It is probably time to redefine “fake news.” The term used to mean news that was intentionally wrong. However, now the Donald Trump administration uses it to mean “news I do not like.” This is what happened with Vice President Mike Pence.
Pence’s press secretary Katie Waldman sent out another “fake news” tweet. She was referring to a tweet referring to The Huffington Post article by New York Magazine contributor Yashar Ali. His post was about the upcoming book Anonymous. It was not wrong news, simply words the VP did not like:
Ali tweeted about his quotes from the book that indicated “senior officials had no doubt” Pence would get behind invoking the 25th Amendment, which allows a president to be removed from office when he or she is unfit.
Pence has tied himself tightly to Trump, even to the point of this self-described Christian allegedly breaking laws. The president had talked about replacing the VP earlier. This latest post by Ali certainly did not help his cause:
‘1. Exclusive: I’ve obtained passages from the book by ‘Anonymous’, the author of the NYT Op-ed In the book, Anonymous claims that senior officials had no doubt that Pence would support invoking the 25th amendment if the majority of the cabinet agreed.’
The tell-all book, to be released November 19 is about the inner workings of the White House and written by an anonymous author. In it, the writer asserted that the VP would have backed the amendment.
Apparently, this anonymous political professional wrote The New York Times op-ed that said there were people at the highest levels talking about taking Trump down.
The conversation occurred after POTUS fired former FBI Director James Comey. At the same time, the Department of Justice (DOJ) appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller. People were saying that the president had been acting “unhinged.
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