Trump’s Swing And A Miss At The New York Times Sparks Twitter Hilarity

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Trump has crowed about how proud he is of his favorite weapon, his term, “fake news.” Taking a page from dictators past, gaslighting their people and poisoning them against their own press, Trump has used his hammer with varying degrees of success. His latest attempt, to swing that “fake news” hammer it at the New York Times, ended up with Trump holding his own (figurative) sore thumb instead of hitting them.

Trump claimed that the NYT had trapped Bob Corker by recording him, and made “him look like a fool.” Trump’s grammar is bad, it is hard to tell if he was saying that Corker was made to look like a fool, or Trump was made to look like one. However, since Corker didn’t look foolish, and Trump was wrong, the whole thing blew up in his face.

The fact is, Corker not only knew the interview was being recorded, he actually had two aides on the line with him and recorded the conversation as well.

Trump’s latest tantrum, however, drew him the kind of attention he deserved:

From pointing out that he accidentally said that he, himself, appeared foolish to funny gifs, they let him have it:

His childish whining about “what he is dealing with,” when our nation is up to their eyeballs in “Trumped up” problems:

Perhaps it was this tweet by Corker that was really the fake news?:

Basically, after attempting to hurt the New York Times, Senator Bob Corker, and the concept of decency, Trump was shown a mirror and the image wasn’t pretty.

It is time for Trump to retire this attempt to undermine the Constitution and our free press so that he can achieve his corporatist, right-wing, agenda.

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Jen Froderman has been a political blogger since 2015. She cares passionately about equality, freedom, and sarcasm. Don't forget to leave feedback on the articles, and remember: if we can't laugh at ourselves, take ourselves far too seriously, and refuse to see when we are wrong, then we have reached the pinnacle of conservative ethos.

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