President Trump has redefined the news cycle. Breaking news occurs so often from this administration that events that took place a week ago feel like an eternity past. However, the mainstream media managed to see through Trump’s corrupt agenda and declared that much of the breaking news is meant to distract the American people from the things that matter most, like Robert Mueller and Stormy Daniels.
So don’t be fooled by the Trump administration’s evil, manipulative plan to divert attention from the country’s most pressing issues, like whether Michael Cohen violated campaign finance laws. Below is a list of several distractions Trump and his minions have concocted, uncovered by the incredibly astute members of the mainstream media.
1. The Release of American Prisoners From North Korea
Don’t think for a second that President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo simply rescued the three Americans who were held captive in North Korea out of the kindness of their hearts. As CNN International’s John Vause and Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny pointed out, this was clearly to “distract attention” away from the Russia investigation and the Daniels scandal. How dare the president free U.S. citizens from a living hell.
2. Withdrawing From the Iran Nuclear Deal
For years, President Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the Obama administration’s “disastrous” Iran nuclear deal. But despite it being one of the biggest campaign promises of the election, Trump knew retroactively that he would have to save it for a rainy day.
Just ask “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski, who questioned whether Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal was simply to “deflect” from something else. She’s definitely on to something.
3. The U.S. Airstrike on Syria
In the wake of the sickening chemical attack Syrian President Bashar al-Assad committed on his people, the Trump administration struggled over how they should react. Doing nothing might show weakness, while doing something might get the United States involved in another conflict in the Middle East.
So the administration launched an airstrike with France and the United Kingdom. But there must have been a screening of the 1997 film “Wag The Dog” recently, because MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, CNN commentator Ana Navarro, and “The View” co-host Joy Behar all agreed that Trump only bombed Syria so that none of us talk about Michael Cohen. You know what they say: great minds think alike.
4. Trump’s Announcement He Would Meet Kim Jong-Un
We’ve come a long way since President Trump taunted “Little Rocket Man” Kim Jong-Un on Twitter last fall, but it gained lots of attention in early March when he announced he was going to meet with the North Korean dictator in the coming weeks. But that didn’t fool Joe Scarborough, who said “of course it’s a deflection” from the Daniels scandal. Such a genius.
5. Appointing National Security Advisor John Bolton
President Trump has not had the best of luck with his national security advisors. Gen. Michael Flynn resigned within weeks of having the job after being swept up in controversy, and H.R. McMaster seemed to never gel with this president.
After weeks of rumors of McMaster’s departure, Trump announced on Twitter that he had chosen former United Nations ambassador John Bolton to serve as his national security advisor. But CNN media analyst Brian Stelter noticed something fishy: Trump’s announcement came on the same day that ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal was going to appear on his network to dish about her alleged affair with Trump. That’s the ticket!
6. Trump’s Feud With The NFL
Last year, President Trump escalated his rhetoric towards the National Football League as players continuously kneeled during the national anthem. Ultimately, the American people sided with the president, as ratings and attendance plummeted throughout the 2017 season.
However, MSNBC’s Laurence O’Donnell masterfully connected the dots to see that the president’s feud with the NFL was all to distract from the fact that his top advisors (and children) Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner both have used their private emails. Lock them up!
7. Trump’s Retweet of an Anti-Hillary GIF
Our president can be very provocative on Twitter. Not only does he make news for his early-morning tweets, he also makes news for some of his retweets, including the one of a comically edited GIF of himself hitting a golf ball that knocks over Hillary Clinton as she’s stepping onto a plane.
Never-Trumper Bill Kristol cracked the code, knowing the president retweeted that GIF so he could get people to talk about her instead of the Russia investigation. We need to take away the president’s Twitter account immediately!