Trump trashes reporters, opponents on Christmas Eve

Posted at 10:43 AM, Dec 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (CNN) — For Donald Trump, Christmas doesn’t seem to be the season of peace.

Before and after the Republican front-runner attended a Christmas Eve service at a church in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Trump ditched any holiday cheer, ripping journalists who he believed covered him unfairly, some of them for not making more of CNN’s recent poll showing him in a commanding position.

The recipients included a pair of New York Times reporters, NBC’s Chuck Todd as well as two of his favorite political targets, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.

Trump took aim at New York Times reporters Amy Chozick and Maggie Haberman, who is also a CNN contributor, perhaps in response to a story the two wrote on Wednesday about how Clinton was using Trump’s “schlonged” comment to galvanize female voters.

“Third rate reporters Amy Chozick and Maggie Haberman of the failing @nytimes are totally in the Hillary circle of bias. Think about Bill!” he tweeted.

“.@meetthepress and @chucktodd very dishonest in not showing the new @CNN Poll where I am at 39%, 21points higher than Cruz. Be honest Chuck!” reads another.

“.@HallieJackson Why didn’t you report Hillary lying about the ISIS video. Bad reporting. Perhaps @NBC will do better next year-but doubt it!” he added.

Reporters weren’t Trump’s only target, however.

“Poor @JebBush spent $50 million on his campaign, I spent almost nothing. He’s bottom (and gone), I’m top (by a lot). That’s what U.S. needs!” he tweeted.

Trump was already looking ahead to the New Year, and offering some predictions for the general election.

“Next year will be an interesting one. I look forward to running against Hillary Clinton, a totally flawed candidate, and beating her soundly.”

Trump did end Christmas Eve with some warm holiday wishes — while making sure to trumpet his campaign slogan.

“Merry Christmas to all. Have a great day and have a really amazing year. Together, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! It will be done!”