During a rally Friday evening in South Carolina, President Donald Trump pledged that he would “do everything” he could to destroy the company that owns NBC and MSNBC, telling supporters:
“And Comcast that spends millions and millions on their image, I’ll do everything I can to destroy their image.”
It should be noted that Comcast employs 184,000 people and is the single-largest TV company and home internet provider in the United States.
Trump says NBC is worse than CNN. Adds, “And Comcast that spends millions and millions on their image, I’ll do everything I can to destroy their image.”
— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) February 29, 2020
Trump began to attack NBC for something about its coverage of his meeting with black leaders yesterday, but he got distracted by attacking parent Comcast and then by talking about being president for 25 years and never finished.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 29, 2020
The president’s remarks on Friday were just the latest attack on Comcast.
Two days earlier, Trump also tried to suggest that Comcast and MSNBC (which he referred to as MSDNC) was to blame for sending financial markets into free fall by reporting about coronavirus:
Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape! @CDCgov…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020
In response to Trump’s Comcast hissy fit, social media reminded the president that as head of state, he’s responsible for decisions which impact Americans and their health, not a company:
So when Comcast is the only option in some of these rural communities and he “destroys” them, how are they going to get Fox News?
— KilgoreTrout (@Kilgore38314276) February 29, 2020
I’m sure the 180K people they employ are super jazzed at hearing the American President threaten their jobs.
— Tigernan Quinn ?️??? (@tigerquinn7) February 29, 2020
That comment will be used by NBC’s lawyers in court to prove political motivation if Barr ever targets that network for legal action.
— Steve F. (@backyardsage) February 29, 2020
Where is @GOPChairwoman on this threat of 180,000 jobs being lost? Busy bribing people?
Where is @senatemajldr ? Counting his Rubles?
We know where @GOPLeader is. Knees, table, etc
— Shiva (@shivabeach) February 29, 2020
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