The American media had a field day — again — at Donald Trump's expense when the Republican presidential complained about political reporters at the New York Times, saying they "don't write good."
"The New York Times is so unfair," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity. "I mean they write three, four articles about me a day. No matter how good I do on something, they'll never write good. I mean they don't write good ... they don't write good, they don't know how to write good."
Well! You can imagine the sniggers about that.
The grammatical goof-up was mocked at length on MSNBC's Morning Joe programme. The talk show played a clip from the movie Zoolander with a schtick about Derek Zoolander's support for a Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good.
Esquire giggled that Trump "went full Zoolander."
Trump singled out Times reporter Maggie Haberman in his complaint "For the record, Maggie (our former colleague) writes good, and she's broken a ton of news on Trump and many other subjects," wrote Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer in Politico.
Haberman graciously responded to Trump's comment on Twitter, saying: "I think he means 'good about him,' to be fair."
Trump called the Times a "disaster" that's "failing."
He added: "It won't be in business for probably more than a few years unless somebody goes in and buys it and wants to lose a lot of money."
Trump has also been bashing CNN for unfair coverage. CNN correspondent Brian Stelter responded later that "no matter what Trump is saying, positive or negative, as long as the press strives for fairness, we will come out of this election looking good."
The candidate said he was considering not allowing the Times to cover his events.
Trump's campaign routinely shuts out media that have run critical stories about him, yanking the credentials of the Washington Post, Politico, The Daily Beast and others. But Trump did say the Washington Post was getting ... better.