I used to have mixed feelings about Donald Trump’s use of what is becoming an-almost hackneyed term.
The president tosses it out there with utterly no self-awareness, that he is the King of Fake News.
Barack Obama was a foreigner; thousands of Muslims cheered the Twin Towers’ collapse; Obama wiretapped the Trump campaign office; millions of illegal immigrants voted for Hillary Clinton.
There’s more. It’s all fake news.
Yet the president persists in using that term to hang around media organizations that report actual news that he deems to be too negative.
Negativity equals “fake news.” You got that?
Thus, the president has established a mantra that plays well among the media-hating base of American voters who more than likely — as then-candidate Trump once famously said — would still vote for him even if he were to “shoot someone on Fifth Avenue.”
Do I want him to stop using the “fake news” dodge?
Not really. It just demonstrates that this president doesn’t know a single thing about the difference between what’s “fake” and what’s real.