President Donald Trump set the record straight on Thursday regarding his daughter Ivanka Trump’s comment that the media is not the enemy of the People. Also, the White House Press Secretary had a run in with CNN’s network “genius” Jim Acosta. And once again, we learned that the media didn’t accurately report what Trump meant when he said the ‘enemy of the people.’
What did Ivanka say?
I have to admit when I first heard that Ivanka contradicted her father by saying she didn’t believe the press is the enemy of the people, I was perplexed and somewhat disappointed to hear her publicly disagree with her father.
Frankly, I don’t believe those in Trump’s administration or any other administration should air their disagreements in public.
As it turns out however, she didn’t contradict her father.
Instead, President Trump was once again misquoted by some in the mainstream media.
Trump explained the “confusion” of mainstream media by posting a tweet following Ivanka’s earlier interview about the media.
“They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!”
They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2018
Why deliberately misconstrue what Trump meant?
Essentially, the media through “reporters” like CNN’s Jim Acosta, have tried to make it appear to the American public that Trump is opposed to THE ENTIRE MEDIA and that is why he called them “the enemy of the people.”
The goal. Make Trump look like a dictator who doesn’t want the media to exercise their constitutional First Amendment right to freedom of the press.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth, however, is that all along, Trump is calling those who SPREAD FAKE NEWS, “which is a large percentage of the media” the enemy of the people.
It is the fact that most of the media could care less about reporting the truth. When that occurs and the People are lied to then most Americans would consider the liars, the enemy.
But those in the fake news media tried to spin what Trump said to make it appear that he was calling ALL in the media, the enemy.
Why does the fake news media like to play the “victim” when it comes to be considered “the enemy of the people”?
Acosta took his “victimhood” to new heights during the White House Press briefing on Thursday with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when he asked Sanders to declare whether or not she believes the press to be the “enemy of the people” as he indicated Trump has claimed.
(Keep in mind, as Trump clarified in his tweet that Trump was only calling those the enemy of the people if they are part of the media that spreads fake news. The media would have you lose focus and forget Trump’s definition.)
Knowing the truth didn’t keep Acosta from spinning Trump’s words to fit his agenda, however, and he pressed on.
“I think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here, at this briefing, that the press … are not the enemy of the people. I think we deserve that.”
Sanders put Acosta in his place reminding him that she speaks “for the President” and that the President “has made his position known.”
She then simplified it for Acosta what she wanted to say about his question.
“It’s ironic, Jim, that not only you and the media attack the president for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country. Repeatedly, repeatedly the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger.”
She went on to say the media have attacked her personally “on a number of occasions” before specifically calling out rhetoric she said aired on CNN.
“Including your own network said I should be harassed as a life sentence. That I should be choked. ICE officials are not welcomed in their place of worship.”
Sanders further addressed the White House Correspondents Dinner earlier this year in which a comedian made personal comments about Sander’s appearance, Southern roots and her job performance.
“When I was hosted by the Correspondents’ Association, which almost all of you are members of, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to my own gender. As far as I know, I’m the first press secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection.”
Sanders concluded by telling Acosta that the media “continues to ratchet up the verbal assault against the president,” and reminded him that the administration has a “role to play” but the media are also responsible for the discourse in America.
Most people would have exhibited good sense and ended the conversation at this point because the tension in the room between Sanders and Acosta was noticeable.
However, when you have an agenda to push, every moment is an opportunity for you to “put your foot in your mouth” if you are Acosta.
Acosta reminded Sanders that she hadn’t responded to his question by telling him what he demanded to hear and that was her personal thoughts about whether she thought the press was the enemy of the people.
Acosta should have clarified and asked Sanders if (as President Trump had indicated) fake news media like that produced by CNN and Acosta made her think of them as the enemy of the people.
That would have been the appropriate question to ask her based upon the meaning that Trump had initially intended.
Sanders did not dignify Acosta’s “half-truth” question with an answer, at least not one that he wanted to hear.
Wanting to continue playing the victim, Acosta immediately took to his Twitter page to tweet about the controversy with Sanders.
“I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn’t do it. Shameful.”
I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn't do it. Shameful.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 2, 2018
You earned the “honor” of being called the enemy of the people by failing to report the truth to the American public.
Now stop whining and playing the victim.
Instead, start wearing your “badge of dishonor” as you continue feeding the American public fake news.
© 2018, admin. The Logo and Photos (by Susan Knowles) are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Susan J. Knowles. Copyright 2014 Susan J. Knowles All Rights Reserved.