During the run-up to the 2016 elections, CNN and other fake news media outlets cast aside all semblance of journalistic ethics in an effort to stop Donald Trump from winning the White House. The concerted efforts included airing ex-President Obama’s statement that candidate Trump was “disqualified,” and that Hillary Clinton was certified “fit to serve.” The fake news media went as far as to declare Trump had no electoral college pathway to the presidency.
But as the old saying goes, “mess with the bull, you get the horns.” Since shocking the political world in 2016, President Trump has decisively beaten CNN and its fake news comrades in every way imaginable. Here are four of the best examples.
1: CNN Soiled Its Credibility
In the early days of the Trump Administration, CNN and others were quick to enlist the help of correspondents that appeared to have actionable intel. But as time wore on and the guarantees of Obama Cronies such as James Clapper and John Brennan were continually proven false, CNN sunk much deeper. They sunk into the sewer by enlisting porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti. Touting him for his brash statements and guarantees he had the goods on the president has proven to be a huge mistake.
President Trump’s lawyers won a civil lawsuit that forced Stormy to pay him a large sum of cash. It went exactly the opposite of what CNN and others hoped. Avenatti has been indicted on a wealth of charges including fraud, and most recently a paraplegic former client is suing him for reportedly “siphoning away a $4 million settlement.” A recent ratings report indicate that CNN has lost upwards of 33 percent of its primetime viewership in the last year. CNN made its anti-Trump bed. There’s no cleaning those sheets now.
2: Trump Beat Them as Twitter-in-Chief
While the fake news media put on any and all critics that supposedly had evidence that President Trump was in league with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, it all came unglued when the Mueller Report came up with zero evidence supporting collusion. On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow’s ratings fell off a cliff. She had been weaving a spellbinding narrative in the James Bond style for two years.
Being exposed as a fictional show rather than reputable reporter may have jolted even her far-left liberals back into reality. What did President Trump do for those two years to defeat Maddow and others? He ferociously tweeted the accusations were false, misleading and scurrilous. Every Tweet Maddow and the fake news media attacked has been proven correct. Now, all those tweets spin around in the people’s heads.
3: Trump Won with Business Prowess
A cynical American might say that the characters in the Washington, D.C., swamp threw us under the bus for their own gain in terms of the economy. Others less salty might think they are merely incompetent. After all, it’s not as if Obama had any business experience before assuming office. But it’s fair to hold it against the swamp and their complicit friends in the fake news media for actively trying to undermine the efforts of President Trump.
From Obama claiming manufacturing jobs were dead to the fake news media instilling fear that trade wars would make things worse, the president has proven them all wrong. The dustup with Canada and Mexico has resulted in a far better trade deal for Americans. Although Democrats refuse to approve the president’s landmark USMCA replacement of NAFTA, everyday Americans know he won.
Although the fake news media claimed inflation would crush the recovery and people would suffer, America is now considered at full employment. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act helped usher in robust prosperity, low employment, and the best jobs climate for African-Americans and Latino-Americans in history. President Trump took care of business.
4: Trump Branded Fake News Media “Enemy of the People”
Those words have resonated throughout the country ever since the president said them. Kowtowing politicians are quick to support claims by the fake news media to the contrary in hopes of good coverage. But everyday Americans know that being lied to by biased media outlets is wrong.
Anyone who lies to you every day is no friend. Pres. Trump took a stance no one in Washington, D.C., had the courage for and won, big league. When CNN’s Jim Acosta whines about being branded the “enemy of the people,” a bulb lights up in your head that says, “yes, you are the enemy.” CNN, you got beat.