Donald Trump Seeks Apology From "Failing" 'WSJ' Over Editorial Jab
"No wonder it is doing poorly!"
Donald Trump is livid with The Wall Street Journal and wants an apology for a recent editorial in which he is mentioned.
On Thursday, the GOP presidential candidate took to Twitter — where he has more than 4.8 million followers — to blast the "failing" WSJ for calling him the "most protectionist nominee since [President Herbert] Hoover."
"Mr. Trump said on these pages Tuesday that he would label China a currency manipulator on his first day as president, triggering tariffs on thousands of Chinese goods," said the WSJ in an editorial titled "Republican Fault Lines." "The businessman thinks economic mercantilism is a political winner, but we doubt that starting a trade war that raises prices for Americans would turn out to be popular."
Trump, as he has done numerous times before when irate with a media outlet, aired his grievances over social media, peppering in the insults.
Today's @WSJ Editorial is WRONG again. I know that China is not in the new T.P.P. trade deal but would come in latter through a back door.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2015
.@WSJ Editorial Board should review my debate statement re China and T.P.P. and apologize. China not part but will get their way in later.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2015
The @WSJ Editorial Board is so wrong, so often. They got info from an incorrect story in another pub. Why not watch and listen to debate.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2015
When and how are the dummies at the @WSJ going to apologize to me for their totally incorrect Editorial on me. I want "smart" trade deals.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2015
Why wouldn't the @WSJ call for comment or clarification before writing an editorial which is so totally wrong. No wonder it is doing poorly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2015
A request for comment from the WSJ was not immediately returned.