A bill being introduced by House Democrats could mean Trump’s “fake news” allegations and Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts” won’t be tolerated anymore.
New York congressman, Adriano Espaillat, introduced legislation on March 10 that calls for “opposing fake news and alternative facts.” Co-sponsors of the resolution are Rep. Ted Lieu, of California, and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
According to the well worded resolution offered by Espaillat, Lieu, and Lewis, upon being adopted, the United States, “should continue being a democracy, not an autocracy.”
One of the first terms of the resolution is that:
‘The President must immediately acknowledge his support of the First Amendment and express his support for United States democracy.’
Another nice touch was added with the measure:
‘White House spokespersons should not issue fake news; and White House spokespersons who offer alternative facts or inaccurate facts should retract their statements immediately.’
So, it’s safe to say that not only President Donald Trump would feel the wrath of this legislation but so would Trump administration members Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sean Spicer.
Sean Spicer went on national television, during a White House press briefing, tried to exaggerate the crowd size of Donald Trump’s inauguration, despite the fact that photographs proved that he couldn’t possibly be correct, even if it was only a estimation.
Top Advisor Kellyanne Conway has made headlines multiple times for speaking untruths and perpetuating lies and even went so far as to invent the “Bowling Green massacre” in defense of President Trump’s executive order travel ban.
Conway went on the Sunday morning NBC News program Meet The Press, during which she defended White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s clearly false claims that the presidential inauguration had much larger crowd numbers than it actually did by suggesting that he wasn’t lying, merely using “alternative facts.”
The resolution boldly, and accurately, states:
‘The most recent “fake news” the American people are receiving have come from the president himself and his spokespersons.’
Unfortunately, with Republicans controlling the house, the measure likely won’t be allowed to move forward.
Donald Trump regularly calls respected members of the mainstream media “fake news” and has even taken to things to petty levels, making baseless and untrue statements about how many subscribers media outlets have, insisting their business is failing when it’s actually thriving. All the while, Trump continues to maintain that he is a huge supporter (probably the biggest ever, in the history of humanity) of the First Amendment.
Not only are the practices of the Trump administration, they’re downright unconstitutional.
Monday brought more tweeting from President Trump, whining about press members being “rude” to White House representatives. The tweet came after Kellyanne Conway appeared on television and defended Trump’s allegations of “wiretapping” and surveillance taking place at Trump Tower. During the interview Conway implied that microwaves could turn into cameras.
Donald Trump and his administration have yet to provide proof or evidence of the lofty claims he made about President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower. A spokesperson for the former president flatly denied the allegations.
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