The real reason Trump yells “fake news” and constantly denigrates the press is that the press refuses to allow his lies, his racism, his ignorance and his sexual misconduct to be ignored. The press continues to show the real Trump to the world.
Trump flees from the press like a roach flees from the light, and for the exact same reason. Once decent folks see the ugly reality that is Trump they want to spray insecticide to rid their surroundings of such a loathsome creature.
I have never been a big fan of David Letterman. But, that said, he nailed it with this comment.
We have never seen a more corrupt leader in the White House. We have never, at least in my lifetime, seen a president that has demonstrated such incompetence, ignorance and blatant disregard for the Constitution. We have never seen a president that consistently lies, attacks the media, or creates such discord and divisiveness.
And this is on top of all of us realizing the absolute strangle hold that Putin has on the Lord of the Lies. This presidency will go down as the worst in our history, It cannot end soon enough. And, as Letterman stated, it’s time to stand up and demand he be held accountable. Enough is enough. Mueller cannot move fast enough.
It’s not fake news that dictators and totalitarian leaders throughout history have recognized the need to silence those who tell the truth. An honest media always poses the biggest threat to those who would misuse power.
The first step in controlling that media is to discredit it. I find it fascinating that we never heard of fake news until we got a fake leader. Coincidence? I think not.
Who are we to believe? The Liar-in-Chief is pathologically unable to tell the truth and changes his story every other day in spite of video evidence to the contrary. On the other side is the free press.
As for me, I am sticking with, and standing up for a free press. Their credibility has stood the test of time, and a free press is our best defense available against scoundrels, thieves and dictators like all those listed above. And right now, we need the best defense we can get.
A real leader is a servant. A fake leader just uses lies, intimidation and brute force to get their own way, regardless of the cost to those they are supposedly leading. If an illustration would be helpful, take a look at the #BLOTUS.
He is the exact opposite of a real leader. He has become the “Lord of the Lies.” and the truth is never in him. His only concerns seem to be protecting his wealth and showing love to those attacking the democratic institutions of the United States, and his blustering attacks on the press and anyone else attempting to hold him accountable are a smoking gun in one tiny hand and a large red flag in the other.
Following this fake leader will not make America great again. He is already a public laughingstock among world leaders.
Our nation has lost its position of leadership in world affairs because we no longer have a real leader. We have a petulant man-child that needs to be adored, pampered and have someone change his diapers. That’s not a real leader.
I can not remember any presidency in my seventy years that has been so dysfunctional, and such a total embarrassment to our country. What other of our nation’s leaders has been so unable to tell the truth? bragged about being able get away with murder? laughed about being a sexual predator? completed ignored the Constitution? wasted so much on vacations so fast? continually attacked the press? could not stop whining?
The real story isn’t the leaks. The real story is that the #BLOTUS is a one-man rolling crisis. He is frighteningly dangerous to the health, well being, and future of our nation. He is causing great concern, even alarm among our allies and has made the United States a laughingstock around the world.
And the backstory is even worse. His appeal to the lowest common denominator points out the serious, even fatal flaws in our society. Those supporting him are so wedded to his bigotry and clearly racist agenda that they are willing to ignore the truth.
The real story is that this president is a total disaster.
The Washington Post released a damning article that our president (who some are now calling our Leaker-in-Chief) actually gave the Russian diplomats highly classified and sensitive information during their recent visit to the White House. When finally confirmed, I will not be surprised.
One big question that I would like addressed is, ” Why did the #BLOTUS allow Russian press into his office when he wouldn’t allow US press to cover the meeting?” Some wags have said that at least now the Russians no longer have to be hacking us. Trump will just tell them whatever they want to know.
Is he more concerned with informing the Russians than he is the American public? If so, why?
Not a week goes by that we do not see ever more evidence that our leader is under the influence of those whose plans and efforts are not in our best interest. There’s far too much smoke; dark, heavy, billowing smoke, for there not to be a major fire in the oval office.
So the final question: Why hasn’t the fire department be called?