President Trump misses the point on so many pivotal impasses that it really is a wonder this man could function day in and day out. Perhaps more frightening in light of recent events, is the potential that he knows exactly what he’s doing.
In a ridiculous tweet sent out early Monday morning, the Donald again attempted to discredit the media. As has been said many times, an attempt to control and discredit the media is a big leap towards the demolishment of democracy. Donald Trump has made it his mission to tear down major news outlets for reporting facts that make him look unfavorable, but whether he does it as a result of a horribly fragile ego, or intentionally to amalgamate power is debatable.
This is truly a tweet you have to see to believe. He wrote:
‘Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.’
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
When has Trump ever cared what the average American wants or needs? Furthermore, is he really so delusional that he thinks every negative poll about him is a sham? Has someone put blinders on the man in the White House to prevent him seeing the thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people overall who have vehemently protested against him from the beginning?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of Trump’s temperament, it isn’t that unrealistic to assume that he has in some ways been advised to turn a blind eye to anti-Trump protests, or against more specific actions of his such as the Muslim ban.
Furthermore, for some reason, Trump deems it impossible that election polls must have been fabricated for them to not accurately predict the final result. The distorted and illogical thought process at work here leading to that conclusion is startling. The discrepancy between the polls and the end result of this election has been speculated and examined in numerous capacities since that time, and many believe that it was caused in large part by misrepresentation by poll participants. It appears that many voters who ended up supporting Trump on the ballot didn’t want to associate themselves with his radical and discriminatory rhetoric against pretty much everyone, in public.
Sadly, we aren’t even sure what “negative polls” he’s referring to, as it’s been reported by various media that Americans are split on whether they support his executive order banning travel, immigration, and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. This unfortunate reality reaffirms the polarity growing in the U.S. under this political climate.
What is in store for America these next four years with this kind of rampant dismissal and discrediting of facts, is anyone’s guess but it surely won’t be good.
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