During a rally in Mendon, Illinois, on Saturday evening, former President Donald Trump broke out a new nickname for the “fake news” media.
While discussing how he dubbed the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot the “unselect committee,” Trump introduced a new nickname for the mainstream media — the “corrupt news.”
“Unselect Committee. Do you like that name? The unselect. I came up with that one,” the former president said. “Of course every time I say that they say, ‘no, actually 100 years ago, somebody else came up with that term.’ I think I came up with it.”
Trump went on to say that the “Fake News” nickname is no longer “not strong enough” to describe the current state of the corporate press.
“And fake news is another one right? That was a good one,” he said. “That’s not strong enough, though. It’s more than fake news. It’s corrupt news.”
Trump then noted that the press isn’t the only corrupt entity currently targeting him, asserting that the “corrupt establishment” is also attacking him because he stands up for the American people.
“Never forget everything this corrupt establishment is doing to me is all about preserving their power and control over the American people,” the former president said. “If I renounced my beliefs, which I won’t do, if I agreed to stay silent, if I stayed home, if I said that a corrupt election was wonderful. The persecution would stop immediately. They say good luck. Let’s go on to the next victim.”
“But I can’t do that because I love our country far, far too much. Remember, they’re coming after me because I’m standing up for you and they’re coming after you. Believe me. They’re coming up for you. They’re coming after you,” Trump added.
Trump: “Never forget, everything this corrupt establishment is doing to me, is all about preserving their power & control over the American people..
“they’re coming after me because I’m standing up for you, & they’re coming after you. Believe me, they’re coming after you.” 💯🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9IVG5HvZ7a
— Ultra MAGA PayTreeIt2.0 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@81million_myass) June 26, 2022
The former president made his remarks during a rally to support Rep. Mary Miller’s (R-IL) reelection campaign.