Donald Trump and "Fake News" are like peanut butter and those fake plastic grapes that your aunt has in a bowl on her dining room table. One is tan and probably sticky, and the other is a poor attempt to convince you of class.
Trump's only defense against the horrible things he's done as president (and before) is to yell and scream that centuries-old respected news organizations have tossed all journalistic integrity out of the window to make up stories about him. He's cried "FAKE NEWS!" at practically everything. This is the guy who spewed birther movement lies for years. He's lied to the faces of the American people so consistently for so long, and his "fake news" obsession is yet another manipulation.
CNN has had just about enough of that, so they launched their #FactsFirst campaign and folks, it's pretty great.
There are too many "fake news" Trump tweets to choose from. But here's a recent one:The true horror of Trump's "fake news" obsession is that there are still people who believe him. We should be able to believe the President of the United States, but we cannot, and now every day has become an uphill battle for news organizations, who are just trying to get a portion of the American public to accept basic facts as truth.
That's why CNN launched its #FactsFirst campaign, which manages to make a whole lot of sense and totally skewer Trump without ever mentioning his name.
“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana.” #FactsFirst https://t.co/LbmRKiGJe9— CNN (@CNN)1508752819.0
It's that simple, folks. Trump is constantly trying to tell us that apples are bananas. News publications like CNN are doing their part to make sure that the American people know that apples are, in fact, apples.
Please share with your factually challenged friends, relatives, coworkers. There are plenty around us lately.… https://t.co/SoyAo9KkWN— Don Lemon (@Don Lemon)1508761767.0