In case you missed it, former President Donald Trump has found himself embroiled in yet another spat with yet another reputable news publication after the Wall Street Journal published a piece in which they called on the Republican party to move on from and essentially abandon their party’s biggest embarrassment to date.
Yesterday, Trump fired off an official statement hammering the news outlet for encouraging members of his party to turn their back on him and essentially blaming him for the massive losses the GOP was recently served up in Georgia.
“They fight for RINOS that have so badly hurt the Republican Party,” Trump blasted at the paper in his statement, despite the fact that their opinion section has been traditionally conservative. “That’s where they are and that’s where they will always be. Fortunately, nobody cares much about The Wall Street Journal editorial anymore. They have lost great credibility.”
However, the Journal wasn’t about to let Trump get by with such unhinged criticism without offering up their own response to the former president’s manic statement — ultimately accusing Trump of being “unhappy with us for recognizing reality.”
“Former Presidents and Vice Presidents have told us how psychologically difficult the early months of lost political power can be. We can therefore empathize if former President Trump is frustrated these days, and perhaps that explains his attack on us Thursday over his role in the GOP’s loss of the Senate,” the WSJ editorial board fired back at the former president’s statement.
“For someone who says we don’t matter, he sure spends a lot of time reading and responding to us. Thanks for the attention,” the paper blistered.
“What really seems to rankle the most famous resident of Mar-a-Lago isn’t his caricature of our policy differences,” the newspaper’s board penned. “It’s that we recognize the reality that Mr. Trump is the main reason Republicans lost two Georgia Senate races in January and thus the Senate majority. Mr. Trump refuses to take responsibility for those defeats, contrary to all evidence.”
The original WSJ piece that ruffled Donald’s feathers outlined the many electoral losses suffered by the GOP during the former president’s tenure in office.
“He cost the GOP two Georgia Senate races on Jan. 5 as he made his claims of election fraud the main issue rather than checking Mr. Biden and Nancy Pelosi,” the editorial board noted in their original piece. “Mr. Trump essentially told his Georgia supporters their votes didn’t matter, and many stayed home. The GOP lost the Senate.”
After Trump’s outburst, the Journal doubled-down on their initial arguments against him, saying, “it matters to GOP fortunes going forward.”
“Losing to Joe Biden of all people, and by 7.1 million votes as an incumbent President, must be painful. Counseling could be in order. Any good analyst will explain that the first step toward recovery is to accept reality. The same applies to Republican voters who want to win back Congress in 2022 and the White House in 2024,” the board responded.
You can read their full response here.
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