The most powerful man in the world, Donald Trump, has at his hand the finest intelligence agencies. Yet, for some indiscernible reason, the president prefers another source.
Every morning first thing, the commander-in-chief gets up and tunes into his favorite intelligence source, Fox & Friends. Trump’s relationship with the program began years ago, when the show promoted his conspiracy theory about President Barack Obama. Trump pushed the wrong-headed idea that his predecessor was not a legitimate president.
Long before Trump became president, his friends at Fox & Friends helped him promote his claim that Obama was born in another country and; therefore, he was not eligible to hold the nation’s highest office. That was how the birther movement was set on fire among the show’s conservative viewers.
Fox & Friends consists of Trump’s super fans. They tell him how wonderful he is, how correct he is, how great he is. Of course, this president laps up the attention. He sent out this honey-coated tweet to his Fox & Friends megaphones, while attacking other news sources:
‘Thank you to @foxandfriends for exposing the truth. Perhaps that’s why your ratings are soooo much better than your untruthful competition!’
Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 to avoid facing Swedish charges of an alleged sex crime. Ecuador has offered him citizenship and asylum. Those charges were finally dropped, but he still faces British charges for jumping bail in 2012.
Assange has been concerned about a possible secret U.S. indictment regarding WikiLeaks’ leaking classified documents. The reason that there is a question about the indictment is U.S. grand jury decisions operate under strict secrecy rules.
In addition, the U.S. has been investigating WikiLeaks’ activities. If the U.S. indicted Assange and requested that he be extradited here, the British police would take him into custody.
When other cable news shows tell the straight news, Trump becomes furious. The president automatically labels any negative news “fake news.” Not only does he attack the news itself, he attacks the news organization. For example, he calls a New York publication “the failing New York Times.”
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