“Counseling In Order” So Trump Can “Accept Reality” — Wall Street Journal Fires Back
Donald Trump, in a recent angry missive, lashed out at the Wall Street Journal over an editorial piece, simultaneously claiming that “no one cares” about the content, and showing that he cared quite a lot. Now the WSJ has responded — and they were not gentle with the former president.
As reported yesterday, Trump’s statement attacked the Wall Street Journal for reporting on his ‘enemy list,’ and the irony of his saying he won’t divide the GOP by forming a third party, while actually dividing it by attacking everyone within who he sees as an enemy.
He declared that the magazine, over 100 years old and long respected, has “lost credibility,” and that it was Georgia Republicans, rather than his own election lies, that cost Republicans two U.S. Senate races and majority control. His full statement is available here, via Politico.
Now the WSJ has responded. Their full piece is here, but highlights follow.
The piece declares that Trump is only angry with the paper “for recognizing reality.” They go on to recognize the irony of a public statement about an entity he says nobody pays attention to:
For someone who says we don’t matter, he sure spends a lot of time reading and responding to us. Thanks for the attention.
The most cutting point, however, may be the Editorial Board’s advice to the former president to seek professional help:
Losing to Joe Biden…must be painful. Counseling could be in order. Any good analyst will explain that the first step toward recovery is to accept reality.
Trump has held a long pattern of attacking publications that are critical of him. Wall Street Journal‘s response, however, only took him further to task, rather than backing down even an inch.