Fake News Fails to Disclose Talking-Head Motives for Trump Hate
I want to pick up on yesterday’s column about “Republican” consultant Cheri Jacobus and her jihadi-like anti-Trump publicity campaign…
As I noted, Cheri seems particularly bitter over some kind of spat involving former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowsky and discussions over Cheri joining the campaign team. What I didn’t know was that Cheri has filed a $4 million lawsuit over the incident.
Sounds like a he said/she said…but the fact is the Trump campaign asked her to possibly join it. Her response was, “lets sit down and talk abot it” (her typos, not mine), and added, “Are you around tomorrow?”
Now, something happened after that. She says Lewandowsky said or did something she didn’t like so she didn’t take the job. But according to documents in her own lawsuit, she was seriously interested in it.
In fact, in a story published by the Daily Mail about the lawsuit over a year ago, Cheri indicated in an email “what her salary might have been, though, – she wanted between $18,000 and $19,000 per month.”
Now, whether the Trump team ultimately told Cheri to take a hike or Cheri told the Trump team to take a hike is irrelevant. The existence of a $4 million lawsuit by Cheri against Trump means this woman is not an objective or reliable source when it comes to her attacks on the president.
In fact, twit-tweets by the spurned consultant over the weekend clearly indicate she’s gone off the deep end, bordering on an obsession similar to that of Glenn Close’s character in Fatal Attraction.
Hide your bunnies!
My point is that “Republicans” such as this are regularly trotted out by the fake news media to slam Trump without the public knowing about any personal historical problems between the two. Another case in point raised its head on Saturday.
CNN – Fake News Central – featured three women during an afternoon segment discussing Trump’s “Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe” tweet about the anti-Trump MSNBC hosts. One of the three, described as a “Republican Consultant” was Alice Stewart.
Stewart, as most such “useful idiots” are wont to do, immediately began criticizing the President. Which CNN absolutely LOVES.
But what CNN didn’t tell people - and, of course, neither did Stewart – is that Stewart, like Jacobus, has had a bitter past experience involving Mr. Trump.
You see, Stewart was communications director for Ted Cruz in the 2016 campaign. And Stewart was famously involved in that campaign brouhaha when, according to a story in The Blaze, an anti-Trump PAC ran an ad “featuring a naked Melania Trump handcuffed to a bed.”
In response, Mr. Trump “posted an unflattering image of Heidi Cruz,” Cruz’s wife. And things got quite ugly from there.
Ditto Amanda Carpenter, another regular talking-head on fake news programs who is also a former Cruz staffer who also got into a nasty spat with the Trump campaign last year.
So come on, folks. Neither Stewart nor Carpenter nor Jacobus are merely “Republican consultants.” They’re Republicans with personal grudges against the president, and fake news CNN is perfectly content to allow them to grind their axes on air without full disclosure.
And it’s not just women. Fake news outlets love to trot out the insufferable Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban without reminding people that Cuban once tried to knock off Trump’s highly successful The Apprentice television show - only to see it flop.
A failure Trump was only too happy to celebrate publicly - which hurt Cuban’s feelings.
And then there’s Sen. Ben Sasse. Oh, how the fake news media loves to feature the Nebraska Republican. Sasse, a “Never Trumper,” never misses an opportunity to dis the president. But why?
Well, if you’ll recall, during the GOP primary fight the holier-than-thou Sasse attacked Trump over his marital past. Trump, as Trump is wont to do, counter-punched in a tweet:
“.@BenSasse looks more like a gym rat than a U.S. Senator. How the hell did he ever get elected?”
The “gym rat” clearly got his feelings hurt and continues to take every and any chance to hit back at the president to this day. Ditto Sen. Lindsey Graham, who got his nose bent out of shape when Trump gave out the mini-McCain’s cell phone number during a campaign speech.
So all I’m saying is…don’t fall for it. Don’t accept what “Republicans” like this say at face value. Look for and consider the underlying anti-Trump motivation. More often than not, you’ll find examples like these wherever you look.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Nevada’s #1 Irritator of Liberals and RINOs
P.S. You all know who Jerry Springer is, right? He’s the host of the Jerry Springer Show in which the lowest refuse of the human condition appear on stage to trash each other, often resulting in fisticuffs.
Which makes this tweet over the weekend so absurdly ironic…
“I’m sorry, but Trump’s behavior is not just beneath the dignity of the presidency…but that of any decent man.”
As both Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller continue to oppose repealing ObamaCare and instead fight for further expansion of Medicaid, a recent column by Barron’s editor Thomas Donlan highlights the fiscal folly of that position…
“There is an important thing to be accomplished with the debate over the Republican health-insurance bills. It should awaken more people to the long-term problems of Medicaid. Most of them have been ignored for decades, but especially since the Democrats were inventing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, in 2009 and 2010.
“Lawmakers have been in such deep denial that they have piled more people, with their fiscal and medical burdens, onto the program. . . . The result is the death spiral that Republicans deplore, Democrats deny, and neither side knows how to cure. . . .
“If a Republican health care bill is enacted, and it removes the 10 million people added to Medicaid by ObamaCare, that will only slow the growth of the program. The number of beneficiaries will continue to grow, and the cost of their care will continue to inflate.
“The Congressional Budget Office estimates that in 2026, federal spending on Medicaid will still reach about $470 billion with repeal of Medicaid expansion and capping the growth rate of spending for the remaining beneficiaries.
“That is a problem that some Congress will have to face some day. If not now, when?”
Great question for Nevada’s governor and senator.
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