We first posted this video back in March of 2017. Trevor Noah and The Daily Show did a brilliant and shockingly true segment, Who Is The Real President? suggesting that Fox News is the “real” president because Trump gets all of his information from Fox. ICYMI, here it is again.
Then scroll down and read yesterday’s fascinating article by Steve Benen, confirming what the Daily Show pointed out months ago, and providing documentation of Trump’s continuing use of Fox News as his primary information source.
Now is everything starting to make sense?
by Steve Benen, producer, The Rachel Maddow Show
Donald Trump raised more than a few eyebrows last night, boasting about the size of his “nuclear button,” and effectively daring North Korea to demonstrate its nuclear capabilities. But what went largely overlooked was the first part of the Republican president’s dangerous tweet: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’”
But Kim Jong-un hadn’t “just” stated that; he’d actually made the comments nearly two days earlier. What had actually “just” happened was that Fox News had aired a segment on the North Korean leader’s remarks, and Donald Trump had “just” seen it.
The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale published a fascinating observation last night, connecting the American president’s online missives to what he happened to see on his allied cable news network.
7:48 a.m.: Attacks Justice Dept., Abedin after Fox segment
8:44 a.m.: Tweets to Fox
8:49 a.m.: Tweets about taxes after Fox segment
9:08 a.m.: Talks North Korea after Fox segment
9:13 a.m.: Takes credit for aviation safety after Fox segment
7:49 p.m.: Mocks Kim Jong-un after Fox segment
8:16 p.m.: Urges people to watch Fox show
11:03 p.m.: Live-tweets Fox Business
And that was just yesterday. When Trump sat down with a New York Times reporter on Friday, he pointed to evidence of China providing oil to North Korea. Did he receive this information from a U.S. intelligence agency? Trump said he knew the information because “it was reported on Fox.”
Earlier in the day, he said his approval rating at the end of his first year was “the same” as President Obama’s. That’s ridiculously untrue, but Trump said he saw it reported on Fox News.
The week before, the president expressed amazement that the FBI had reassigned attorney James Baker. He said he learned about the developments by way of Fox News.
After White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had been on the job for a month, the New York Times reported that Kelly “cannot stop Mr. Trump from binge-watching Fox News, which aides describe as the president’s primary source of information gathering.” Evidently, this hasn’t changed.
Click here to read the entire article at MSBC.com