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Old February 6th, 2017, 01:03 PM   #1
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Trump leans on ‘fake news’ line to combat reports of West Wing dysfunction

Wouldn't your life be grand if every time anyone disagreed with you, you could brush off the criticism with a "fake news?"

But Trump does have some evil guys circling around him: Bannon and Pence immediately come to mind.
Trump leans on ‘fake news’ line to combat reports of West Wing dysfunction

President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out via Twitter at a series of news reports revealing the turmoil inside the White House, leaning on his crutch of “fake news” as he struggles to control a hardening narrative about a dysfunctional West Wing.

One of his missives came from Air Force One en route to Tampa, Fla., as Trump panned a New York Times report that detailed the friction inside his administration and its early stumbles.

"The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me. They have gotten it wrong for two years, and now are making up stories & sources!" Trump tweeted at 11:32 a.m., ignoring the fact that many of his top advisers were quoted by name in the story.

Trump seemed particularly incensed by reports and parodies about chief strategist Steve Bannon being the actual decision-maker in the White House.

“I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!” Trump tweeted.
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Like the "knife fight" meme one week after Trump was elected.

Or this:

More fake news about the EO's. From a thread of mine.


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The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice were blindsided by Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.

The New York Times came out with a report this past week titled: “How Trump’s Rush to Enact an Immigration Ban Unleashed Global Chaos.”

It stated: “Gen. John F. Kelly, the secretary of homeland security, had dialed in from a Coast Guard plane as he headed back to Washington from Miami. Along with other top officials, he needed guidance from the White House, which had not asked his department for a legal review of the order. Halfway into the briefing, someone on the call looked up at a television in his office. ‘The president is signing the executive order that we’re discussing,’ the official said, stunned.”

Secretary Kelly, however, later strongly denied this report during a press conference Tuesday. “We knew it was coming. It wasn’t a surprise,” Kelly said.

NBC had their own story about Trump blindsiding officials. John Harwood tweeted, “senior Justice official tells [NBC News] that Dept had no input. not sure who in WH is writing/reviewing. standard NSC process not functioning.” This tweet received over 3,000 retweets. (RELATED: NYT/CNBC’s John Harwood Advises Clinton Campaign, Gloats About Provoking Trump At Debate)

A few days later, CNN reported that an internal memo showed that the DOJ had in fact approved Trump’s executive order.

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And it goes on:

Donald Trump Says Any Poll That Shows Results He Doesn?t Like Is Fake News | Mediaite
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Old February 6th, 2017, 01:19 PM   #4
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Well, at least we know how fake news is measured.

Trump is such a leader.
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