Trump ‘threatens’ end of press briefings to stop fake news
Early Friday, President Trump took to Twitter to express his disgust with the so-called “mainstream media,” known here as the Democrat-media complex, and the spate of fake and misleading news stories being pumped out by liberal propagandists.
“Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election,” he tweeted.
Trump may be onto something here, as a new Clinton campaign tell-all book says the idea of blaming Russia for Hillary’s defeat took shape within 24 hours of her concession.
“That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument,” the book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, says.
Trump was just getting started:
He then dropped his suggestion:
It’s true that the complex has been overly negative against Trump since the very beginning, so he may have a good idea here. But even handing out written responses probably won’t stop the complex from twisting his words or engaging in speculation. After all, this is the same cabal that went bananas over the president eating two scoops of ice cream.
Observing that trust in the complex was waning long before the election, Paul Joseph Watson responded:
The self-important, preening hacks in the White House press room have no interest in fair and balanced coverage….
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 12, 2017
Another person suggested:
May I suggest questions submitted and answered via Twitter. A perfect record and we distribute to the world not just those with a TV
— Anthony Noto (@anthonynoto) May 12, 2017
Ben Shapiro took Trump to task for his suggestion, writing:
Trump is still president of the United States. That means he has an agenda he should be pursuing. Threatening to cut off communications with the press is just another distraction from his agenda — unless his agenda is starting useless feces fights on Twitter. In that case, everything’s going marvelously.
It’s highly unlikely that Trump will end press briefings and it’s far more likely he was simply expressing frustration with a liberal media complex that seems bent on his destruction by any means necessary.
Stay tuned, we’ll have more on that issue later…
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