The current occupant of the White House has a long history of lying. The media might call his lies “misspeaking” or “falsehoods,” but they’re straight-up lies. The media needs to call him out more and stop normalizing Donald Trump’s attempts to gaslight the public. Also, listening to his blatant lies is exhausting and infuriating.
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace showed us how it’s done when she cut the “president” off on Deadline in the middle of his news conference in which he repeatedly lied in order to defend himself against his latest scandal. Wallace wasn’t having any of it as she said, “We hate to do this, but the president isn’t telling the truth … what Trump appears to be trying to do is to turn his own impeachment into a big deflection.”
The media has covered for Trump long enough, even correcting his typos as if they never happened, but the “president” was shifting the blame of his own actions once again on his rival Joe Biden’s son.
Watch Wallace cut him off:
.@NicolleDWallace cuts away from President Trump’s news conference:
“We hate to do this, but the president isn’t telling the truth … what Trump appears to be trying to do is to turn his own impeachment into a big deflection.” pic.twitter.com/8jNGfYYQkD
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 25, 2019
Like Wallace, her co-anchor rightfully noted that Biden’s son was cleared of any wrongdoing by Ukraine’s top prosecutor. It’s an easy thing to Google. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said Hunter Biden and Joe Biden didn’t act improperly, the latter of whom called for the dismissal of Ukraine’s former prosecutor-general. The prosecutor that Trump seems to be defending was known to be corrupt. Biden pushed for him to be ousted over his corruption and nothing more.
Here’s a tweet that describes Trump’s shitshow press conference perfectly:
Who else hopes he yells out “live from New York ITS SATRUDAY NIIIIGHT!” And the band starts and this has all been a long, awful sketch?!#trumppresser
— KC (@otheryesak) September 25, 2019
Trump’s speech was slurred once again and he appeared to be under pressure as he spewed out one lie after another. What we’re saying here is the shit is hitting the fan and at some point, even Trump’s supporters are going to realize that this can’t go on much longer. Trump exposes his own lies by repeatedly changing his version of events. Trump asked reporters for questions about the economy in an attempt to avoid any questions over his latest scandal but that didn’t work out too well — reporters did ask Trump about his Ukraine scandal.
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