Trump touts Washington Post story on GOP support

President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE on Sunday touted a story from The Washington Post, an outlet he frequently attacks, while selectively quoting the piece he described as “positive front page story.” 

The Post’s story, published Saturday, describes the current debate within the Democratic primary over the party’s future as Democrats choose a candidate to take on Trump, whom Republicans are widely backing  for reelection. 

"Can’t believe the @washingtonpost wrote a positive front page story, 'Unity Issue Has Parties Pointing To Trump. GOP Goes All In, While Democrats Clash Over Ideology & Tactics. Mr. President, We Are With You The Entire Way. REPUBLICANS Have....Coalesced Around Trump,'" Trump tweeted Sunday.

The Post’s story actually reads “Republicans, meanwhile, have largely coalesced around Trump, but it’s far from clear that the president has a winning message for 2020.” 

Trump’s reference to “We are with you the entire way” seems to refer to what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyVirginia's new AG sacks lawyers at University of Virginia, George Mason House has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? Mask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House MORE (R-Calif.) said during the House GOP retreat last week in Baltimore as Trump ended his speech.

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Trump also touted an opinion column by Kathleen Parker published in the Post in which she wrote that Trump “won” Thursday’s Democratic debate. 

"Then, on top of it all, Kathleen Parker, of all people, wrote 'In Case You Were Wondering, Trump Won The Debate.' True, but what is going on at the @washingtonpost? NOT Fake News!" Trump tweeted.

In the column Trump is referencing, Parker seems to criticize Trump as she claims he “won” the primary debate. 

Democrats are too earnest. They care too much. They’re too smart. They know too much,” she said, adding that Trump “knew nothing” when he ran in 2016 but kept voters entertained.