A former cable news anchor known for spreading propaganda joined the outrage brigade at President Donald J. Trump’s use of the word “animal” in describing a vicious gang, despite once having called Trump an animal himself.
“Have you ever seen a caged animal pacing and baring its fangs? With President Trump lashing out, I think that what we are seeing here is fear, a deep fear of a world closing in. After all fear is what an animal in a cage really is feeling,” Rather said in a Dec. 2017 Tweet.
But Friday, Rather added to the chorus of faux-outraged media, political, and celebrity types who condemned Trump for using the word “animal” to describe vicious MS-13 gang members.
“The President likening human beings to animals is despicable. I’ve seen this playbook before, words weaponized into bloodshed. His sneering rhetoric must be denounced. All who remain silent stand on the side of an insidious and dangerous scapegoating of our fellow human beings,” he said.
Democrats once again defended the gang after an out-of-context clip was posted by a random Twitter user, claiming that Trump referred to asylum seekers as animals. In reality, it was the same clip in which Trump referred to MS-13 members as such.
The media, including the father of fake news himself, fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. As often chronicled on this site, American media is an awful, no-good, propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.
Rather even acknowledged that the clip was out of context – but did not delete his Tweet slamming POTUS.
“I am aware that comments of the President likening people to animals were made a while back in the context of gang members in the U S. I still believe the words are wrong and part of a larger and ongoing effort to create division over the complicated issue of immigration,” he said.
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WATCH: Trump ROASTS Acosta: “Go Ahead Jim, Try Another One”
The President shut down Acosta’s inane question.
President Donald Trump shut down CNN showman Jim Acosta’s attempts to insinuate strange conspiracies at Friday’s Presidential press briefing on the response to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic. Acosta demanded that the President reveal the exact location of Dr. Anthony Fauci, apparently believing that the federal medical advisor had been shut out of the coronavirus response.
President Trump had been discussing attempts to marshal medical facemasks from 3M, combating attempts by the nominally American company to export the needed equipment to foreign countries for profit. Acosta tried to divert from the relevant topic at hand with irrelevant questions about the participants of the press briefing.
“Where is Doctor Fauci?”
Watch the exchange here:
“Every time he’s not here… Sometimes I’ll ask him to come because that’s the first question that you and a couple of others from the fake news establishment ask… We’re doing great together.”
Of course the President isn’t required to account for the whereabouts of Dr. Fauci at all times. Key federal personnel overseeing the pandemic response have a wide range of responsibilities that prevent them from being present at every single daily press briefing.
Trump went on to line up Acosta for what likely would’ve been another political and irrelevant question, savagely telling the CNN operative to “Go ahead Jim, try another one.”
As Jim Acosta tries repeatedly to derail attempts to provide the American public with vital information about the federal coronavirus response, it’s probably worth considering temporarily (or permanently) suspending his press credentials in order to allow the near-daily briefings to focus upon policy substance.
Acosta has been suspended from the White House press pool before, following disruptive attempts to derail substantial briefings with political nonsense.
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