Trump Derangement Syndrome has taken its toll on the profession of journalism. Long gone are the days where reporters actually reported the news. It’s been replaced by a system in which journalist wait to pounce on anything President Donald Trump says or does that can be twisted into faux outrage. Hence was the case recently as Trump-deranged reporters accused the president of lying. They’d soon learn that was a big mistake.
Today, the President said he was in the Oval Office waiting to work with Democrats on ending the government shutdown. The TDS-afflicted journalists, however, decided — without facts — that he was lying and ran with that angle on the story.
The US government is currently shut down mostly because President Trump wants some modest funding for border security and Democrats in Congress refuse to vote for a spending bill that includes even one dime for a wall on the US/Mexico border. Democratic leaders have left Washington to vacation during the shutdown they caused, but President Trump has canceled his holiday plans to get the government up and running again.
Trump sent out a tweet, indicating his willingness to work with the Democrats to end the impasse. “I’m in the Oval Office,” he tweeted. “Democrats, come back from vacation now and give us the votes necessary for Border Security, including the Wall. You voted yes in 2006 and 2013. One more yes, but with me in office, I’ll get it built, and Fast!”
Under any other administration, this would be uncontroversial and journalists would simply report that the President was reaching across the aisle to get something accomplished. This, however, is the Age of Trump in which there is an epidemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome, so the reporting went a little differently.
Maggie Haberman from the New York Times responded to the news of the President’s tweet with one of her own. “POTUS tweeted earlier that he’s in the Oval Office. Per pool, as off [sic] 11 am there was no Marine guard outside the West Wing lobby, which there is when POTUS is in the Oval,” she wrote, calling the President a liar.
This was something Bloomberg reporter Justin Sink also observed, writing, “The president just tweeted that he was in the oval, but no marine outside the west wing.”
Brain Kareem, Playboy’s political correspondent, went a little further by straight up accusing the President of lying. “POTUS tweet minutes ago claimed he was in the Oval Office. No marine there so that’s another lie,” he wrote.
If this seems a little nitpicky, that’s because it is. Trump could be speaking figuratively, meaning he’s in Washington ready get a deal done. He’s obviously in the White House, so does it really matter if he was physically in the Oval Office at the exact time he sent that tweet? He could certainly get to the Oval Office in a matter of moments, should the Democrats come back from their vacations.
An astute observer may have noticed that President Trump tweeted his claim that he was in the Oval Office at 7:37 am, while most of the reporters claimed that at 11:00 am there was no Marine present outside. Is it possible the President was in the Oval Office when he sent the tweet but went somewhere else two and a half hours later? It is sad that reporters think this is a catastrophe.
It’s made even more pathetic because what these lefty reporters are feigning outrage over isn’t even true. Just because there is not a Marine stationed outside of the West Wing lobby doesn’t mean that the President isn’t in the Oval Office.
Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller had to break the news to his hysterical colleagues:
Maggie Habermas wasn’t having it and required some additional information before she’d let this stupid thing go:
“Often nighttime, weekends and public holidays. The 100% indicator is whether a USSS agent is posted in the colonnade,” Miller responded.
At this point, there was probably a frantic attempt by liberal journos to find out if there was a Secret Service agent posted in the colonnade. It’s unclear if they uncovered this information, but since they haven’t continued their assault on Trump’s credibility, it’s safe to assume there was a Secret Service agent and Trump was being 100% truthful the whole time.
The way these lefty journalists breathlessly reported this was as if Trump was at Mar-a-Lago pretending he was in the Oval Office and was trying to pull one over on everybody. The real deception going on here is a liberal media who has thrown facts and all journalist standards out the window to attack the duly-elected President of the United States because their preferred candidate lost the 2016 election.