In the wake of Trump’s not-so-exonerated “exoneration,” his ego is absolutely exploding — and everyone that ever said a cross word about him is getting peppered with shrapnel.
Within the first hour after the release of Barr’s summary on the Muller report, Trump was calling to have Special Counsel Mueller investigated when talking to reporters as he headed back to the White House from his hiatus at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend. As expected, that was just the beginning of a very long ego trip for POTUS.
It wasn’t long at all before Trump was calling for organizations to “…fire members of the media and former government officials who he believes made false accusations about him” — and he even used his meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister this morning as an opportunity to make threats against the “evil people” that had him investigated in the first place.
Now, the Trump campaign has gone a step further. On Monday morning, Tim Murtaugh, the director of communications for Trump’s campaign, sent out an email to various TV producers and networks asking them to challenge any “outlandish, false” allegations lobbed at Trump in reference to his alleged collusion with Russia — stating that those allegations have now been “proven to be false.”
The Trump campaign is sending this memo to TV producers: pic.twitter.com/yhr03LAI7N
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) March 25, 2019
In the email, Murtaugh wrote, “Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions. You should begin by asking the basic question: Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?”
He then added that “If these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place.” He wrapped up the email with, “At this point, there must be introspection from the media who facilitated the reckless statements and serious evaluation of how such guests are considered and handled in the future.”
Trump is the monarch of cherry-picking, and after Barr dropped his biased, 4-page summary of Mueller’s report Trump’s head is about to explode in self-righteousness — and it seems like America may be on the fast track to censorship under Trump’s dictatorship.
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