Trump’s war against reality continues

While visiting the US Central Command, Trump made the statement:

“ISIS is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world…It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported, and in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.”

Huh–wha–??? Since when does the press not like to cover blood and guts? Later White House dweeb Sean Spicer produced a list of “underreported” terroristic attacks. Included in the list were the San Bernardino attacks and the Pulse nightclub shooting, events that were heavily covered in the media. At least I remember them clearly on TV. You couldn’t get away from it. The list was also criticized for focusing only attacks against westerners. I think that’s an important point to keep in mind as an American worrying about terrorist attacks. The chance of being involved in a terrorist attack in the continental United States is very low. While the danger is there, of course, I’ve maintained that Muslims themselves are the biggest victims of ISIL’s violence.

But where does Trump get this stuff? Some suggest Trump got the idea from the right-wing conspiracy theory website InfoWars led by its turnip-faced radio host and chief fat fuck Alex Jones (“fat fuck” by the way is not fat shaming him; he is fat and he is a fuck). Or at least he is paying attention to the site, which is a veritable fake news factory. Alex Jones also seems to have the ear of Trump’s nutjob national security advisor Michael Flynn who propagated that ridiculous “pizza-gate” nonsense. By the way, I hesitated to link the site because it’s not worth anyone’s time–I just did so for completeness’ sake

So again, we have Trump either making up his own facts or pushing the propaganda of a right-wing nutjob. Trump complains about the media. He complains about “fake news.” But he doesn’t complain about the fake news that supports him and instead calls news from respected and verifiable sources fake. I can’t figure out if he’s deluded or devious. Probably both.

(More reading: “Donald Trump & Alex Jones: A match made in wing-nut hell”)


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