We are once again seeing a battle played out between President Donald Trump and the liberal mainstream media. Although the leftists think they are winning, they didn’t see the brilliant, stellar play by Trump that led them to completely and utterly defeat themselves. It’s checkmate for the MSM over the travel ban, and they only have themselves to thank as Trump forced them to do his dirty work for him.
Trump’s executive order, temporarily banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, has caused outrage with the liberal left. Of course, the mainstream media has been the biggest contributor to the false rhetoric that’s causing unnecessary upset among Trump’s opposition.
However, the MSM collectively just opened their mouth and inserted their foot. But what’s even better, blinded by their hate for our president, they didn’t realize Trump tricked them into promoting his travel ban until it was too late.
As the debate about the travel ban raged on, Trump boldly declared that the mainstream media was partly to blame for the disconnect among the liberal leftists and what’s actually going on in the world, with the White House releasing a list of 78 terror attacks from September 2014 until December 2016 that it claims didn’t get enough coverage by the mainstream media.
President Donald Trump made a claim Monday that the media “doesn’t want to report” on terrorist attacks involving Islamic radicals.
“Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland, as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino and all across Europe,” Trump declared at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported, and in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.” [Source: NBC]
Hell-bent on proving Trump wrong, the MSM fought back, but the shots they fired struck them right in their own foot. In fact, the media decided the best way to fire back was to list all the terror attacks they did cover, but as they launched their attack, they failed to consider one thing, and a tweet from “Too Much Winning” perfectly points it out:
1. Tell MSM they ignore terror attacks
2. Triggered MSM lists ALL attacks they covered
3. People realize "Travel Ban" is necessary#MAGA
— TOO MUCH WINNING (@newtrumptimes) February 7, 2017
That’s right, a triggered MSM listed all the attacks they covered, but rather than prove Trump wrong about their failed coverage, all they did was prove him right on the “travel ban.”
“A perusal of the archives revealed that NBC News covered 57 of the attacks on the list, which resulted in the deaths if 745 people — including the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015, which killed 130 people, left more than 400 others wounded and resulted in hundreds of stories,” left-leaning NBC said in their defense before rambling on for another 3,000 words, giving all the details that make readers realize a “travel ban” is necessary, even though that certainly wasn’t their goal.
So WH list is out & includes series of terror attacks widely covered by us and others: Paris, Nice, San Bernardino, Brussels, Istanbul.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) February 7, 2017
Of course, CNN just had to chime in too, attempting to debunk Trump’s “absurd” claim. But again, the only thing the outlet succeeded in doing was providing more fuel for the “travel ban” fire as they finally brought adequate attention to all the terror attacks that make Trump’s executive order necessary in order to keep America safe.
It’s obvious the MSM has underestimated Donald Trump every step of the way from their copious coverage that claimed he’d never win the presidency to being most recently played like a fiddle by our Commander-in-Chief. One thing is for sure, Trump isn’t someone you want to play chess with. The MSM is losing bigly, and the American people are finally winning — but don’t worry, we’re not tired of it yet.