What’s going on at @CNN is happening, to different degrees, at other networks – with @NBCNews being the worst. The good news is that Andy Lack(y) is about to be fired(?) for incompetence, and much worse. When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
Courtesy of CNBC News:
President Donald Trump spent his Thursday morning lashing out at the media, calling out reporters and news outlets by name and suggesting, apparently for the first time, that video of him explaining his decision to fire ex-FBI Director James Comey had been misleadingly presented.
“When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly!” Trump said of the “NBC Nightly News” host. Trump did not provide any evidence for his claim that Holt had manipulated the tape, and it was not clear what the president meant by saying Holt was “caught” altering it.
In a May 2017 interview just two days after he fired Comey, Trump told Holt he was thinking about the Russia probe when he made the decision. “You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won,” Trump said in the interview.
Okay so over a year later Donald Trump is suddenly claiming that his interview was “fudged” and he did not say what he said?
Because here is the extended version of this interview, and he totally said what he said.
Now see this is the Trump strategy, to deny reality over and over again until people can no longer tell the difference between was is real and what is fake.
And it is working, which is how we get polls like this:
That’s right folks, C-Span, which is straight 100% news outlet, is only trusted by 2% of those who participated in that poll.
Interesting question in today’s new USA Today/Suffolk poll… which TV news source do you trust the most?
Fox News 21%
Comedy Central 1%
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) August 29, 2018
Now you know why Trump thinks he can get away with blaming NBC for admitting that he fired James Comey over the Russia investigation.