Of All the Asinine Things Trump Said During His Press Conference, One Line Stood Out the Most (Video)

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Donald Trump’s Thursday press conference, please try to find the time for it if you can. I know it’s difficult to stomach listening to him, but this was a dumpster fire worth watching. One quote in particular stood out to me:

“The leaks are absolutely real; the news is fake.”

Sure, his supporters likely agreed with that statement, but that doesn’t mean that it actually makes sense simply because they’re naive enough to believe anything he says.



What he seemed to be implying is that there are people leaking information, but what they’re saying isn’t real.

Okay, fair enough. One question though: If what they’re leaking isn’t real, then why is he calling it “illegal”?

If someone shares supposed classified information, that’s not “illegal” in the sense that Trump’s implying. Because, after all, it’s “fake,” right?

Furthermore, if the leaks are real, then how can the media be making up “fake news”? It’s not “fake” if there are people from in and around his administration leaking misleading, inaccurate, or blatant lies to the media.

So, how can the leaks be real, but media be “fake” for reporting what the real leaks (Trump’s own words) are telling them?

That doesn’t remotely make sense. 

The media reports what it finds credible. While mistakes happen, most credible media entities aren’t going to run with a story unless the sources they’re using are proven to be credible and reliable. These folks don’t get a random tip from some anonymous person they know nothing about, then run with that story.

As the saying goes: That’s not how it works, that’s not how any of this works. 

The truth is, if none of this information were true, then Trump wouldn’t be obsessing about it as much as he is. Donald Trump is unhinged and unstable — but he’s predictable. When he’s terrified of people believing information that’s true, he obsesses about trying to undermine those reporting on it.

Instead of providing actual evidence for anything he says, he just says it — then accuses others of being liars, making up “fake news.”

For example, he went on a rant about how he has no financial ties to Russia. Clearly if he does he’s never going to publicly admit that, but he can prove that he doesn’t by very simply releasing his tax returns. That’s something he’s yet to do and has shown no signs that he ever will. Meaning that when it comes to legitimate questions tens of millions of people have concerning possible ties to Russia that could compromise him as president, we’re supposed to simply take the word of a man who refuses to provide the actual evidence to support his claim.



Politics aside, some of the tell-tale signs of a con man are someone who tells you that they’re the only one you can trust, while making excuses for providing any evidence to back up whatever they’re claiming. Two things Trump frequently does.

There were plenty of ridiculous things Trump said during his press conference, but this one sentence was a perfect representation of his minuscule intelligence. I’m sure he thinks it made sense, and his supporters ate it right up, but it actually counters the propaganda he’s been pushing about “fake news” and “illegal leaks.”

Because if the leaks aren’t real, then the vast majority of what’s been reported by the media isn’t “illegal” since the information wasn’t true. And the media can’t be “fake” for reporting on “real illegal leaks” from his administration, if people working with and around him are the ones leaking things to the press.

Clearly, Donald Trump is too stupid to grasp any of that.

Watch his comment below via MSNBC:





Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

Comments

Facebook comments

  • Blerg

    Allen, you are working too hard trying to understand the unfathomable depths of Cheetolini’s delusions. What I don’t understand is why are his supporters still hanging on, after all this craziness? What is it going to take for them to finally confess that they were duped?

    • ORAXX

      There will be people who cling to Trump regardless of what happens. They are of the same mindset as those who still want to get even for the way Nixon was treated, and think Joseph McCarthy was a great patriot.

      • I’ve made 104,000 bucks in last 12 months by working from my home and I was able to do it by w­o­r­k­i­n­g in my own time f­o­r several hours a day. I was following an earning model I stumbled upon from company that i found online and I am so happy that i made so much money. It’s really beginner friendly a­­n­­d I’m just so grateful that i found this. Here is what i did… https://twitter.com/StinnettMargar1/status/835382203185967104

      • I was paid 104,000 bucks in 2016 by freelancing online a­n­d I was able to do it by work­ing in my own time f­­o­­r 3+ h every day. I used a business model I found online and I am so excited that I was able to earn so much money on the side. It’s really user-friendly and I’m so blessed that i learned about it. Here’s what I do… http://twitter.com/StinnettMargar1/status/836185560993542145

      • I have profited 104 thousand dollars last year by doing an on-line job and I manage to do it by w­o­r­k­i­n­g part time f­­o­­r 3 or sometimes more hrs a day. I used a money making model I came across from company that i found online and I am excited that I was able to earn so much money on the side. It’s so beginner friendly and I’m so grateful that i discovered this. Here’s what I did… http://twitter.com/StinnettMargar1/status/836198198980988928

      • I profited 104 thousand bucks in last 12 months by working from my home a­­n­­d I did it by work­ing part time for several hrs a day. I used work opportunity I found online and I am amazed that i made so much extra income. It’s user friendly a­­n­­d I’m so happy that I found out about it. Here is what i do… http://superb84.weebly.com

    • Shirleyonookeb

      Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dh286c:
      On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
      !dh286c:
      ➽➽
      ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialCashJobs585DirectRapidGetPaid$97/Hour ★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫★★★✫::::::!dh286c:….,….

  • ORAXX

    Given his propensity to lie about everything, even when he would be far better served by the truth, I don’t think Donald Trump is capable of understanding what is true and what isn’t. He inhabits some nether world where he is the greatest at everything that’s ever been, and everyone adores him.

    • Suzanne Eades

      Exactly!

  • mary.griffith

    I have made $104000 in last 12 months by freelancing online and I did that by w­orking part time for few h each day. I followed a business opportunity I came across from company that i found online and I am so amazed that i made so much extra income. It’s really user friendly a­n­d I’m so thankful that I found out about this. Here is what i did… http://statictab.com/astkxim

  • I was paid 104000 dollars last year by working from my home a­­n­­d I was able to do it by wor­king part-time f­o­r 3+ hours /day. I used an earning model I came across online and I am amazed that I was able to earn so much extra income. It’s really beginner friendly a­n­d I’m so happy that I found out about it. Here’s what I did… http://statictab.com/r2tyhgi

  • I have earned 104,000 thousand dollars in 2016 by freelancing from home a­­n­­d I did that by work­ing part-time f­o­r 3+ hrs each day. I’m using work opportunity I found online and I am so excited that i was able to make such great money. It’s really user friendly and I’m so blessed that i learned about it. This is what i do… http://statictab.com/dntj48t