Conservatives Chastise The Media For Exploiting “Bloodbath” Comment Out Of Context

( — Donald Trump and his campaign pushed back against the media on Monday after multiple news outlets misrepresented his use of the word “bloodbath” in remarks he made at an Ohio rally over the weekend, ABC News reported.

While speaking at a campaign event near Dayton on Saturday, Trump said if Joe Biden was reelected in November, the auto industry in the US would send manufacturing to Mexico. He vowed that if he was elected, he would impose tariffs on cars imported into the United States.

Trump then warned that if he didn’t get elected, “it’s gonna be a bloodbath for the whole country.”

Unsurprisingly, the media latched onto Trump’s use of the word “bloodbath” to suggest that the former president was threatening violence if he lost again in November.

Trump hit back on Monday, arguing in a social media post that he used the word “bloodbath” to specifically describe what would happen to auto workers if he was not elected to impose tariffs on imports.

Trump accused the media of knowing that he was referring to the imports President Biden was allowing, which he said were “killing the automobile industry.”

The Trump campaign also sent out a fundraising email blasting the media for misquoting the former president.

President Biden seized on the “bloodbath” comment, posting on X that Trump wanted “another January 6.”

In a statement Saturday night, Biden campaign spokesman James Singer linked Trump’s use of the word “bloodbath” to his support for the January 6 rioters and his praise for authoritarian leaders like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.

Singer claimed that Trump wanted “another January 6” but vowed that voters would reject Trump’s “affection for violence” and “thirst for revenge.”

Trump campaign spokesman Steve Cheung hit back at the media in a post on X, noting that if the media wanted to “talk about ‘bloodbath,’” he would.

Cheung then listed the “bloodbath” Joe Biden has unleashed on the country, including his open border policies, the bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan, and his “feckless foreign policy.”

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