Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed the Boston Globe as a “stupid” and “worthless” newspaper on the same day that the organization published a fake front page with stories depicting would-be news events during a Trump administration.
“Did you see the story? The whole front page, they made up the story that Trump is the president and they made up the whole front page,” he said during an event in Rochester, New York. “It’s a make-believe story, which is really no different than the whole paper.”
The Globe created a fake front page for its Sunday Ideas section. The page was dated a year from Sunday, and included stories about continued deportations and riots, Attorney General Chris Christie, and U.S. soldiers refusing orders to kill ISIL families.
An editor’s note at the bottom explained the concept, and an editorial asking the GOP to stop Trump appeared on the next page: “His vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page.”
Though a fake front page is a new thing in this campaign, Trump’s comments are on par with past and regular criticisms of media organizations, particularly those which publish stories critical of the GOP front-runner’s campaign.
At the same event Sunday, Trump also criticized the New York Times and the Washington Post as “dishonest” publications.
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