Donald Trump has made America’s free press his enemy with his repeated attacks and attempts to discredit the media, simply because the majority of reporters (aside from Fox News) refuse to stop holding him accountable. Since it’s not every day that reporters gravel at the president’s feet, so when Trump gets an apology from a member of the press, it always raises eyebrows.
One particular instance that shocked the country came in response to one of Trump’s angry rants about the “dishonest media” during a rally in Phoenix. The Chicago Tribune’s Rex Huppke responded to Trump’s complaints against the “fake news” by penning an apology to the president, which went viral instantly. “Apologizing” to Trump on behalf of himself and all of his colleagues in the free press, Huppke wrote:
It was never my intention, as a journalist, to make the president of the United States feel like he’s under some form of scrutiny or that he should be held accountable for the words that fall out of his mouth.”
As the letter goes on, it’s easy to see why people loved this “apology” so much:
As a fake news media member in good standing, I would like to sincerely apologize for forcing you to hold a campaign rally eight months into your first term as president.
I’m sorry that in the course of that rally I forced you to misquote yourself and to devote one reference to Heather Heyer, the woman killed during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, versus an inordinate number of references to the journalists who cover you and your administration.”
The entire witty apology to Trump is hilarious, as Huppke sarcastically points out many of Trump’s mistakes and lies and brings attention to the fact that Trump regularly gets annoyed whenever he has to denounce racism and hate groups.
Huppke also hilariously burned Trump for blaming the media for his many lies:
On two occasions, I lied to you via telepathy and convinced you that the cameras broadcasting your rally had been shut down because the media were too frightened to share your criticism of CNN and other outlets. That was transparently false, particularly since I watched the rally in its entirety on CNN. I’m sorry I made you lie about that. Twice.”
You can read the entire apology here – it’s sure to make you laugh, and the fact that this is circulating will definitely ruin Trump’s day!
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