It’s a heavily overused term now, but perhaps it’s due to the sheer amount of ‘fake news’ we are plastered with that makes this phrase pop up almost on the daily.
Most often, it’s uttered by US President Donald Trump, the leader of the free world who’s expected to cop abuse from every angle due to his non-political approach.
And yet, he’s the narrow-minded one.
According to recent reports from our friends at AP, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is saying Trump is ignoring warnings from his own administration about threats posed by North Korea, Russia and other countries.
But the claims don’t seem to line up…
Trump accused of ignoring national security
Pelosi had some highly debilitating comments regarding Trump’s leadership strategies:
‘One dismaying factor of it all is that the president just doesn’t seem to have the attention span or the desire to hear what the intelligence community has been telling him.’
This relates to Trump’s lashing out at agency leaders earlier this week, who told Congress that progress with North Korea and their nuclear arsenal is minimal.
But Trump was quick to bite back their ‘concerns’, saying on Twitter:
‘North Korea relationship is best it has ever been with U.S. No testing, getting remains, hostages returned. Decent chance of Denuclearization… at the end of the previous administration, relationship was horrendous and very bad things were about to happen. Now a whole different story…Progress being made-big difference.’
We at The Australian Tribune are even tracking that progress, here.
Other FBI and CIA directors also claimed an array of other global threats were still prominent, including Chinese cyber espionage to Russian campaigns to undermine Western democracies.
This has the naysayers putting up against Trump’s supposed singular focus on the US border with Mexico, believing he is naïve to think this is the greatest threat to the US at the moment.
But Trump was quick to pull out the facts that removes all viability of this claim:
‘Murder cases in Mexico in 2018 rose 33% from 2017, to 33,341. This is a big contributor to the Humanitarian Crisis taking place on our Southern Border and then spreading throughout our Country. Worse even than Afghanistan. Much caused by DRUGS. Wall is being built!’
An evil spin on the truth
Pelosi seems insistent on retaliation, saying ‘It’s important for the Republicans in Congress to recognise they have to weigh in with the president to say, “You can’t act without knowledge,”’.
As AP reports, Pelosi’s comments came as Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said it was ‘past time’ for US intelligence officials to start questioning Trump.
Perhaps, however, it’s time for the Democrats to start questioning all they hear in the news. Trump has tweeted just hours ago exactly what has gone down in the Oval Office:
‘Just concluded a great meeting with my Intel team in the Oval Office who told me that what they said on Tuesday at the Senate Hearing was mischaracterized by the media – and we are very much in agreement on Iran, ISIS, North Korea, etc. Their testimony was distorted press….
‘….I would suggest you read the COMPLETE testimony from Tuesday. A false narrative is so bad for our Country. I value our intelligence community. Happily, we had a very good meeting, and we are all on the same page!’
See how easy it is for a few articles to spin out of control?
A word of advice to all…opinions based on other opinions is just another form of brainwashing.
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