal mayors and governors have prohibited citizens from going to church or from safely protesting for the reopening of the community.
Yet "peaceful protests" for George Floyd was allowed.
By identitifying his presser as a peaceful protest, will President Trump get a pass from the mainstream media?
The Hill confirms:
A crowd of supporters at President Trump's news conference in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday booed when a reporter pointed out that the number of guests gathered together appeared to violate the state's coronavirus restrictions.
"You said that the pandemic is disappearing, but we lost 6,000 Americans this week and just in this room you have dozens of people who are not following the guidelines in New Jersey," a reporter said while asking Trump a question, prompting widespread boos from the crowd.
"You're wrong about that because it's a political activity," Trump argued. "And it's also a peaceful protest. To me they all look like they pretty much all have masks on."
The comment from Trump drew cheers from the supporters. He went on to argue the crowd was protesting the news media.
"You have an exclusion in the law it says peaceful protest," Trump continued. "I'd call it peaceful protest because they know you're coming up and they know the news is fake."
The exchange took place at Trump's Bedminster golf club, where he gave a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic as well as his proposed executive orders on economic relief and health care coverage.
The incident quickly went viral on social media.
New Jersey is known as a blue state.
Because it's right next to New York, a lot of voters in the state tend to lean Democrat.
Yet... Trump was able to find a huge audience that WANTED to come see him speak at his golf club.
Local NBC News 4confirms that people were clamoring to see President Trump:
They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces.
It was an unexpected perk of their country club membership: being the audience for President Donald Trump’s hurriedly announced news conference Friday evening at his course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
They were props in a surreal gathering that violated COVID-19 safety guidelines but gave Trump a stage on which to end his week by falsely claiming the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the nation and endangering his reelection campaign was “disappearing.”
As if it were a political rally, the well-heeled crowd offered cheers and jeers as the president delivered broadsides against his political foes. Club members booed when a reporter suggested the news conference violated social distancing regulations put in place by Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J.
“You’re wrong about that because it’s a political activity. They have expectations for political activities. And it’s also a peaceful protest,” Trump said. The audience roared when the president suggested that the club’s members “know the news is fake.”
The news conference was not on the president's daily schedule when it was released late Thursday. White House word about the addition came less than an hour before Trump began talking.
Trump had flown in from Ohio to begin a three-day stay at the club. He played a round of golf Friday and then met with campaign staff to map out the next few weeks in a race that has seen him consistently trailing Democrat Joe Biden. Reporters traveling with the president received notice in the morning of a “lid,” which meant no public appearances were expected the rest of the day.
As evening approached and the rain moved in, the lid was lifted.
Aides scrambled to get the club ready. They set up the presidential podium and monitors with the office’s seal in a gilded room with chandeliers. It was the same room, not far from the fairways, where Trump, on another August weekend three years ago, first said there was blame on “many sides” of the clash between white supremacists and anti-racist protesters that had just occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reporters arriving at the club before the news conference watched as members, many carrying glasses of wine, hurried from an upstairs dining room to the first floor ballroom. They, like the reporters, had their temperatures checked. Neither group was given the rapid COVID-19 test usually administered by the White House to anyone who will be near the president.
After reporters tweeted that most in the crowd, packed shoulder to shoulder, were not wearing masks, a staffer handed masks to anyone in the audience who wanted one. Most, but not all, put on a face covering.
Aside from taking questions from the press, president Trump also talked extensively about enhanced unemployment benefits, student loan payments, evictions, payroll tax updates, and much more.
It was quite an impressive presser!
And it also proves yet again that President Trump is on the side of the people and is fighting for what's best for ALL Americans!