Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Yes, Virginia, the fake news media is the enemy of the people. – In an interview with CBS that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump said this in response to a question about who are America’s “foes”?:
“Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Russia is foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn’t mean they are bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive,” Mr. Trump said at his golf club in Turnberry, Scotland.
“I respect the leaders of those countries. But, in a trade sense, they’ve really taken advantage of us and many of those countries are in NATO and they weren’t paying their bills,” he added.
This very specific and very true statement about the long-time unfair tariff treatment of U.S. goods by the EU and others immediately got turned into headlines in pretty much every fake news outlet in the U.S. and Europe blaring “TRUMP CALLS EU THE ENEMY!!!!!!!”
This is just one in a long line of literally thousands of instances over the last 20 months of the fake news media intentionally lying about what this President actually said in a blatant, intentional effort to sow conflict and discord among the American people and drive another wedge between the U.S. and its allies, purely for the envisioned political gain of the Democrat Party.
Note to fake journalists: If you don’t like being called the enemy of the people by the President of the United States, stop being the enemy of the people.
But the fake news media tactic failed, at least with EU Chancellor Donald Tusk, who responded to all the fake headlines by saying “America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.”
The media tactic predictably worked a little better with Germany, though, as Foreign Minister Heiko Maas responded with “We can no longer completely rely on the White House. To maintain our partnership with the USA we must readjust it. The first clear consequence can only be that we need to align ourselves even more closely in Europe.” Which is perfectly fine with President Trump, by the way. If Germany thinks it can maintain its economy by doubling down on its unfair trade practices with the U.S. – by far its largest trading partner – and make up the difference from the comparatively tiny markets in Europe, then they should go for it. They won’t like the end results, however.
Look, our fake news media in the United States is too dimwitted to ever understand it, and too captive to the Democrats to ever admit it, but President Trump’s entire interactions with the members of the EU on this trip – from his face to face meetings to his press statements and interviews to his messages sent out on Twitter – all had a single goal: Negotiating better deals for America and Americans. Better deals on trade, and a better deal within NATO, where almost all of our European “friends” have been wandering into America’s living room drunk and crashing on the American couch without paying any bills for too damn long.
These European nations are not America’s “enemies”, and the President never said they were. They have long been and continue to be our “foes” on matters of international trade, however, and deadbeats on paying the huge NATO tab. Everything this President says is said with intent and for a purpose. If Germany now thinks it can’t rely on the U.S. to continue footing the bill for its national defense – a bill we have footed for 73 long years now – that’s exactly what Mr. Trump wants Germany to think.
By the same token, while the fake news media has coordinated with Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to poison the atmosphere for President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that is beginning as I type this piece, there is no real reason for Russia to be America’s “enemy,” either. Russia will always be America’s “foe” – that dynamic is the product of a century of rank hostility by the old Soviet Union, corrupt actions by current Russian leadership and rank mis-management by every U.S. President since George H.W. Bush left office.
Making the situation even more difficult for the President, America’s political establishment and fake news media – including many war-mongering Republicans like John McCain – continue to seem intent upon forcing the U.S. ultimately into a shooting war with the Russian Republic, for reasons that continue to mystify many observers. These people have been literally panicked at the very thought of a U.S. President attempting to establish a more productive relationship with his Russian counterpart.
As you watch the hysterical fake coverage of the summit, ponder why these people are so dead set against the United States having better, peaceful relations with Russia. Ask yourself this question: Where on the face of the earth is Russia anything resembling a real threat to America’s well-being? Their nuclear arsenal is an obvious answer, but guess what? Our own nuclear arsenal constitutes a real threat to the well-being of every Russian, too. And guess what was the first thing President Trump said he wants to get out of this meeting in his opening statement this morning? A commitment by both nations to reduce their nuclear arsenals, which constitute more than 90 percent of all the nuclear weapons on the face of the earth.
There goes that awful Donald Trump again, trying to negotiate a better deal for America and Americans.
Other than that, where is Russia a real threat to the national security of the United States of America? If you’re honest, there really is no answer to that question. So, why all the hysteria from the Washington establishment and our fake news media?
Here’s an answer everyone should take seriously: These people fear peace. They fear a lack of conflict, a lack of division, a lack of…wait for it…fear on the part of the American people. Because fear is the source of their power, the source of their prosperity, the source of their ability to make their livings.
President Donald Trump does not fear peace, and is not a captive of the Washington establishment. It’s been 30 long years since America had such a person in that office.
Just another day in Donald Trump is doing his job for America.
That is all.
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