President Admits Fake News Is Anything That’s ‘Negative’ About Him
President Donald Trump continued his fascistic attacks on the free press, threatening Wednesday morning to rescind credentials from reporters after admitting that he thinks all negative stories about him are fake news.
“The Fake News is working overtime,” he tweeted. “Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?”
Sadly, the administration does not “work so hard in working with the media.” The main culprit is White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who regularly lies to reporters.
Journalist Helen Kennedy mocked Trump’s tweet:
Only Fox should be allowed to cover the White House because they are nice to you. Except for that Cavuto thing. Boy, that was mean. Maybe no one should be allowed to cover the White House?
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 9, 2018
Washington Post’s Philip Bump:
I don’t think he’s supposed to admit that his only qualification for news being fake is that it be critical of him. https://t.co/mvp638xZjc
— Philip Bump (@pbump) May 9, 2018
ABC News’ Cecilia Vega:
For the record, taking away press credentials won’t stop coverage… but ok. https://t.co/EbO96p5sMO
— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) May 9, 2018
The Hill’s Jordan Fabian:
By his own admission, when the president talks about “fake news,” he is talking about stories he doesn’t like. Doesn’t mean they are incorrect. https://t.co/k0XCnFXXxg
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) May 9, 2018
Voice of America’s Steve Herman:
In latest tweet @POTUS suggests taking away “credentials” from journalists. We can expect @whca may weigh in on this and @PressSec will be asked about it at today’s @WhiteHouse briefing. https://t.co/LWFOmZGK0i
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 9, 2018
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Trump Swipes at Mark Zuckerberg Asking for White House Goodies: ‘He Didn’t Do Too Well’
Former President Donald J. Trump mocked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “big tech” during an interview on Tuesday when he appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
Trump meandered throughout the interview and went off on a tangent claiming he did “big things” when discussing the 2020 election. Trump said Zuckerberg visited the White House “trying to get goodies,” but that “he didn’t do too well.”
Trump added, “So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things. We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for big tech.”
Watch the video below.
Lincoln Project Trolls Trump with New TV Ad Where He’s Currently Vacationing
According to the Sun Sentinel, the group has bought air time in the West Palm Beach market from Wednesday through Jan. 5. Trump is scheduled to be in the area until Jan. 3.
“A major pillar of The Lincoln Project’s 2020 strategy was aiming to torment an audience of one — Trump — through advertising on cable shows he’s sure to watch on channels such as Fox News,” the Sentinel reports. “That’s the aim of the latest effort, which seeks to drive a wedge between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress at which the electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president will be counted.”
The ad focuses on recent reports that say Vice President Mike Pence is “backing away” from Trumpworld’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“When Mike Pence is backing away from you, you know it’s over,” the ad states.
Watch the ad below.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020
‘A Parting Gift to Dictators’: Trump Issues Final Round of Foreign Military Sales in Middle East
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Brian Klaas tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for a final round of foreign military sales in the Middle East that function as a “parting gift to dictators” — and suggested he could even be using them to set up a private quid pro quo down the road in his post-presidency.
“All three regimes have abysmal human rights records,” wrote Klaas. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded dissidents, subjugated women and detained female activists who have pushed for reforms, and murdered and dismembered Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The United Arab Emirates is home to torture, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances. Egypt’s dictatorship has carried
“Given past behavior, we know how these weapons will likely be used,” warned Klaas. “Despots will use them to help facilitate war crimes in places such as Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula while maintaining an iron grip over their own populations — all aided and abetted by the U.S. government.”
And even worse, Klaas argued, Trump himself could be using these sales to call in a personal favor from these countries in his post-presidency. “Once Trump leaves the White House, odds are good that he will cash in,” he wrote. “Seen in that light, the recently approved arms sales and military technology transfers are even more worrying. Are they just the beginning of a quid pro quo?”
All of this is occurring as President-elect Joe Biden alleges the Pentagon is obstructing him from getting all of the national security information he requires for the transition — something administration officials deny.
“For the past four years, Trump has painted the image of a United States that consistently sides with tyrants,” concluded Klaas. “Biden now has an opportunity to reverse Trump’s catastrophic foreign policy. He should take it.”
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