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Internet Mocks Trump for Suggesting Google Illegally ‘Rigged’ Search Results to Deliver Bad News About Him

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“Literally the Top Google Result for a ‘Trump News’ Search Is a Fox News Story”

President Trump went off the rails earlier than usual Tuesday morning. In a series of tweets posted before 5:30 AM ET, the president claimed that Google has “rigged” its results to highlight mostly bad news about him, from “National Left-Wing Media,” while shutting out right wing news outlets.

The president suggested that the supposed move by Google – which, to be clear, is false – is “illegal.” He also called it “dangerous.”

And he even threatened the search giant.

“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media,” Trump tweeted. “In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal?”

“96% of results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous,” the president claimed. “Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!” he threatened.

Trump has no ability to “address” Google’s algorithms.

He’s likely getting his “facts” from a right wing website, PJ Media, as Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale notes. An August 25 article claims “blatant prioritization of left-leaning and anti-Trump media outlets” by Google.

Why?

“PJ Media did not appear in the first 100 results, nor did National Review, The Weekly Standard, Breitbart, The Blaze, The Daily Wire, Hot Air, Townhall, Red State, or any other conservative-leaning sites except the two listed above.” Those two are Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.

Some familiar with the conservative brands mentioned above, especially on the left, will likely question their reliability. The conservative media echo chamber is strong, so one false “fact” appearing in one publication will get repeated over and over again, leading readers of only right wing outlets to believe, wrongly, it’s true.

Meanwhile, Trump was mercilessly mocked for his threat and his false claims of bias:

 

 

 

 

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‘A Monumental Fraud and Failure’: Trump Had a Plan to ‘Blow Up’ the G7 and Give the ‘Middle Finger’ to Our Allies: Report

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President Donald Trump’s plan was to bully our G7 allies on a range of issues by touting the strong U.S. economy. As The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote Friday morning, “Trump will proclaim his ‘America First’ agenda a smashing success, and throw that in the faces of our European allies.”

That plan will have to be changed now that his trade war with China just exploded.

China imposed tariffs of $75 billion of U.S. goods on Friday. Trump launched a tweetstorm causing the DOW to drop more than 600 points (at several times during the day more than 700 points.)

The president apparently found wiping out the value of millions of Americans’ 401(k)s amusing:

And just an hour after the markets closed, Trump once again took to Twitter, announcing he is increasing tariffs against China on $250 billion of goods.

“Trump’s appearance [at the G7] will in reality demonstrate that the very nationalist agenda he will be touting is, thus far, a record of deep fraudulence and failure, covered up with lies,” Sargent added. “Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, particularly the trade war with China, is a key reason the U.S. economy is now at greater risk of tipping into recession.”

“It’s important to appreciate just how heavily Trump’s political mystique relies on the constant middle finger he gives to allies and international leaders. It’s central to the story he told in 2016 and the one he’ll tell in 2020.”

Last year President Trump promised winning trade wars is “easy.”

Read the entire piece at The Washington Post.

 

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#Iherebyorder: Internet Explodes in Mockery Over Trump’s Insane China Meltdown

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President Donald Trump is being mocked right now for his insane Twitter meltdown in response to China’s announcement it is imposing $75 billion on tariffs on U.S. goods.

But it was not only Trump’s meltdown, but his insistence that he can dictate how private American companies operate that added to the hilarity.

After saying China has “stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year,” and claiming “We don’t need China,” Trump made this fascist declaration:

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”

The President of the United States does not have any authority to do that.

Many responded in mockery with the hashtag #Iherebyorder, which is now a top tending topic. Take a look:

 

 

 

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‘Casually Tweeting Out National Secrets’: Internet Stunned as Trump Tweets About Previously Unknown US Nukes

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In an apparent attempt to “one-up” and embarrass Russia many are wondering if President Donald Trump just tweeted out U.S. national nuclear secrets. Seven people died last week during a “failed test of Russia’s SSC-X-9 Skyfall, a nuclear-powered cruise missile still in development,” as Vox reported. One expert called it a flying nuclear reactor.

President Trump, who has been tweeting up a storm ever since he kicked off his 10-day August vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, NJ, apparently decided late Monday afternoon was a good time to respond – not with condolences for the lives lost, but by gloating.

“The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia,” Trump tweeted, needlessly. “We have similar, though more advanced, technology. The Russian ‘Skyfall’ explosion has people worried about the air around the facility, and far beyond. Not good!”

Some were quick to realize Trump at least sounded like he was (once again) revealing national secrets via Twitter.

Here’s the Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Science Committee.

Some experts chastised the President, while appearing to try to assure the world Trump was basically bluffing.

Here’s a professor of international relations and national security at the U.S. Naval War College:

Here’s a noted nuclear weapons expert:

There were other responses from some notables.

Washington Correspondent for TIME magazine:

ACLU Attorney:

Reuters DC National Security Correspondent:

More:

 

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