President Donald Trump proposed on Saturday that his supporters hold a mass rally, claiming “it would be the biggest of them all.”
“Maybe the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN should have their own rally. It would be the biggest of them all!” he tweeted at 7:25 a.m.
Nearly an hour later, Trump tweeted about the national debt, saying it has gone down by $12 billion in his first month, compared to former President Barack Obama’s first month, which he said increased the debt by $200 billion.
The Gateway Pundit, a conservative pro-Trump blog that recently got press credentials for the White House press briefings, wrote about Trump cutting the national debt two days ago. Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain repeated the statistic on “Fox and Friends” shortly before Trump tweeted.
In February 2009, Obama signed a stimulus bill amid widespread economic turmoil.
“The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo,” Trump tweeted at 8:19 a.m.
Trump followed up his tweet minutes later with: “Great optimism for future of U.S. business, AND JOBS, with the DOW having an 11th straight record close. Big tax & regulation cuts coming!”
Late Friday night, Trump tweeted about “fake news” organizations, calling both the New York Times and CNN a joke.
“FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth. A great danger to our country. The failing @nytimes has become a joke. Likewise @CNN. Sad,” the president tweeted at 10:09 p.m.
Several news organizations, including POLITICO, BBC, CNN, the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, were not allowed to participate in an off-camera media gaggle with press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday afternoon. The move came hours after Trump blasted the media at the Conservative Political Action Conference.