President Donald Trump continued to criticize fake news, even on Christmas Eve.
He appeared frustrated by reports that showed his base was shrinking, accusing them of running fake polls to set their narrative.“The Fake News refuses to talk about how Big and how Strong our BASE is,” he wrote.They show Fake Polls just like they report Fake News.”
Trump indicated that White House polling showed that his base was still strong, especially after passing significant tax reform.
The president sent his messages on Twitter prior to making several calls with the First Lady to American children, updating them on the progress of Santa Claus using the NORAD’s Track Santa program. He also made Christmas calls to members of the Armed Forces and went to his golf course on Sunday.
“Despite only negative reporting, we are doing well nobody is going to beat us,” he wrote. “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
President Trump boasted Sunday that his party’s base is “big” and “strong,” despite the “fake news” refusing to acknowledge such support — part of a busy Christmas Eve that included a teleconference with U.S. military leaders abroad, tracking Santa Claus on NORAD and playing a round of golf.“The Fake News refuses to talk about how Big and how Strong our BASE is,” Trump tweeted, two days after signing a tax reform bill for his first major legislative victory. “They show Fake Polls just like they report Fake News. Despite only negative reporting, we are doing well – nobody is going to beat us. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
He later tweeted “The Tax Cut Reform Bill, including Massive Alaska Drilling and the Repeal of the highly unpopular Individual Mandate, brought it all together as to what an incredible year we had. Don’t let the Fake News convince you otherwise and our insider Polls are strong!”
First lady Melania Trump led the NORAD tracking via phones with children, as part of the tradition.
One of the president’s calls was with a child from Virginia named “Casper,” who asked for building blocks for Christmas. Then they discussed Santa’s precise location Cameroon.
Trump then spoke with “Ryan,” a 5-year-old who just wants his grandma to get out of the hospital for Christmas.
Trump earlier Sunday spoke with top brass in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, wishing them a “Merry Christmas” and saying that Americans appreciate their and their families’ service and sacrifice.
Trump also left his Mar a Lago estate in Palm Beach for a round of golf, for the second straight day, at the nearby Trump International Golf Club, before tweeting again about fake news.