The President recently lashed out at NBC News for what he called fake news. He has been very outspoken about the term.
He was felt so passionate about it he said that NBC’s license should be revoked. The statement received backlash from many lawmakers.
Now Trump has once again done the very thing he hates. He recently made comments about Presidents of the past. Trump was referring to how former Presidents received fallen troops.
But his statements haven’t gone down well with many people. To prove the current President wrong photos were even posted.
It was evident that no one had to look far to find any proof. Former Attorney General Eric Holder posted a photo showing himself and Barack Obama.
They stood alongside soldiers as they saluted in memory of those who had died.
Holder tweeted “stop the damn lying – you’re the President. I went to Dover AFB with 44 and saw him comfort the families of both the fallen military & DEA.”
Retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey spoke about the Bush family and Obama. He tweeted “POTUS 43 & 44 and first ladies cared deeply, worked tirelessly for the serving, the fallen, and their families. Not politics. Sacred Trust.”
Trump said “if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I am able to do it.”
He was responding to a question asked by a reporter. The reporter wanted to know how come he never said anything about soldiers killed in an ambush.
The soldiers were U.S. special-force members killed in an ambush in Niger.
Ben Rhodes tweeted “this is an outrageous and disrespectful lie even by Trump standards. Also: Obama never attacked a Gold Star family.”
Joy Reid tweeted “Trump just can’t stop slandering President Obama. But his claim today that Obama didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers is a new low.”
What will Trump say to all of this? What should we call his statements? It is clear that he is doing the very thing he disapproves of.
It can’t be that he is the only one allowed to say what he likes. Must every other person keep quiet and allow him to say what he wants?
The First Amendment is clearly the bedrock of America. It looks like he will have to endure any news right now. That is whether he thinks it is fake or not.
Let the American people decide what they will believe. If it is false, the truth will come out eventually.