Donald Trump, the frontrunner of the Republican race, trained his critical eye on The Boston Globe on Sunday during a rally in Rochester, N.Y., after the paper ran a satirical front page outlining what his presidency could look like.
“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. “It’s a make-believe story, which is really no different than the whole paper.”
He further elaborated on Fox News, Monday morning.
“I won Massachusetts with almost 50 percent of the vote and there were many candidates running,” Trump said. “It just shows you the power that paper has ’cause they were just vehemently against [me]. They don’t want to see strong borders. They don’t want to see all of the things that you talk about over there. They don’t want to see good trade, they want to see bad trade deals.”
Sunday’s Boston Globe headline on Sunday April 10 ran headlines satirizing what the first year of a Trump presidency would look like. Headlines ran: “Deportations To Begin,” “Markets Sink as Trade War Looms,” and “US Soldiers Refuse to Kill ISIS Families,” among others.
It also suggests that Kid Rock is a U.S. Ambassador and that Yellowstone National Park was renamed to Trump National Park.
— Boston Globe Opinion (@GlobeOpinion) April 9, 2016
An editor’s note that accompanied the front page reads:
The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House. It is an exercise in taking a man at his word. And his vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page.
An ongoing theme throughout the Trump campaign is a distrust of the mainstream media, with him calling The New York Times and Washington Post “dishonest.”
The @nytimes purposely covers me so inaccurately. I want other nations to pay the U.S. for our defense of them. We are the suckers-no more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2016