President Trump Just Went On His Most Delusional Twitter Meltdown Yet (IMAGE)


For a president who insists that the majority of media reports are “fake news,” Donald Trump sure watches a lot of news. His criticism of the media isn’t birthed out of an unfamiliarity with the news. Rather, his criticism is based on a hyperfixation with issues related to his public image. To put it one way, nothing can ever be good enough for Trump.

Nothing, that is, except Fox and Friends. Trump took to Twitter this Monday morning to put in a plug for his favorite television show, implying that the notoriously racist and bigoted morning show on the notoriously racist and bigoted television network is the only source of “real news.” The only thing that makes Fox different, however, is that they routinely treat extreme viewpoints as if they aren’t extreme at all.

Trump wrote:

‘”The first 90 days of my presidency has exposed the total failure of the last eight years of foreign policy!” So true. @foxandfriends The Fake Media (not Real Media) has gotten even worse since the election. Every story is badly slanted. We have to hold them to the truth!’

Quite simply, no, just because a Fox report claimed something good about Trump’s performance during his first 90 days in office, that doesn’t make it true. (Ironically, a commenter on Trump’s first tweet suggested that the President was quoting himself. It’s not immediately clear if he was.)

In addition to that, just because Fox and Friends said something good about Trump, that doesn’t make them “real media.” It just doesn’t.

Fox claims, apparently, that there has been substantive progress on issues of foreign policy during Trump’s first 90 days in office.

It’s not at all immediately clear what Fox could be thinking of. The Trump Administration has already managed to drag us into increased conflict around the world. That’s not a success, and it’s not fake news. North Korea is really readying for war with us because of our increased “provocations,” including Trump’s decision to send a U.S. Navy strike group to the waters off North Korea. We’ve also angered Russia through striking a Syrian government airfield.

Again, none of that is a success, and neither is it fake news.

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