Trump Makes Sunday ‘Fake News Award’ Announcement On Twitter Like A Total Wank

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Donald Trump really does like Twitter. Apparently, he loves the ease of spreading lies and misinformation 140 characters at a time. For a man who has the attention span of a goldfish, it’s the perfect way to communicate with the populace, and he can easily ignore any responses that would expose his lack of intelligence.

He tweeted this Sunday:

So, it seems that Trump had to put off his latest publicity stunt when he couldn’t find any “fake news” coming out of the mainstream media. In his extensive search for fake news it was apparent that one media source continually popped up time after time, and would take first place in every category. That source was his beloved Fox News and he didn’t know how to handle that information. Thus, the need to postpone his fake awards ceremony.

It’s pathetic that a sitting president acts the way he does in a public domain. It’s also pathetic that his supporters believe everything that comes out of his mouth, or from the tips of his thumbs when he’s logged onto Twitter. One of the bedrock principles of America is that we have the right to a free and open press. Unfortunately, Donald Trump tries very hard to undermine the people’s trust in the media and that is a very big problem. Dictators the world over control their own media with brutal tactics, even going so far as to have reporters murdered. They feel the need to control every word that is muttered about them in the papers, on the radio, and on television.

Luckily for us Trump hasn’t gone that far, yet. But what he’s doing now is one of the first steps in what is known as psychological operations (PSYOPS). They’re historically used in foreign countries, but Trump has flipped the script and started using them domestically. This is a very big problem because what he’s doing shouldn’t be happening in the United States of America.

PSYOPS or Psychological Operations: Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator’s objectives. (Source: U.S. Department of Defense)’

Lots of people had fun with Sunday’s tweet:

https://twitter.com/LisaBritton/status/950103987541311488

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