Donald Trump: Washington Post Employees Should Go On Strike

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: President Donald Trump listens as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks in the Rose Garden after their meeting at the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Donald Trump savaged the Washington Post on Sunday, suggesting that their employees should go on strike.

“I think a really long strike would be a great idea,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Employees would get more money and we would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time!”

Trump commented on the dispute between Washington Post employees and the owner Jeff Bezos after more than 400 employees signed a letter demanding more money.

The Washington Post guild released a video montage of employees complaining about a “profound unwillingness” and “profound resistance” from upper management to issues like gender and racial disparities in salary, retirement benefits, and severance pay.

The president again suggested that the Washington Post should register as a lobbying organization because they were owned by Bezos.

Some of the reporters at the Washington Post reacted to Trump’s suggestion on Twitter, asserting that they had no plans to launch a strike.

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