White House hits back at Washington Post's 'lost summer' article on Trump by posting 'summer of winning' video

The nearly two-minute-long clip was posted on the official social media account of the White House and was captioned, "@washingtonpost, is this what you call a 'lost summer'?"


                            White House hits back at Washington Post's 'lost summer' article on Trump by posting 'summer of winning' video
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On Tuesday, the White House tweeted a video highlighting the accomplishments of President Donald Trump over the summer as a direct rebuke of the Washington Post article published on Sunday, September 1, titled 'Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, but others see incompetence and intolerance'.

The nearly two-minute-long clip was posted on the official social media account of the White House and was captioned, "@washingtonpost, is this what you call a 'lost summer'?"

The video titled 'Summer of Winning' starts off with the question, "Did the Amazon Washington Post take the summer off?” That is followed by a montage of the POTUS signing executive orders and attending meetings with important world leaders, including a clip of him becoming the first president to set foot in North Korea. 

The video also features flattering comments from a number of news organizations on Trump's accomplishments. It concludes with the official White House logo.

White House's tweet was retweeted by Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who added, “The WH provided @washingtonpost more than TWO DOZEN examples of all @realDonaldTrump has done over the summer, but they chose to put out a hit piece full of opinion rather than fact.”

The video was posted a day after Trump took to Twitter to bash the Post for painting him in a negative light through their unflattering article. 

"The Amazon Washington Post did a story that I brought racist attacks against the 'Squad.' No, they brought racist attacks against our Nation. All I do is call them out for the horrible things they have said. The Democrats have become the Party of the Squad!" he wrote Monday against the publication he has long branded as "fake news."

Volunteers distribute a lookalike "special edition" of The Washington Post, date May 1, which predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led protests on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Yes Labs)

The Post's article starts off with, "When President Trump presided over the battle tanks and fighter jets, the fireworks and adoring fans on July 4, he couldn’t have known that the militaristic 'Salute to America' — as well as to himself — would end up as the apparent pinnacle of the season."

The article talked about how the president stirred up a range of controversies over the summer, including his racist attacks against four congresswomen of color known as “the Squad," attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and calling his district that includes parts of Baltimore “rat and rodent-infested," and dividing Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, instead of uniting them by his visits in the aftermath of the mass shootings. 

While the publication did admit that they were provided a list of the president's accomplishments as the White House hailed "summer of 2019 as one of historic achievement for Trump," it also added that "privately, many of the president’s advisers and outside allies bemoan what they consider to be a period of missed opportunity and self-sabotage."

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