I’m not on Trump’s enemy list
My feelings are hurt. I’m not on President Donald Trump’s list of “enemies of the American people.” Here is his exact tweet:
“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! 1:48 PM—Feb 17, 2017”
I mean, what do I have to do to make the team? I’ve called him a know-nothing buffoon. I’ve condemned his actions on immigration. My comments on his reaction to judges have dripped with scorn.
I’ve ridiculed the ineptitude of both him and the people around him. Yet I’m not on the list of “FAKE NEWS media.” I am as big a “FAKE” as any of them.
Perhaps he simply forgot. I notice that The Washington Post is not in the rundown. And WashPo has poh-mouthed Donald Trump as much as any news organization. Is that it? Does he have a faulty memory? That’s debatable.
On the one hand, Trump remembers slights in his life that date back to childhood. But at the same time, he recalls events that never happened, like Muslims cheering right after 9/11.
It’s difficult to know whether to dismiss this as amusing hyperbole or cheap-shot demagoguery, or to take it seriously.
“I think you should take it seriously,” said Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff and chief sycophant, on CBS.
Well, there’s a clue.
Another one comes from the Trumpster himself: “We have to talk about it. We have to find out what’s going on because the press, honestly, is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.”
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