Sunday, August 5, 2018

Trump Hits 'Fake News' Media Again, Saying They Can 'Cause War!'

Trump Hits 'Fake News' Media Again, Saying They Can 'Cause War!'
ByJoseph Curl
August 5, 2018
President Trump is supposed to be taking a break, a little down time. But that doesn't mean he's getting off Twitter.

The president is hanging out this week at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. All recent presidents have taken time off during August, with Barack Obama heading to Martha's Vineyard and George W. Bush holing up at his Prairie Chapel ranch in Texas.

Most of them went quiet, too. But Trump, who reportedly sleeps only four to five hours a night, just can't do that.

On Sunday, Trump doubled down on his attacks against the "fake news" media, saying they are "purposely" causing "division and distrust” and "can also cause War!"

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE," he wrote on Twitter in an early morning post. "I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People.

"They purposely cause great division & distrust," he added. "They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!"

Trump also defended his son for a meeting with Russians in Trump Tower.

"Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!" Trump tweeted.

The president also defended his use of tariffs to offset the U.S. trade deficit before returning to hit the media one last time.

"Too bad a large portion of the Media refuses to report the lies and corruption having to do with the Rigged Witch Hunt - but that is why we call them FAKE NEWS!" Trump wrote.

Sunday, July 22, 2018
The power of the press can be used to deliberately lead people astray, and to make them believe whatever propagandists want them to believe. In honor of the first man to use them I call modern propaganda and information-management techniques "Hitler's Legacy".
When Adolph Hitler took power in Germany he also took over the media, and he used it to shape a modern, civilized country to his ends. With full control of the national press his propaganda minister Paul Josef Goebbels developed sophisticated and very effective tools of propaganda to control public opinion in Germany, and even in other countries.

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