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CNN Anchor Slams Trump’s Birther Event: This Was a ‘Political Rickroll’

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Is the Mainstream Media Finally Waking Up?

Donald Trump has been teasing a “major announcement” since Thursday. His campaign issued a statement Thursday night making clear his “announcement” would be stating President Obama is an America citizen, five years after coming to national attention as the leader of the birther movement. 

Trump held his “major announcement” at his brand new Washington, D.C. hotel. It was the hotel’s first public event, its christening, and a stain that will forever live in that building.

So what happened?

For 28 minutes and 27 seconds, all three major news networks, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, plus CBS News online, and possibly others, ran, almost entirely uninterrupted, speaker after speaker after speaker – all military veterans – announcing their support for Donald Trump. That was followed by Donald Trump taking to the podium for 33 seconds, and making this statement:

“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”

The first two sentences are lies. The third are facts that should never have been open for discussion. 

The mainstream media was played. Big time, and they know it.

And they’re mad.

Trump used them for a 29 minute ad for both his hotel and his campaign.

What did the pool reporters do?

That’s not all.

CNN anchor called the spectacle a “political Rickroll.” A Rickroll is a bait-and-switch.

“It’s hard to imagine this as anything other than a political Rickroll,” Tapper told his audience. “We were told that this was going to be Donald Trump addressing something that his top campaign advisers, many people in the Republican National Committee want him to address, and clear up, and then stop talking about.”

Tapper said Trump has been “trafficking” in a “discredited lie” for “more than half a decade.”

“It was very clever on one level,” Tapper added. “On another level, it does speak to the integrity of the Trump campaign.”

Calling it a “dog-and-pony show,” CBS News’ Major Garrett said it was “all staged to bring more attention to this brand new hotel.”

With 53 days to go, not a smart move to anger the press.

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Trump Is ‘Untethered to Reality’ and His Thanksgiving Rant Proves It: CNN’s Berman

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CNN host John Berman on Friday lit into President Donald Trump for going on an unhinged Thanksgiving rant about the 2020 election in which he once again falsely claimed that he won.

Berman in particular zeroed in on Trump’s seething anger at Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, who asked the president on Thursday if he’d concede that he lost the election.

“He was yelling at Jeff Mason, who is the most mild-mannered reporter in America, who was asking one of the most obvious questions in America, which is, ‘Will you concede the race that you lost?’” Berman said. “I think it gave a window into where the president is this morning and how untethered to reality he may be.”

Guest Ron Brownstein shared Berman’s assessment and talked about the harm it’s doing to the United States.

“[He’s] doing real damage,” Brownstein said. “You’ve seen the polling: Three-quarters of Republicans now believe the election was stolen. We’ve never seen anything like this, an effort by a president to systemically undermine the results of the election.”

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Trump Serves Up Paranoid Election Conspiracy Rant for Thanksgiving: ‘Flick of a Switch Can Change Course of History’

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President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving broke weeks of refusing to answer questions from reporters, and focusing his anger on Georgia called its Republican Secretary of State “an enemy of the people” while brewing up an insane new conspiracy theory.

After praising GOP Senators in two run-off elections fighting to keep their seats, Trump said he told Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, “you have a fraudulent system.”

“You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history.”

He also falsely claimed voting rights advocate and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams had illegally “harvested” 850,000 ballots. In reality, Abrams says 750,000 Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots.

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‘No I Can’t Say That’: Trump Says He Will Not Concede – but Will Exit White House if Electoral College Makes ‘Mistake’

 

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‘No I Can’t Say That’: Trump Says He Will Not Concede – but Will Exit White House if Electoral College Makes ‘Mistake’

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President Donald Trump used the occasion of Thanksgiving, weeks after Election Day, to declare he will not concede.

Speaking to reporters after calling troops overseas – at 1:16 AM their time, several hours later than scheduled – the President was asked if he will finally concede.

“No I can’t say that at all,” Trump replied, the first time he’s taken questions from reporters in weeks.

President-elect Joe Biden has 306 Electoral College votes, against Trump’s 232.

He also said the Electoral College members will have made a “mistake” if they do not declare him the winner of the 2020 presidential election, as Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reports.

But he also said he would leave the White House if Biden is the official winner. (Trump frequently denies making remarks he has made.)

Trump, however, is not planning on believing the results.

“I don’t know what is going to happen. I know one thing, Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes,” he added.

 

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