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Kurtz: President Accuses Press of the “disinformation campaign’
Howard Kurtz weighs in on President Trump the allegations against the press and its “disinformation” campaign.
With 15 tweets in the last five days on what he calls the “Rigged Russia Witch Hunt,” President Trump is not just a defensive play, but keep the investigation in the forefront of the news cycle.
Just yesterday, for example, the President said that Bob Mueller—team-describes the “13 Evil Democrats,” plus people who worked for Barack Obama, “the INTERFERENCE in the elections.”
I’m not clear now, how exactly these people are is with the elections in 2018, unless their mere employment in the embodiment of the probe malfunctions. But Müller was, of course, hired by Trump, the Republican representative, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Of course, it is not an advantage for the Republicans try to retain control of the house-and Senate-campaign against the background of the investigation, which could produce more indictments before the election day.
But the President is always harsh criticism, while the support of its base, it has the paradoxical effect of drawing more attention to the probe itself. Each tweet (or comment) generated endless retweets, blog posts, news, and cable segments.
It is hardly unprecedented to go, by the way, after an independent Prosecutor’s office. Bill Clinton and his allies trying to do the same, Ken Starr, two decades ago.
In addition to bashing of the investigation, Trump’s tweet storm objectives, is aimed at some of his favorite up to 2016 and beyond.
Trump says he needs to focus on North Korea, trade and other issues “not on the Manipulated Russia witch-hunt, should the investigation of Clinton/Russia/FBI/justice/Obama/Comey/Lynch etc.”
And: “Why doesn’t President Obama about the so-called Russian interference, if he told, it by the FBI before the election? Because he thought Crooked Hillary to win, and he did not want to disturb the apple-cart! He was not responsible, I, and did nothing.”
The President also tweeted channeled his favorite network: “” The President deserves some answers.’ @FoxNews in the discussion of ‘SPYGATE.'” Spygate, in which the FBI informant who infiltrated the Trump campaign, the branding, which he tried, with limited success, to adopt the media.
And circling back to his favorite opponent:
“The Fake Mainstream media has, from the time I announced I was running for President, the most highly developed & dishonest disinformation campaign in the history of the policy. No matter how well WE do, you will find errors. But the forgotten men & women WON, I’m the President!”
This is the first time that I could be seen pulling trump, the blame for his attacks on the media, you need to have a disinformation campaign, the sounds are organized far better than news organizations. This does not mean that they are still not consistently negative.
The Washington Times said yesterday that “while much of America was not on the search, President Trump and Congress actually do some work together.”
The story cites new rules for the VA-reform and experimental drugs, as well as a partial rollback of the Dodd-Frank banking law. The latter is an important deregulation is a step that undermines the Democrats ” the most important response to the financial crisis of 2008.
Castration Dodd-Frank would be a great thing in a traditional administration. However, it is not surprising that such topics are overshadowed by the on-again/off-again Korean summit, or from trump’s Twitter attack against Müller and the media.
The President could losses the groundwork to blame the GOP on a rigged system. But for now, he is a “white seems to be hot,” a spotlight on the very controversial he says is his job.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 p.m.). He is the author of “media madness: Donald Trump, the press, and The war for the truth.” You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.