There’s a reason Trump calls our mainstream media “fake news.” That’s because they never miss an opportunity to broadcast rumors as “fact.”
Since his election, the mainstream media has pushed as major news rumors from “unnamed sources.”
The latest is really baffling. Laurence O’Donnell went on national TV and announced he had information to suggest Trump really does have close ties to Russia.
From Fox News:
O’Donnell and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow discussed Tuesday night how Trump was “able to obtain loans when no one else would loan him any money.”
…“Deutsche Bank obtained tax returns…this single source close to Deutsche Bank has told me that Donald Trump’s loan documents there show he has co-signers. That’s how he was able to obtain those loans and that the co-signers are Russian oligarchs.”
The MSNBC host claimed a single source had documents that proved Trump had to get a Russian oligarch to co-sign a loan.
Because “supposedly” nobody would give Trump a loan without one!
You don’t have to be a crack detective to know that is a load of bull! Donald Trump is a billionaire. Banks frequently come to him asking if he would borrow money from them. How often do you hear of that happening with anyone else?
Trump doesn’t need a co-signer, especially one from Russia. Yet O’Donnell ran with this as a major bombshell—with no evidence to prove it.
The president, as you can imagine, was outraged.
From Fox News:
“Crazy Lawrence O’Donnell, who has been calling me wrong from even before I announced my run for the Presidency, even being previously forced by NBC to apologize, which he did while crying, for things he said about me & The Apprentice, was again forced to apologize, this time … for the most ridiculous claim of all, that Russia, Russia, Russia, or Russian oligarchs, co-signed loan documents for me, a guarantee,” Trump tweeted.
President Trump demanded an apology, saying the reports were totally false. He went on to discuss how O’Donnell’s report is no different than the fake news that we’ve had to deal with for years.
He’s not wrong. O’Donnell and the rest of the left-wing media pounce on rumors and nonsense, hoping it would hurt Trump. Never do they verify. Even rarer is when they apologize.
O’Donnell was forced to admit his error on live TV.
From Fox News:
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell kicked off his show Wednesday night by apologizing for running an unverified report that directly tied President Trump’s finances to Russia, which he retracted.
Yeah, that’s going to hurt his reputation and the reputation of MSNBC. As if it could get any worse!
O’Donnell claims the network has a “rigorous” verification process for their news. Really? Then how do you explain anything Rachel Maddow says?
The fact-checkers of the MSM are a joke. MSNBC is in hot water because they jump on any scandal that looks damaging to the president.
They didn’t care if this “Russian co-signer” story was true. They just put it out there, knowing Trump haters were going to spread it online.
He may have apologized, but much more has to be done before Americans trust the MSM again.