Donald Trump Calls Globe ‘Stupid’ For Publishing Fake Front Page

BOSTON (CBS) — Donald Trump called the Boston Globe “stupid” for publishing a fake front page Sunday as though he had been elected President.

“How about that stupid Boston Globe? It’s worthless. It sold for a dollar,” he said during a campaign rally Sunday in Rochester, New York.

The Republican presidential hopeful also said the Globe’s mock front page satirizing what a Trump presidency would look like is “really no different from the whole paper.”

The Boston Globe's satirical front page about Donald Trump. (WBZ-TV)

The Boston Globe’s satirical front page about Donald Trump. (WBZ-TV)

The satirical headlines in the paper, dated April 9, 2017, focused on several different subjects including deportations, economic downturn, and US soldiers refusing orders to kill ISIS families.

The Boston Globe's satirical front page about what a Donald Trump presidency would look like.

The Boston Globe’s satirical front page about what a Donald Trump presidency would look like.

In a video produced by the publication, Globe Editorial Director Kathleen Kingsbury says, “We listened to Donald Trump’s speeches, we scoured his website, we read his position papers, we considered who his advisors are and we did what the Globe does best: we reported it out and put it on the front page for our readers to see.”

On Sunday, Kingsbury told WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith about the type of feedback the newspaper has received so far.

“I think that people are reacting to what they see is an attack on Mr. Trump, which it is,” she says. “We really want people to understand that if we take Donald Trump at his word, this is his vision for America and it’s a deeply dark, disturbing one.”

The Globe sent 100 copies to the Trump campaign.

“He was dismissive of it, which is sort of surprising because in large part what we did in this project was take Donald Trump’s words,” Kingsbury told WBZ. “We quoted him verbatim repeatedly and so the fact that he doesn’t recognize or is dismissive of the stories that we wrote makes me wonder…you know…maybe he could fill in some details for us, let us know what he’s thinking in terms of what we got wrong.”

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith contributed to this report. 

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