The king of “Fake News” spends a great deal of time watching cable news. When Fox News becomes too negative in their coverage of him, he turns to One American News. It uses footage from “Reuters, Associated Press, and Euronews services, as well as by RT, the Kremlin-funded news outlet that a U.S. intelligence report calls “Russia’s state-run propaganda machine,” according to The Washington Post.
Donald Trump decided to abandon his two-hour rambles after he disastrously asked his scientists to investigate how well ingesting household cleansing products would work against coronavirus.
The New York Times reported that Trump said:
‘One of the reasons I do these news conferences, because if I didn’t, they would believe fake news, and we can’t let them believe fake news. They see us up here. They see us with admirals. They see us with this talent.’
So much for that “talent.” White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany walked in after Trump’s major blunder. She has been holding regular briefings ever since, after she cleaned the dust off of the podium in the Press Briefing Room. She has been cleaning up the messes he has created — the last one about military installations.
She rocketed from Harvard Law School in 2016 to fill the Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesperson’s shoes. By 2019, she was installed as White House Press Secretary.
Now, McEnany has become embroiled in another Trump blunder. She appeared on the Fox Business show Trish Regan Primetime Thursday morning and said:
‘We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here, we will not see terrorism come here, and isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama?’
The press secretary claimed on Thursday that her boss was “personally” offended by some news circulating in the White House. It seemed that information was about renaming US military forts named after Confederate leaders being under consideration.
Thursday morning, Fox News co-host Ed Henry asked McEnany if the president would consider renaming military bases named after slave-holders.
She announced that Trump disagreed with generals such as retired David Petraeus. The general wanted to change the Confederate names on important military installations.
‘The president is saying we’re not even going to consider something. We’re not going to listen, we’re not going to have that conversation.’
McEnany said Trump believed that these bases were the last American soil that soldiers saw before shipping off to one of the nation’s wars:
‘Yeah, what the president saw when he looked at this issue, he takes it personally offensive, the notion that the men who deployed to World War II, to World War I, to Korea, all across the world, to Vietnam — the last bit of the United States many of these men saw were these forts.’
Then, she added that implying that these forts were “racist installations” was wrong. Trump said the names on the fort were associated with heroic soldiers:
‘And to somehow imply these forts were racist installations and that’s the last thing they saw as they left, many of whom lost their life overseas, the president will not stand for that. The president will respect this, because these forts and these names are associated with the heroes within them, not the name on the fort.’
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