A major talking point used by President Donald Trump against news stories which he does not like is to call them “fake news.” Well, it now appears that Trump’s own administration put out literal fake news for the purpose of misdirecting the media, and after they did so and were called on their actions — they actually admitted they lied!
During a CNN roundtable discussion anchor Sarah Murray broke down the situation:
Let’s talk about the bait and switch that the president pulled when it came to immigration yesterday. He had this meeting with the anchors, he talked about a path to legal status. Basically, they fed up things they thought these anchors would like, that they thought would give them positive press coverage for the next few hours. A senior administration official admitted that it was a misdirection play, and you will note that when the president was actually out there speaking to the American public he didn’t talk about a path to legal status. He talked about reforming the immigration system so that it is merit based. That means fewer low-skilled workers, fewer people coming based on family ties, more people coming on high-skilled visas. That is still closer to a Steve Bannon framework than the “gang of eight” who pushed comprehensive immigration reform.
Naturally, Trump’s own supporters seem to have no problem when he lies to members of the media. The hypocrisy which has been simmering and showings its ugly face is beyond reproach at this point and there is nowhere to go but down from here.
Watch the full segment below:
Do you think this is part of a nefarious effort to feed “fake news” to the media, and then subsequently point out the inaccuracy of said reports? Comment below and let us know.