Donald Trump appeared this morning on Fox News’ Fox & Friends to express outrage over his imagined unfair treatment at the hands of CNN. Trump’s latest round of fabricated victimization was pretending CNN covered up for Hillary Clinton with respect to their use of the word “bombing” before official confirmation that the explosions were indeed caused by bombs.
Watch Donald Trump invent something to be outraged about courtesy of Media Matters for America:
STEVE DOOCY: When we first started the interview with you Mr. Trump, mentioned that we had not heard from you since Saturday night when you came off your plane and said a bomb went off in New York. Nobody knows what’s going on. And then you were hit by mainstream media that were attacking you for using bomb before the authorities had confirmed the facts of the attack. Yet, Hillary Clinton referred to the bombings in New York and New Jersey, but CNN edited that out. What do you make of that?
DONALD TRUMP: Well CNN is disgusting and they’re disgraceful. I watch it all. I watch all of it folks. And sometimes Fox actually doesn’t treat me well also, by the way, but that’s OK. You people do, that’s all that matters.
DOOCY: We’re fair and balanced.
TRUMP: You’re fair and balanced, I agree.
These people are the most dishonest people. CNN is so disgusting and dishonest. And I watch it. It is so unfair. They call it the Clinton News Network.
Well, only Trump calls CNN the “Clinton News Network.” CNN, which has hosted Trump’s own employee, Corey Lewandowski, as a “journalist” to promote Trump’s campaign, certainly doesn’t call itself the Clinton News Network.
CNN did report, however, the uncomfortable fact that Donald Trump told his supporters “that a ‘bomb went off’ in that city,” and that he “made the statement before local officials had publicly confirmed details of the incident or what caused the explosion.”
In fact, “disgusting” CNN also reported that,
“Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, spoke to reporters in White Plains nearly two hours after the explosion and similarly called the incident a ‘bombing.'”
Facts have long been the Achilles heel of Republican politics, and Donald Trump is as anti-fact as you can be in a day and age when very little escapes the attention of the media, or of those who just happen to have a recording device handy.
Trump has expressed outrage over CNN’s sometimes-use-of-facts, as well as The New York Times, becoming so irate in the latter case that he threatened to sue them under a non-existent law if they didn’t stop using facts.
Life is so unfair to Donald Trump. It gets in the way of a good lie multiple times in a single day. The fact is, Donald Trump is not treated unfairly. He was not treated unfairly by CNN and he has not been treated unfairly by the Times.
For a guy who claims to be strong, one fact stands out: Donald Trump whines like a baby when he doesn’t get what he wants, and that is something truly strong men absolutely do not do.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.