Jim Acosta Tweets Wednesday Image Trolling Trump That Will Make Donald Go Crazy

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One of the most prominent criticisms of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaigns was around her “lack of transparency.” It’s difficult to imagine a president who would go to greater lengths to obscure information from the American people at this point than Donald Trump.

The longest government shutdown in history is about to leave around 800,000 federal workers with a second missed paycheck. People are struggling on the brink of poverty thanks to Trump’s border wall tantrum and yet no answers or updates are being offered.

The White House administration currently in charge has shut the press out of any access to information or answers that the American people need in order to hold them accountable. Trump has pulled his White House press secretary from her sole responsibility because the press is rude enough to fact check her and ask her follow-up questions instead of letting the lies Trump feeds her stand.

When the president is this terrified of having his feet held to the fire, the lack of transparency truly becomes dangerous. Trump has a pattern of hiding information; after all, there are still no tax returns made public and the translators’ notes from Trump’s meetings with Putin are still hidden. Sending his spokespeople to Fox News for softball questions and room to lie at will is not keeping America informed about the government they voted into office, it’s a shift toward the state-run television Trump so admires in countries like North Korea.

Twitter proved they, too, are noticing the lack of transparency. Read some of their comments below:

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