President Trump has had ample opportunity to conform to the precedents set by former Commanders in Chief. Thanks goodness he hasn’t.
What makes Donald Trump such a refreshing and powerful President is precisely what the liberals are giving him the most grief for: His unconventional actions and attitude while creating a new brand of Oval Office Overlord.
Trump has always been a man who spoke his mind, sometimes for the best, and other times not. But it is this cutting honesty and heavy-handed grip on reality that separates him from the Washington establishment that he is so thoroughly surrounded by during his first term. His drain the swamp mantra is finally coming to fruition, and every conventional politicians that D.C. is nursing in their ample, dirty-money bosom is in for a rude awakening.
One of the President’s most targeted opponents in his fight to reshape American politics has been the mainstream media.
Long believed to be in the control of liberal interests, the democrats, and other factions of the radical left, “news” outlets such as CNN and the New York Times made it their mission to dismiss and defame Donald Trump throughout his 2016 campaign and well into his presidency. The hate mongering continues to this day, but not without a barrage of retorts from the Commander in Chief himself.
Trump has labeled such outlets as “fake news”, or, a version of reality being reported for the sole purpose of pushing the leftist narrative. And he’s not wrong. CNN and others have been caught red handed in attempts to assist Hillary Clinton’s campaign, not only through the secret release of upcoming debate questions to the DNC, but also in their heavily biased coverage of all things Trump.
For that, the President has pushed the narrative that Americans should question what they are hearing from these “news” outlets, and rightfully so. The bias is no longer a myth, nor is it a taboo subject. It is the truth, and it must be addressed.
So when the President patted himself on the back while speaking on Lou Dobbs’ show, it was well deserved.
“Trump slammed CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS for putting out false news stories citing sources ‘that in my opinion don’t exist.’
“’It is so dishonest,’ he said. ‘It is so fake. And you know, I have come up with some pretty good names for people. I think one of the best names—you know, I’ve really started this whole fake news thing. Now they’ve turned it around, and now they’re calling, you know, stories put out by Facebook fake, and they’re fake. What could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CNN when you look at some of these stories?’
“’And people agree,’Trump said. ‘If you look at the level of approval of … general media, if you look at it from the day I started running to now, I’m so proud that I’ve been able to convince people how fake it is, because it has taken a nosedive.’”
The President has been railing against fake news for well over a year at this point, and that admonishment has only galvanized the nonsense that CNN and others have felt fit to print.
Americans are at this point hoping for an awakening within the media, and within the population itself. Should We The People finally put our foot down and demand that the mainstream media be held accountable for their barrage of bias, we have a Commander in Chief ready to back us up.