Ivanka Trump, the so-called president*’s eldest daughter, defied her father this morning on key issues. OK, really, she’s totally full of shit, but she did actually say in the interview with Axios that she doesn’t think the media is the “enemy of the people,” and that the Trump administration’s practice of separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border was a “low point.” Those are well-known facts anyway except to the members of Trump’s cult. Apparently, Ivanka’s denouncement of his rhetoric really got to Trump because he took his angry little fingers to his Twitter account to explain what she really meant and, of course, he’s not making any sense.
“They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people,” It tweeted. “She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!”
They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2018
So, Trump thinks only a large portion of the media is the ‘enemy of the people’ then. You know, the ones who give him unfavorable coverage because he’s a serial liar. Trump has labeled every network at the ‘enemy’ except for Fox News. And he’s done this repeatedly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
On Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say whether the press is the enemy of the American people. She got into a slap fight with CNN’s Jim Acosta and he ended up walking out of the briefing out of disgust.
I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn’t do it. Shameful.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 2, 2018
Award-winning Journalist Dan Rather weighed in.
We can’t shrug off Trump’s attacks on the press. Ever. They’re undemocratic and invite, even incite, violence. This bears repeating. It demands repeating. Last night @CNN‘s @Acosta faced down a hostile crowd. Support from his colleagues, competitors, and general public is a must.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 2, 2018
But Sarah Sanders, instead of supporting the press, listed the times she’s felt insulted by the media, including by Michelle Wolf’s stand-up routine at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Her job entails that she works with the press, not against the press. She really should resign, effective immediately. On the other hand, she fits in quite well with the swampiest White House in the history of the U.S.
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