The story of the year so far is undoubtedly President Donald Trump’s handling of the North Korean crisis, and the complete capitulation of Kim Jong Un after 60 years of dynastic, despotic rule.
We went from “fire and fury” to friendly handshakes over the course of less than a year, with both leaders having made serious threats of annihilation to each other’s nations over the course of several rounds of verbal warfare. Somewhere along the line, something flipped Kim, who was quick to arrive at the negotiating table in Singapore this week.
Signing what amounted to a peace treaty, Trump and Kim made several public appearances together throughout the summit, much to the nonchalance of the mainstream media who routinely attempted to either downplay or degrade the import of the historically significant moment.
Perhaps it was this concise and conniving chastising of the his work that prompted Donald Trump’s latest assertion regarding the most prolific enemy of the American people.
Hours after returning from a trip where he lavished praise on one of the world’s worst dictators, President Trump declared that America’s biggest enemy is… “fake news.”
He singled out NBC and CNN in his angry tweet on Wednesday.
Trump frequently portrays the news media as one of his enemies, but rarely has he been this blunt about it. Wednesday’s tweet harkens back to February 2017, when he called several news outlets “the enemy of the American People!”
He was roundly criticized back then. This time, there’s been a somewhat more muted reaction, perhaps because he is repeating himself. But it’s important to recognize just how extreme this rhetoric is.
The tweet itself was rather blunt.
So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have “begged” for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
No mincing words there.
The left has been signaling that The End Times are near due to this tweet, believing that the President is finally moving into his “literally Hitler” phase…just like all of the other times that they cried wolf over Trump’s alleged fascism.
Trump just said the biggest enemy of the US is "Fake news" CNN and NBC. Not NoKo, not Iran, not Russia. That's a milestone.
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) June 13, 2018
NEVER forget this day: June 13, 2018. The day Donald Trump publicly announced the free press is not just "fake news", but the ENEMY of the American people! Folks, it's time to WAKE UP! pic.twitter.com/oXqqusFyh1
— °《•Fed Up•》° (@Twilson6209) June 13, 2018
Every time trump claims msm is fake news, he stomps on the 1st amendment. When he desecrates a free press, he violates his oath of office. Trump IS fake news & enemy of the People. A Real leader would never attack the press, only a traitor would do that. #TickTock #TraitorInChief
— RoxieRoller (@roxie23583546) June 13, 2018
I’m going to have to go ahead and disagree with you on that one, Roxie.