Donald Trump continues to develop his convention-defying portfolio for running for the U.S. presidency with ever more clever strategies for using his most ardent critics – mainstream media – as a free courier service for proliferating his “Make America Great Again” talking points.
Trump’s most recent antics have the media in a frothing dither because they were duped into covering (free, gratis!) endorsements from various and sundry military heroes, rather than a breaking news revelation concerning the Barack Obama birther controversy, and whether or not Trump continues to question The One’s place of birth.
As reported :
“The media showed up to the presidential ballroom of the new Trump International Hotel on Friday morning expecting Donald Trump to take questions about whether he still questions if President Obama was born in the United States.
“Instead, they got more than a half hour of a variety of military heroes – generals, medal honor recipients and a gold star wife – expressing support for the Republican nominee. And it all aired live on the cable news networks.
“Before the event, Trump tweeted: ‘I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement.’ That was interpreted by the press to mean he was going to address ‘birther questions.’
“That’s because on Thursday, Trump declined to tell the Washington Post if he still questioned whether Obama is an American citizen. But later Thursday night – after his comment took off in the media – Trump’s campaign released a statement saying: ‘Having successfully obtained President Obama’s birth certificate when others could not, Mr. Trump believes that President Obama was born in the United States.’
“Realizing Trump was not using the occasion to address that subject – and instead focus it on the military – many in the press were not happy – and vented on Twitter.”
Trump’s deft handling of the media is one more reason he must be elected and installed in the White House as America’s 45th president! Trump’s excellent skill in handling the media is especially important in the modern era where the media’s left-wing bias is so dominant and hostile to conservative values and truth!
John W. Lillpop