Such a level-headed leader.
Courtesy of NYT:
On the first couple’s recent trip overseas, Melania Trump’s television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN. President Trump was not pleased.
He raged at his staff for violating a rule that the White House entourage should begin each trip tuned to Fox — his preferred network over what he considers the “fake news” CNN — and caused “a bit of a stir” aboard Air Force One, according to an email obtained by The New York Times. The email, an internal exchange between officials in the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency last Thursday, also called for the ordering of two additional televisions to support Beam, a TiVo-like streaming device, to make sure the president and first lady could both watch TV in their separate hotel rooms when they travel.
At the end of the email chain, officials confirmed that tuning the TVs to Fox would be standard operating procedure going forward.
When this story broke Melania’s spokesperson had this to say:
“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month,” Grisham said. “Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”
Well, there was a clumsy yet clear attempt to change the subject.
However, you will notice that at no point did she argue against the accuracy of the reporting.
I think it’s pretty clear that Trump is losing his shit, and is desperate to keep everybody on his team inside the fake news bubble that Fox News provides and away from any of those pesky facts.
Hell, he even said as much just recently.
Trump said at the VFW convention in Kansas City, “Just remember what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
He stood in front of my fellow veterans and said that.
This is wrong.
Veterans, listen to *multiple* sources and come up with your own beliefs. pic.twitter.com/lNRmD60wNY
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) July 24, 2018
“What you’re seeing and reading (Outside Fox News of course) is not what is happening.”
That is what a cult leader tells you, NOT the president of the United States.