While presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump cannot stop the media from publishing lies about him, he can at the very least strike back them — and that’s exactly what he chose to do this Monday.
Trump announced on Facebook that he was revoking The Washington Post’s press credentials to his campaign events over its decision to run a fake story entitled, “Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting.”
Never once did Trump suggest such a thing. Instead he rightfully excoriated President Barack Obama over his deceitful response to acts of radical Islamic terrorism like the one committed in Orlando early Sunday by Omar Mateen.
“We’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said during a phone interview with Fox News this Monday, according to The Hill.
“And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it, people cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’” he continued. “There’s something going on — it’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
“He doesn’t get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands,” Trump concluded. “It’s one or the other, and either one is unacceptable.”
How in the world did the charlatans at The Washington Post manage to falsely deduce that Trump had said that Obama was somehow involved in perpetrating the Orlando attack?
By spinning the nominee’s words and lying through their teeth … that’s how.
The Post’s headline has reportedly since been changed to, “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting,” but even that is disingenuous and misleading.
The billionaire candidate simply said that Obama’s arrogance — this notion that he knows what is best — was preventing him from dealing with the rise of radical Islamic terrorism in a sensible way.
Trump called that “unacceptable,” and he was exactly right.
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