Senior White House officials, speaking to reporters anonymously on Sunday, defended President Trump’s temporary immigration ban and accused the media of skewing the story in an attempt to disparage the new administration.
As described by the Washington Post:
Their overarching message: Everything is going exactly according to plan, nothing has changed since the order was signed, and the news media need to calm down their “false, misleading, inaccurate, hyperventilating” coverage of the “fractional, marginal, minuscule percentage” of international travelers who have been simply “set aside for further questioning” for a couple hours on their way into the greatest country in the world.
“It really is a massive success story in terms of implementation on every single level,” the administration official said at one point.
The way this administration treats the liberal media is a breath of fresh air. For as long as we’ve been alive, Republicans have cowered before the press. Even though many of them fully recognize that the media is essentially a public wing of the Democratic Party, they are terrified of being portrayed as the “bad guys.” So many of them still seem to think that if they just color within the lines and act a little more like Democrats, they’ll suddenly get all of that terrific coverage afforded to the Obamas and Schumers and Reids and Pelosis of the world.
That has never happened. It never will happen. It’s why voters chose Donald Trump over Jeb Bush and the rest of the RINOs running for president. Conservatives finally realized that if we keep making the same mistakes, we’ll keep getting the same results. Ultimately, if Trump turned out to be a failure, at least we could say we tried something different.
And whaddya know – it worked.
Now we have a president who understands that the media is going to twist every word that comes out of his mouth to make him seem like the devil incarnate. And he has surrounded himself with senior strategists who know that trying to gain favor with the press is a losing game. So why try? Why not just…do everything Trump campaigned on?
That’s what we’re seeing here. The media simply cannot abide this new status quo. They will not sit by and let Trump treat them like the enemy that they are. Hilariously – by digging their heels in, they are only solidifying their status as the enemy. They aren’t even bothering to hide it anymore. Given the choice between standing up for national security and standing up for questionable Muslim migrants, they’ve chosen the migrants.
We’ll see if the people of this nation make the same choice. We’re betting…not.