Former President Trump is continuing to lash out at the “fake news” media for “lies” they are reporting about his reaction to the GOP’s disappointing midterm performance.
In a series of Truth Social posts, Trump called out New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and others for claiming the former president was enraged over the midterm results and blamed former First Lady Melania Trump for giving him poor endorsement advice.
“Trump is indeed furious this morning, particularly about Mehmet Oz, and is blaming everyone who advised him to back Oz — including his wife, describing it as not her best decision, according to people close to him,” Haberman wrote on Twitter.
Trump is indeed furious this morning, particularly about Mehmet Oz, and is blaming everyone who advised him to back Oz — including his wife, describing it as not her best decision, according to people close to him.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 9, 2022
The former president slammed Haberman for the report, calling her a “third rate reporter” and referring to her employer as the “Failing New York Times.”
“There is a Fake Story being promulgated by third rate reporter Maggie Hagaman of the Failing New York Times,” Trump wrote on his social media platorm. “That I am blaming our great former First Lady, Melania, and Sean Hannity, that I was angry with their pushing me to Endorse Dr. Oz. First of all Oz is a wonderful guy who really worked hard and was a very good candidate, but he WAS LONG IN THE RACE before I ever Endorsed him, they had NOTHING to do with it, he was not a “denier” (his mistake!), & I was not at all ANGRY. Fake News!
In another post, Trump apologized to the former first lady as well as Fox News host Sean Hannity for the “Fake News and fictional stories” being promoted by far-left reporters.
“I’d like to apologize to Melania and Sean Hannity for all of the Fake News and fictional stories (made up out of thin air, with no sources despite them claiming there are!), being dumped on you by reporters and “News” Organizations who know these stories are not true,” the former president wrote. “The Fake News Media is “Crazed” and totally out of control. I only wish the public could understand how really corrupt and crooked they are. They MAKE UP stories and then push them down your throats.”
“Our Country is in big trouble!” he added.
Trump then made another post referring to Haberman’s claims, where he called himself a “stable genius.”
“For those many people that are being fed the fake narrative from the corrupt media that I am Angry about the Midterms, don’t believe it. I am not at all angry, did a great job (I wasn’t the one running!), and am very busy looking into the future. Remember, I am a ‘Stable Genius,'” Trump said.
Despite the lack of a midterm “red wave,” the former president is still expected to announce his 2024 presidential run on Nov. 15.