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Corporate Media Advance Their 2024 Election Interference With Trump ‘Bloodbath’ Lies

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During a rally in Ohio over the weekend, former President Donald Trump declared that the automobile industry would experience a “bloodbath” under another four years of President Joe Biden because China has plans to build car plants in Mexico.

“We’re going to put a 100 percent tariff on every single car that comes across the line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those cars if I get elected. Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s gonna be a bloodbath for the whole — that’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country. That will be the least of it,” Trump said.

Trump’s “bloodbath” comment was clearly aimed at explaining to the rally crowd of auto workers that another term of Biden’s electric vehicle policies would wreak indescribable havoc on their industry.

The corporate media, however, saw it as an opportunity to advance their 2024 election interference with yet another hoax. They not only went to great lengths to take the “bloodbath” comment out of context but spent all weekend claiming that Trump meant it literally instead of figuratively.

The New York Times declared in a headline, “Trump Says Some Migrants Are ‘Not People’ and Predicts a ‘Blood Bath’ if He Loses.”

In a subhead, the publication smeared Trump’s speech as “caustic and “discursive” and accused him of peddling “a doomsday vision of the United States.”

[Read: CNN Analyst Spreads Disinformation To Get Feds To Meddle In Elections Against Trump]

“Trump says there will be a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses the election,” NBC News asserted.

“Trump says country faces ‘bloodbath’ if Biden wins in November,” Politico warned.

“Trump predicts ‘bloodbath’ if he loses election and claims ‘Biden beat Obama,’” a Guardian headline reads.

“In Ohio campaign rally, Trump says there will be a “bloodbath” if he loses November election,” CBS News claimed.

The term “bloodbath” is political rhetoric frequently invoked by Republicans, Democrats, and the corporate media alike.

Politico wrote last week that the RNC’s restaffing constituted a “bloodbath,” questioned, “When is ‘a bloodbath’ not a bloodbath?”

Even after Trump clarified in a Truth Social post that “I was simply referring to imports allowed by Crooked Joe Biden, which are killing the automobile industry,” Democrats’ lead propagandists doubled down on their smears.

“The Fake News Media, and their Democrat Partners in the destruction of our Nation, pretended to be shocked at my use of the word BLOODBATH, even though they fully understood that I was simply referring to imports allowed by Crooked Joe Biden, which are killing the automobile industry,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

During her Sunday evening program, Biden’s former press secretary, Jen Psaki, rejected Trump’s clarification and insisted: “We did not miss the full context. This was not an off-message comment. This is his message.”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough also had a meltdown about Trump’s speech, calling anyone who contextualized Trump’s comments “idiots.”

“It’s just bullsh-t,” Scarborough continued. “He knew what he was doing. We’re not stupid. Americans aren’t stupid. He was talking about a bloodbath. Sometimes a bloodbath means a bloodbath.”

Lead Russia hoaxer and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also tried to stir the pot by asking her X followers, “What would you say if you saw this in another country?”

The fake fact-checkers at Snopes een conjured a “correct attribution” justification to allow the media’s lies about Trump’s comments to slide.


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