‘Go Get Them Nick!’ Trump quotes part of Covington student’s whopping lawsuit against WaPo

US President Donald Trump applauds a speaker as he announces that Broadcom would be moving back to the US in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM
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Early Wednesday morning President Donald Trump shared a four-word message to Twitter aimed at smeared Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann: “Go get them Nick.”

He posted the tweet in response to the filing by the 16-year-old’s attorneys a day earlier in federal court of a bombshell $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post.

Look at the president’s full tweet below:

The quote Trump included was plucked directly from the suit.

The suit specifically accuses the Post of engaging “in a modern-day form of McCarthyism” wherein it “attacked, vilified, and threatened” Sandmann for being a “white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap” who had the apparent gall to smile innocently as a Native American man rudely banged a drum in his face.

Following the incident at the Lincoln Memorial last month, where a Native American man named Nathan Phillips harassed Sandmann and his Covington Catholic peers, the media, including the Post, ran a false narrative accusing the 16-year-old of instigating the incident.

“In targeting and bullying Nicholas by falsely accusing him of instigating the January 18 incident, the Post conveyed that Nicholas engaged in acts of racism by ‘swarming’ Phillips, ‘blocking’ his exit away from the students, and otherwise engaging in racist misconduct,” the suit notes.

The suit further accuses the Post of advancing this false narrative to score points against President Donald Trump. As far the paper’s demonstrably far-left “journalists” were concerned, Sandmann was “an acceptable casualty in their war against the President.”

In additional tweets posted Wednesday, the president hammered the demonstrably left-wing media for the lies they tell and predicted the media as it exists today will “go bust” in six years tops.

“The Press has never been more dishonest than it is today. Stories are written that have absolutely no basis in fact. The writers don’t even call asking for verification. They are totally out of control. Sadly, I kept many of them in business. In six years, they all go BUST!” he wrote.

While his prediction may sound far-fetched to some, an Axios and SurveyMonkey poll conducted last summer found that a 72 percent majority of all Americans believe “traditional news outlets knowingly report false or misleading stories at least sometimes.”

In other words, most Americans agree that “[s]tories are written that have absolutely no basis in fact.”

A poll conducted more recently by IBD/TIPP found that the “the public’s perception of the mainstream news media” has declined since Trump was elected to office and the media began its 24/7 blitzkrieg against his administration, his policies, his wife, his children, his everything.

The president also took a direct stab at The New York Times, tweeting, “The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

He’s frustrated over a dubious Times allegation based on anonymous sources (as usual) that he tried to exert control over a probe by federal prosecutors in New York of hush-money payments he made during the 2016 campaign to women who claimed they had affairs with him.

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Like the Post, the Times is among 50 media entities, celebrity figures and Democrat politicians who spouted and/or published false narratives about Sandmann and his peers after the Jan. 18 incident.

Earlier this month all 50 were warned by the Covington Catholic student’s attorneys to retract their false statements and apologize, or face the consequences of a devastating lawsuit.

That the Post has been hit with a suit suggests it chose to not comply. While it’s unclear if the Times will also soon be hit with a suit, what’s obvious is that many Americans stand with Sandmann, including of course the president of the United States of America.

Look:

In the immortal words of the rap group Public Enemy, “Fight the power!”

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Vivek Saxena

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