Donald Trump bleaches tweets from history: President removes twitter rant about journalists who receive ‘noble’ prize from his feed
- President Trump removed a trio of tweets from his feed that complained about journalists winning the ‘noble’ prize
- Trump was reacting to a New York Times story that details some of his work and eating habits
- He tied that into the paper receiving a Pulitzer for its coverage of Russian interfering in the 2016 election and connections to the Trump capaign
- Instead of writing Pulitzer, he talked about journalists winning ‘Nobles,’ likely a reference to the Nobel Peace Prize
- Later Sunday, Trump said he had purposely misspelled ‘noble’ and meant it sarcastically
- Now the three tweets are gone from his page
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President Trump removed a trio of tweets from his feed that complained about journalists winning the ‘noble’ prize.
The president went on a rant Sunday afternoon after reading a story in The New York Times that detailed some of his work and eating habits.
He first tried to prop up the ‘noble’ prize tweets by saying he was being sarcastic.
‘Does anybody get the meaning of what a so-called Noble (not Nobel) Prize is, especially as it pertains to Reporters and Journalists? Noble is defined as, ‘having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals.’ Does sarcasm ever work?’ he questioned.
President Trump became enraged after reading a New York Times story that detailed his mood and work ethic during the coronavirus crisis
Several hours after he posted the trio of tweets, President Trump said he was just being sarcastic
The president mistakenly mixed up Nobel prizes with Pulitzers and also misspelled Nobel in a trio of tweets that has now vanished
Trump continued to target The New York Times for a story that suggested he wasn’t doing much work
During his earlier tweets, the president incorrectly referred to the reporters as having received ‘Noble’ prizes, presumably intending to mean ‘Nobel’ prizes. The journalists in question won the Pulitizer, not the peace prize.
But instead of correcting his tweets, the president plowed on further and insisted that he was simply being sarcastic, inferring that certain journalists could never receive such a prize for being ‘noble’ in their reporting.
Earlier in the week, the president said he was being sarcastic when he suggested people might be able to cure coronavirus by injecting themselves with disinfectant.
Trump said at a Thursday news briefing that scientists should explore whether inserting light or disinfectant into the bodies of coronavirus patients might help treat COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.
‘I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen,’ he told journalists Friday at an event in the Oval Office.
The comments did not come across as sarcastic.
On Sunday, Trump’s angry flurry of tweets appeared to be aimed at The New York Times for reporting him as ‘angrily’ eating hamburgers and drinking Diet Cokes while in bed.
Trump said he’s often working late at night in the Oval Office instead.
‘The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history,’ Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon. ‘I don’t know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten more done in the first 3 1/2 years than any President in history. The Fake News hates it!’
President Trump reacted negatively to a story by The New York Times that said he was in a ‘sour’ mood and spending hours watching television
‘I work from early in the morning until late at night, haven’t left the White House in many months (except to launch Hospital Ship Comfort) in order to take care of Trade Deals, Military Rebuilding etc., and then I read a phony story in the failing @nytimes about my work schedule and eating habits, written by a third rate reporter who knows nothing about me,’ Trump wrote.
‘I will often be in the Oval Office late into the night & read & see that I am angrily eating a hamburger & Diet Coke in my bedroom,’ Trump continued. ‘People with me are always stunned. Anything to demean!’
Trump then mistakenly suggested that the Times’ reporters had received a ‘Noble’ prize for their work reporting on Russia’s role in influencing the 2016 presidential election and the country’s ties to Trump’s team.
The New York Times and The Washington Post were awarded a Pulitzer for their efforts.
The president likely was referring to a Nobel Peace Prize.
‘When will all of the ‘reporters’ who have received Noble Prizes for their work on Russia, Russia, Russia, only to have been proven totally wrong (and, in fact, it was the other side who committed the crimes), be turning back their cherished ‘Nobles’ so that they can be given to the REAL REPORTERS & JOURNALISTS who got it right,’ Trump wrote.
‘I can give the Committee a very comprehensive list,’ he added. ‘When will the Noble Committee DEMAND the Prizes back, especially since they were gotten under fraud? The reporters and Lamestream Media knew the truth all along.’
‘Lawsuits should be brought against all, including the Fake News Organizations, to rectify this terrible injustice. For all of the great lawyers out there, do we have any takers? When will the Noble Committee Act? Better be fast!’ Trump wrote.
The likely story in question, penned by two Times journalists – Annie Karni and Katie Rogers – said that the president hasn’t been showing up in the Oval Office until as late as noon. His mood is ‘sour’ and he spends all morning watching TV coverage of his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
It says Trump ‘rarely’ attends the coronavirus taskforce meetings before briefing the press. And he doesn’t prepare for the press briefing.
The story doesn’t mention hamburgers – nor the president eating them in bed.
‘Comfort food — including French fries and Diet Coke — is readily available,’ the story does say.
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