Media Spins Trump’s ‘Bloodbath’ Comment, Drawing His Ire

( – Former President and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is once again in a battle against the mainstream media and Democrats after several outlets upon his usage of the word “bloodbath” during a speech in Ohio on Saturday, March 16th.

While at the Ohio rally, while speaking about the auto manufacturing industry and potential imports of cars from Chinese factories in Mexico, Trump said “it’s gonna be a bloodbath” if he isn’t re-elected president.

Naturally, Biden and other Democrats jumped on the opportunity to use the comment to attack Trump. Biden’s social media team quickly shared a post on social media, suggesting Trump clearly “wants another January 6th.” A day later, Biden’s campaign released a 45-second video that included both Trump’s usage of the word “bloodbath” as well as the comments Trump made about the 2017 confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia that allegedly involved white nationalists, when he suggested there were “very fine people” on both sides.

After the firestorm over his comments began, Trump shared a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, suggesting that the mainstream media and Democrats are “pretending to be shocked” at his comments, even though it is clear from the full context of the quote that he was talking about imports permitted by President Biden that are “killing the automobile industry.” Trump went on to criticize Biden’s “electric car mandate,” adding that unless he’s elected, cars will no longer be manufactured in the U.S.

Several mainstream news outlets, including NBC and CBS, ran headlines about Trump’s comments without the context of his speech. However, several allies and former allies of Trump jumped to his defense. Billionaire Elon Musk said “legacy media lies” online after several headlines. Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence, who stopped supporting Trump after the January 6th event at the Capitol and has since refused to endorse him, even gave an interview saying Trump was “clearly talking about” the effects of imports on the American automobile manufacturing industry.

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