Trump throws a tantrum over coronavirus coverage and declares America’s biggest non-Fox news organizations enemies of the people.
People are disgusted and embarrassed by the Fake News Media, as headed by the @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @comcast & MSDNC, @ABC, @CBSNews and more. They no longer believe what they see and read, and for good reason. Fake News is, indeed, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2020
Trump’s definition of fake news includes any organization that publishes the facts about his behavior and administration. “Fake news” in Trump-speak isn’t about false stories. It is a catchall description for any fact or story that Donald Trump doesn’t like.
The President is upset about the coverage that the coronavirus pandemic is receiving, so he is going back to one of his favorite tactics of attempting to discredit the sources of the information.
Trump is running a propaganda campaign against what could become a national health emergency. Instead of addressing the health crisis, Trump is attacking the media that are keeping the American people informed with facts.
The fake news is coming from the news outlets, but from inside the Oval Office, each and every day.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a 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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