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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Tweets are the least of it


The take-away from the Loud Obbs interview is not that Trump invented the term "fake news," it's this:

TRUMP:  I know a good story from a bad story.  But when you have a really good story and they make it bad, I’ll say to my wife, “Oh, tonight, I’m going to enjoy watching television because I did great, and wait until you see this.”   And then, they put it on and it’s like ― oh, that’s not so good.  They are fake news.

The President of the United States, the Leader of the Free World, the Commander-in-Chief of the largest military in the world, spends his time worrying about how he is portrayed on television.  He sits down with his wife as if he had nothing else to do, and waits for TV to praise him and for his wife to see it, so he can bathe in as much adulation as possible.   He "did great," and he wants that to be acknowledged.  He can't enjoy watching television because the news is not Loud Obbs telling him how great he is:

“You are everything as advertised when you ran for president and I appreciate everything you are doing,” Dobbs told Trump.
"Everything" including this:

“He’s been given powers that nobody’s ever seen,” the president continued. “He’s a powerful man, I happen to think he’s a very good person. Now with that being said, he represents China, I represent the U.S.A. So, you know, there’s always going to be conflict.”

Trump added: “We have a very good relationship. People say we have the best relationship of any president-president, because he’s called president also. Now, some people might call him the king of China. But he’s called president.”

We have elected the world's smallest man to the world's most important public office.  And frankly, it's terrifying.

2 Comments:

Blogger JACKIESUE said...

we're fucked

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

Lou Dobbs, for a time the most racist man on TV, spewing hatred and xenophobia and nothing good every night on CNN, now at FOX.

Cabloid TV and hate talk radio have been the primary promoters of American Nazism, with Hollywood movies coming in a close third.

3:47 AM  

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