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Politics Nolte: Trump Rails Against ‘Phony Media’ While Doing Business with Bob Woodward


Politics Nolte: Trump Rails Against ‘Phony Media’ While Doing Business with Bob Woodward

“Did you mislead the public?” Bob Woodward asked President Trump during one of their 18 — 18! — in-depth interviews between December of 2019  and July of this year. Interviews recorded with Trump’s permission. Trump’s answer during one of those 18 — 18! — interviews recorded by the same fake media he rails against…?  “Well,…

Politics Nolte: Trump Rails Against ‘Phony Media’ While Doing Business with Bob Woodward


” Did you misguide the public?” Bob Woodward asked President Trump during among their 18– 18!– extensive interviews in between December of 2019 and July of this year. Interviews taped with Trump’s approval.

Trump’s answer during one of those 18– 18!– interviews taped by the very same phony media he rails against …?” Well, I think if you stated in order to reduce panic, maybe that’s so. The truth is, I’m a cheerleader for this nation. I like our country and I do not want people to be scared. I don’t wish to create panic.”

Did you mislead the public, Mr. President?

Perhaps. Perhaps that’s so. Perhaps I did.

Does Trump want to get re-elected?

I get it. I do. I get why he downplayed the China Virus. I do. I likewise get that behind the scenes things were getting set in motion. I get that Dr. Fauci is attesting him. I get that. And I get that his response to the coronavirus, his management of the crisis, was about as excellent as might be anticipated. I get all that.

And when I say “his management of the crisis,” that’s me being particular about nuts and bolts. Trump’s interaction was a train wreck, a catastrophe that undermined good work. Trump’s endless, interminable press conferences, his personal animosity matches with the ineffective nitwits in the White Home press corps. Him making everything about him as individuals died and the economy rolled over dead.

It eliminated his task approval numbers. Put his re-election in jeopardy. He understood that and still he’s talking away with Bob Woodward straight through to July.

What I don’t get is why Trump’s howling about the fake media in MAGA World while, behind our backs, he’s doing business with the likes of Bob Woodward. And doing so on the record, like we’re so in his pocket, we’ll just swallow something like that.

Listen, we’re not discussing giving up to an interview or to a few concerns here. Trump needs to do that. He’s the president. What we’re discussing is 18– 18!– taped interviews over eight months. That’s not sending to the truths of the task. That’s working That’s Trump telling us one thing to our face and playing in the overload behind our back.

Worse, he’s gratifying these godless liars, encouraging these godless liars, legitimizing these godless phonies to keep right on practicing their godless lying. No matter what Woodward releases, it now has Trump’s seal of approval, his imprimatur, because why?

Is Trump star-struck by Woodward? Is Trump so in awe of his own appeal, he thought he could do just what? Charm the prince of darkness?

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How lots of New Media outlets– outlets that would be difficult but reasonable– would not just compose a hard but reasonable history of the president’s handling of the coronavirus, but after being offered that sort of access to Trump, would have served the general public better with the end-product?

Oh, and now Trump’s in another prize because he’s a president of the United States who’s on tape stating “perhaps” he misguided the American individuals.

Every fair-minded person understands the nuance behind what Trump stated there, what he indicated, including Woodward, which is why Woodward felt no need to go public at the time, which is why it’s outrageous to make this about that.

That’s not the point …

The point is Trump’s incompetence. Not only in concurring to these interviews, however in shooting his mouth off like that.

The point is we’re less than 2 months from an extremely substantial presidential election and thanks to Trump we have actually just gone into another exhausting and totally unnecessary round of Not this shit again.

The point is welcome more tedious drama in a never-ending drama.

The point is that he’s playing pattycake with the phony media when he might be utilizing his time and governmental authority to increase New Media. To freeze out the godkess liars. Starve ’em. Diminish ’em. Stick ’em in the back row. I’m not simply discussing Breitbart News. I’m discussing any of us.

Envision if the president of the United States snubbed the phony news and used this history to among us. That would be a game-changer. He didn’t do it, though, did he? No, he took Bob Woodward’s calls.

This is all on Trump, and if after a quite successful first term, he still handles to lose to a corrupt old fossil incapable of even reading off a teleprompter, a senile, racist figurehead who will introduce an era of blacklisting and riots, this will be why … An incredible amount of hubris, a shocking absence of discipline, and taking his base for approved.

Yeah, I’m still gunna elect him. Course I am. The election isn’t about me, it’s about the country. I simply wish Trump would not sometimes forget that.

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