White House officials admitted that they lied to reporters and network anchors when they claimed that Trump would change course on immigration reform, which means that the Trump administration intentionally put out fake news.
CNN Sara Murray said on Inside Politics, Let’s just change gears entirely and talk about the bait and switch that the president pulled on immigration yesterday. He had this meeting with the anchors. He talked about a path to legal status. They fed up things that they thought these anchors would like, that they thought would give them positive press coverage for the next few hours. A senior administration official admitted that it was a misdirection play, and you will note that when the president was out there talking to the American public, he didn’t talk about a path to legal status.”
The White House’s behavior with the media is a reminder that the biggest purveyor of fake news in the United States is President Donald Trump and his administration. Since Trump can’t force the media to give him positive coverage, his White House is going to tell lies that will net the President positive coverage.
Trump is obsessed with his own media coverage, and his White House has shown that they will do anything to manipulate and mislead the press. Just remember, that when the White House lies to the press, they are also lying to the American people.
Nothing that this administration says should be taken at face value. Reporters and citizens alike should ignore the words and only focus on the deeds of this President and his White House.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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