- The Washington Times - Friday, March 18, 2016

The Wall Street Journal fired back Thursday at Donald Trump after he demanded the newspaper apologize for an editorial saying Hillary Clinton has a million more primary votes than he does and would crush him in the general election.

“On Thursday the businessman demanded an apology after we — ‘the dummies at the @WSJ Editorial Board’ — accurately noted that Hillary Clinton has received about a million more votes than he has,” the board wrote in a piece titled “A Trump Reality Check.”

“The truth hurts, though Mr. Trump would rather walk down Fifth Avenue shooting the messenger,” the piece continued. “Actually his rise has been cleared by the large and fractured GOP field. Of the 20.35 million GOP primary votes cast so far, he has received 7.54 million, or a mere 37%. Despite the media desire to call him unstoppable, Mr. Trump is the weakest Republican front-runner since Gerald Ford in 1976.”

Mr. Trump had complained on Twitter Thursday morning about the Journal’s coverage, calling the paper “bad at math.”

“.@WSJ Editorial says ‘Clinton primary vote total is 8,646,551.Trump’s is 7,533,692’-a knock. But she had only 3 opponents-I had 16.Apologize,” he wrote. “.@WSJ is bad at math. The good news is, nobody cares what they say in their editorials anymore, especially me!”

The paper responded, “The opinions he should care about are the 39% of GOP voters who said in Tuesday’s exit polls that they would consider supporting a third-party candidate if Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are the nominees, or the 44% of non-Trump GOP voters who said they won’t cast a ballot for him in November.”

“As Mr. Trump likes to tweet, better be careful!” the editorial board concluded, referencing one of Mr. Trump’s frequently used Twitter threats.

In October, the mogul tweeted that The Journal “better be careful or I will unleash big time on them. Look forward to it!” Business Insider reported.

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