Trump cites imaginary fake news source

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  1. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2010
    Dayton, Ohio
    It appears that Trump has gotten tired of actually checking the news sources he so vehemently despises before railing against them. He's now just making crap up and attributing it to "fake news":

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday night rebuffed what he said was a news report claiming that his chief of staff “will soon be fired,” even though there appeared to be no such reporting by the national media.

    “The Fake News is at it again, this time trying to hurt one of the finest people I know, General John Kelly, by saying he will soon be fired,” the president tweeted, without citing any media outlet.​
  2. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    Well, that confirms it then – Kelly is out.
  3. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    Kelly being out means more shenanigans in the White House than a pro-alcoholics meeting.
  4. mac_in_tosh macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2016
    He also criticized the Times for tricking Corker by recording its recent interview with him, while in reality Corker wanted it recorded and knew it was being recorded.

    Trump and the truth have a very tenuous relationship.
  5. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    His unidentified new source must be MacRumors' PRSI forum.:D It's a vicious cycle. We talk about Trump fake news, Trump cite us as the source of fake news, which we then talk about. Reminds me of the old winter weather joke.

    It was autumn, and members of a Native American tribe asked their new Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a new Chief in a modern society and had never been taught the old secrets of Nature, he looked up at the sky and had no clue what to do. To play it safe, he replied to his tribe that the winter could definitely be cold and that they should collect firewood early, just to be prepared. So, the members began gathering wood.
    Being a practical leader, he figured he should also use the resources available to the modern society. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, "Will this winter be cold?"
    "As of now, it looks like this winter is going to be quite cold," the forecaster said.
    So the Chief went back to his tribe and told them to collect even more wood. A week later he called the National Weather Service again and asked for an update.
    "Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "based on incoming data, this winter is looking to be colder than we expected." The Chief was surprised, but again went back to his tribe, told them that this might be a very cold winter, and asked them to collect every scrap of wood they could find.
    One week later, the Chief called the National Weather Service yet again, hoping for a new answer. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"
    "Positive," the man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever."
    "Really?" the shocked Chief exclaimed. "How can you be so sure?"
    "First," the forecaster replied, "The Indians are collecting firewood like crazy."
  6. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    Wait....I thought unnamed sources were a problem and fake in and of themselves. Now they are okay? :rolleyes:Trump needs to make up his mind.

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