By J. D. Heyes
(NationalSentinel) Watching President Donald J. Trump’s rambunctious, sometimes rambling but always entertaining press conference on Thursday was nearly good enough to have sold tickets.
Of course, some of the princelings in the pampered Washington press corps, used to getting all the attention and long ago having decided how press conferences should be conducted, were none to happy.
“Crazy” is how Fox News’ Shepard Smith described it.
“It is crazy what we are watching every day, it is absolutely crazy,” Smith said. “He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we are some kind of fools for asking the question.”
Continuing, Smith ranted, “Really? Your opposition was hacked, and the Russians were responsible for it, and your people were on the phone on the same day it was happening, and we are fools for asking those questions? No sir, we are not fools for asking those questions, and we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people.”
This, coming from an overzealous schmuck who once ran over a woman with his car during election coverage in 2000.
Jake Tapper, he of perhaps the fakest of fake news networks, CNN, had this to say: “President Trump, if you are watching. You are the president. You legitimately won the presidency. Now get to work and stop whining about it.”
Later, CBS News’ Scott Pelley said on Thursday’s newscast, “Today, we learned the length of the president’s fuse: 28 days.”
Oh, the delicious tears of the defeated Leftist media. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
First, to Smith and the other lame brains in the establishment media who don’t hear things they choose not to: Trump didn’t avoid the “Russia” issue yesterday, he took it head on and essentially called it what it is: Bullshit. And what’s more, it’s bullshit that the Washington press corps still thinks is real, which was his point in addressing it with you. More on the implications of perpetuating this phony narrative in a moment.
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In Trump’s actual words, the Russia story is “a ruse.” The president was as clear as he could be – he has no ties to Russia, no business in Russia, no ties to Putin and no “involvement” with the Russian government. The “Russia hacked the election” narrative is completely fabricated, he said, created out of whole cloth by Obama operatives, the deep state and other #nevertrump types to undermine his presidency, period.
That’s pretty head-on, Shep. And it’s spot-on. As for Russian hacking of Trump’s opponent, the Washington media will continue to defend the false narrative it helped create, so I get that. But conveniently lost in this cesspool of half-truths and innuendo is that, on several occasions the man whose organization published all of the hacked Democratic National Convention/Clinton campaign data, Julian Assange of Wikileaks, says unequivocally that the information did not come from the Russians.
As for Tapper, CNN has been guilty so many times of publishing fake news about Trump and his administration I’ve lost count. And it’s rich that he would accuse the president of “whining” when members of the Democratic Party still have not stopped “whining” about Clinton’s loss and Trump’s victory. They were among the first to latch onto the phony “Russia hacked the election in favor of Trump” narrative.
Pelley? Well, if he thinks Thursday’s presser is Trump losing his cool, then he is conveniently ignoring the fact that Trump stated plainly he wasn’t rattled and that idiots like Pelley in the press would nevertheless report that he was. Prescient? No, it’s just that Trump knows these people and how they think.
One final thing, and this is the most important aspect of Trump’s disgust with the establishment press over the fake Russia connection, in my view. There are some very real things that are taking place in the world involving U.S. and Russian military forces – buzzing of U.S. warships by Russian planes; parking intelligence ships off our coastline; Moscow deploying ballistic missiles in violation of treaties, and so forth. When asked about that, Trump thinks it’s because Russian President Vladimir Putin believes there is too much pressure on the U.S. president to “make a deal” with Moscow that would ease tensions and improve relations (after the failed efforts by Obama and Clinton, as secretary of state), and that pressure is being put on the White House by the very media Trump is scolding, through there perpetuation of the fake ‘Russia hacked the election’ narrative. So Putin has figured, “What the hell, might as well press any advantage I can,” and is acting in a provocative manner. That is incredibly insightful, and thus far, I’ve seen no mention of this by anyone else in the media.
All they’re talking about is how pissed off they are that Trump essentially owned them during yesterday’s presser.
To the Washington Press Corps, I’ll break down Trump’s message to you: While some details of classified conversations that have been leaked are true, the premise and the insinuations behind your stories related to those leaks (that would be this BS Russia narrative) are false. You all have essentially reported as much by including caveats that no one in the U.S. intelligence or law enforcement communities have verified anything or have found anything regarding Trump team connections to Russia, or Russian meddling that actually changed the outcome of the election.
If you didn’t hear the man tell you that as plainly and as forcefully on Thursday as I did, then I say that’s intentional on your part.