President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. (Aug. 22)
At his Tuesday rally in Phoenix, President Trump railed against the press, calling reporters dishonest people who do not want America to succeed. The crowd roared and chanted insults — but once the speech was over, they were happy to talk with reporters, says USA TODAY reporter Eliza Collins.
She joined our Cup of Politics podcast to describe the scene in the raucous rally and what Trump’s rhetoric means for his legislative agenda.
Rally coverage: President unloads on enemies at Phoenix rally
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