It isn’t as if the Trump presidency wasn’t on the ropes from the very beginning, but lately it’s been hard for the state run media outlet known as Fox News to find much to spin. 137,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, and the highest level of racial tension since the 1960s do not exactly make for a positive spin on the story of Donald Trump.
One of the oddest and most unexpected sights of the Trump presidency – there have been so many – is a Republican president lashing out at Fox News because they refuse to fall in line with his agenda. Not only does Fox do everything imaginable to help Trump spin a web of lies, it’s more than a little ironic to see a president who hates “fake news” admit that a network isn’t sufficiently following his orders.
The use of the word “reign” is an interesting one, as well. A week prior to Trump’s tweet, the Supreme Court had to remind Trump that he is not a king immune from the laws of the land, yet Trump seems to think that that’s “fake news,” as well. There is no “reign” in America and for Trump, if the polls are accurate, there isn’t much of a presidency left to fight for, either.
The president will continue to rant and rave as the news media reports facts about COVID-19, the unemployment rate that is no one’s fault but Trump’s, and the gross mishandling of racial justice issues. That doesn’t make them “lame” or “fake,” it makes them responsible journalists.
Twitter wasn’t buying into Trump’s claims against everyone who dares oppose the fake king. Read some of their comments below:
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