Our nation’s “liar in chief” has asked whether a Facebook plan to purge itself of “fake news” means that CNN could be going out of business.
Donald John Trump asked this on Twitter: Facebook has just stated that they are setting up a system to “purge” themselves of Fake News. Does that mean CNN will finally be put out of business?
The president of the United States just cannot help himself, he cannot stop tossing around “fake news” epithets at media outlets whose only “sin” is to report news he deems to be “negative.”
More galling than that, of course, is that the president himself is the nation’s — if not the world’s — most egregious purveyor of actual fake news.
I mean, he makes things up. He pulls assertions out of thin air — or perhaps out of a certain body orifice — and blurts ’em out. He flings accusations at foes without any evidence; he makes claims of fraud where none exist; he foments falsehoods (such as the birther lies regarding his immediate presidential predecessor).
And then he has the temerity to assert that media outlets — except for his “friends” at Fox News — spread fake news all around the world.
He stands behind campaign rally lecterns and bellows this and that about “fake news” and his faithful believers cheer him on.
Every single mention of “fake news” that flies out of this president’s pie hole only ratifies what millions of Americans know already.
Donald Trump is unfit for the office he holds.