If you believe the left-wing news media, this story will alarm you. If you don’t, it should give you a laugh.
Yesterday, CNN recorded President Donald Trump‘s comments about Chinese President Xi Jinping during a speech in the ballroom at Mar-a-Lago during a fundraiser. While addressing the crowd, he appeared to praise the Chinese president for abolishing term limits on his presidency.
“He’s now president for life,” Trump said. “No, he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday.”
Sounds pretty bad, right? Not quite. If you listen to the recording below, you can easily tell that the president is joking. As always, the left-wing media responded to Trump’s remarks by lying about them.
The Media Deliberately Misinterprets Trump’s Comments
On Saturday, the media responded to the president’s comments in the only way they know how — with hysteria and outright lies. The Guardian wrote, “Donald Trump has celebrated Xi Jinping’s bid to shepherd China back into an era of one-man dictatorship.” Vanity Fair asserted that “Trump’s vocal admiration for the world’s despots is by now a well-documented phenomenon.” The Independent claimed that Trump “heaped praise on the Chinese president’s apparent moves to maintain his grip on power indefinitely,” and contemplated whether America might follow suit.
Fortunately, some left-leaning news outlets were honest about the president’s comments. Both Vox and The Washington Post acknowledged that the president was joking. However, the reports by CNN and others were clearly designed to convince the American public that the president wants to become a dictator.
Will The Establishment Media Ever Learn?
For some reason, the legacy media continues to believe that pushing false stories about President Trump and the GOP is the way to help their cause. While claiming to be objective, they routinely engage in skewed reporting.
Left-leaning journalists whine about Trump calling them fake news, but then publish stories such as this one. Doesn’t exactly sound like a winning strategy, does it? Nevertheless, they persist.
Study after study after study has shown that the American public’s trust in our vaunted fourth estate has sunk to a new low. Why? Because Americans know that the media lies to them on a regular basis. From the false Russiagate narrative to their claim that Trump threatened to invade Mexico, the American citizenry have seen them publish a myriad of false stories about the president.
On the one hand, the media’s malfeasance has helped the conservative movement by weakening the left’s most powerful weapons. On the other hand, Americans are not properly informed about the important news stories of the day. They are doing themselves — and the nation — a great disservice by using their platform to promote their left-wing agenda. Will they ever learn? I won’t hold my breath.
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