Courtesy of Mediaite:
CNN’s Brian Stelter today opened by talking about how President Trump‘s “addiction to Fox” is having a lot of real-world consequences.
He brought up the past week of big news on immigration and troops being sent to the border, following the President’s tweet after watching a segment on Fox News.
“The line where Fox News ends and where Trump begins,” Stelter said, “is getting blurrier by the day.”
He brought up the initial Fox News coverage, followed by the primetime coverage, of the migrant “caravan” as indicative of how Trump’s “addiction to Fox and to other pro-Trump commentators leads to impulsive actions.”
Stelter said deploying the National Guard to the border is a “PR stunt” for a President who “wants to give his Fox friends something to celebrate.”
Very well said.
Donald Trump is addicted to fake news and conspiracy theories, and what better place to find them than Fox News? (Well, besides Info Wars of course.)
If Trump were just an every day citizen this might be a pain in the ass to his family, but probably nothing more.
But as America’s Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump can take the bullshit from Fox News and weaponize it to cause real harm to our country, and our country’s allies.