Come on… it’s true.
President Donald Trump joined his chief strategist Friday in characterizing the media as “the opposition party,” expressing an unusually high level of antagonism toward the press just a week into his administration.
Trump, echoing comments made by strategist Steve Bannon earlier this week, told CBN News that a “big portion of the media” is guilty of “dishonesty, total deceit and deception. It makes them certainly partially the opposition party.”
Trump continued that the media is “much more capable than the opposition party. The opposition party is losing badly. Now the media is on the opposition party’s side.”
The comments are hardly the first time a president has expressed open hostility toward the media. Richard Nixon referred to the media as an enemy and his vice president, Spiro Agnew, called reporters “nattering nabobs of negativism.” Lyndon Baines Johnson once complained that if he could walk across the Potomac River, the headline the next day would be “President Can’t Swim.”
If Trump gave every American a puppy, the hoaxing media would say that puppies were stolen from their pup mother. If Trump gave the Lincoln bedroom to a homeless man, the hoaxing media would say the homeless man was kidnapped against his will. If Trump became a pastor for the purpose of marrying gay couples, the hoaxing media would say that he was only doing it because he’s secretly gay.
As someone who thinks of the hoaxing media as a terrorist organization, I can only say that the more Trump calls them out on their lies, the better. Maybe a few more reasonable people out there will self-reflect and ask themselves, what are they lying about? Why is Trump saying this? Which is only the first layer of the rabbit hole and the first of many red pills.