According to a Tweet from a Daily Mail Editor, on Friday morning White House staffers trolled the media while testing the PA system in the press wing of the White House. According to the Tweet, the staffers tested the PA system by saying “you guys are fake news” between the standard microphone testing method of saying “test, test, test, 1-2-3-4-5.”
White House testing the PA system in the press wing right now: "Test, test, test, 1-2-3-4-5, test, test, test, 1-2-3-4-5. You guys are fake news. Test, test, test."
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 8, 2018
Needless to say, this angered many on the left, who let their anger known on Twitter.
The press should walk out. Enough is enough.
— Keith Eric Jones (@KeithEricJones7) June 8, 2018
How old are they? Is this middle school?
— no2nonsense (@TeriWilson1) June 8, 2018
Fucken scum @PressSec
— storm3000 (@storm30002) June 8, 2018
Along with the expected Tweets of anger, at least one person presumably on the left used this as an opportunity to spread a weird conspiracy theory about the White House staff knowing something about the recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.
Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade killed themselves. They know something we don't.
— I am tired. (@ABookishMind) June 8, 2018
President Donald Trump has made his opposition to the media well known, referring to left-wing media outlets as “fake news.” He famously refused to take questions from “news outlets” like Buzzfeed during his historic Presidential campaign.
The President’s staff at the White House is simply mirroring past comments from the President.
This act of hilarious trolling is sure to put a smile on the face of Trump supporters, and I’m sure at least a few of them would love to buy the unnamed troll a beer if he stopped by Trump’s nearby hotel in Washington, D.C.
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