It appears President Donald Trump is still getting worked up over how his visits to El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio were covered.
Two days after New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman told CNN that White House staffers privately thought that Trump’s hospital visits to the victims of the deadly mass shootings were a “debacle,” Trump threw his two cents into the ring in a Saturday morning tweet.
Maggie Haberman of the Failing @nytimes reported that I was annoyed by the lack of cameras inside the hospitals in Dayton & El Paso, when in fact I was the one who stated, very strongly, that I didn’t want the Fake News inside & told my people NOT to let them in. Fake reporting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2019
Haberman told CNN Thursday that White House staffers didn’t feel that Trump’s visits went well.
“Most people, while they would, I suspect, not say it publicly, will privately admit that yesterday was something of a debacle, that these were not the headlines they wanted to see,” Haberman said. “They wanted him to go in and behave differently. The goal was for him to go in and get out while making as little news as possible.’
Haberman said that Trump “couldn’t stop watching” the news on Wednesday, which caused him to lash out at Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D), 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke, and various TV reporters on the same day he was supposed to focus on comforting the victims of the weekend’s deadly mass shootings and their families.