Trump and his supporters are convinced that every mainstream media outlet from The New York Times to NBC News is biased against the new president. Any accurate reporting of Trump’s numerous misdeeds is easily dismissed by Trumpsters as simply coming from those paid by Hillary Clinton, who is no longer even campaigning.
Time Magazine does not seem too concerned by the criticism and they aren’t letting it prevent them from calling Trump’s presidency what it really is: a sham created by the Russian government.
Both the cover that will hit newsstands next week as well as the animated cover lay out the implications of the news of Trump’s obstruction of justice and alleged collusion with Russia.
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) May 18, 2017
The animated cover, which appears on social media, paints the White House red with Russian columns and features while an actual audio clip of Donald Trump’s voice plays in the background. The clip is from a press conference on February 16, 2017, just a month after Trump’s inauguration, and is in response to a reporter’s question asking whether or not Trump was aware of anyone other than Michael Flynn having contacts with Russia during the course of Trump’s campaign.
‘How many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse. I know you have to get up and ask a question, it’s so important. Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. Haven’t made a phone call to Russia in years. Don’t speak to people from Russia, not that I wouldn’t, just have nobody to speak to.’
In light of all the news since then, Trump’s answer is one long, deep mire of lies. Apparently, Trump and his aides knew Michael Flynn was under investigation for his contacts with Russia before he was even appointed as national security advisor and given access to state secrets. Trump’s businesses very much depended on Russian money during an economic recession in the United States, and even Trump’s sons admitted that Russian money poured into Trump’s bank accounts.
Time Magazine, along with every other reputable and professional news outlet, is refusing to cater to Trump’s supporters as they support a lying, treasonous president. They hold Trump accountable for his actions, and so should the rest of the country.
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