Democrats cannot believe it – after two and half years of relentless day-by-day assaults on Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy in June 2015, president Trump is standing tall while it is the Democrats and their media cronies who are in a state of collapse.
Wonderful… absolutely fantastic.
Look at this tax reform bill passed on December 2. This is historic. If Trump were so weak, how did he get it passed?
Answer: Trump is strong and getting stronger every day. The more these assaults on him fail, the stronger he gets. Or as the old saying goes, “what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger…”
We now have another major blow to the Fake News media, perhaps the biggest one of all. Brian Ross of ABC News put out a fake story on Friday, December 1 about how “candidate” Donald Trump had told national security adviser designate general Michael Flynn to contact Russian agents. This was reported as if this was the smoking gun about Trump collusion with Russia to steal the election.
Only problem is that the story was Fake News. And it caused a major fall in the stock market. This could have caused a financial catastrophe and Ross and ABC should be held accountable for that. ABC had to announce a retraction, but did not do so for hours.
The fact is that someone in the Trump administration-to-be told Flynn in December – after the election and during the transition – to contact the Russian ambassador about a United Nations issue about the war in Syria. This is legitimate and standard operating procedure for a new president coming into office, to get his administration up and rolling.
In other words, it was not “candidate” Trump who ordered the contact as Ross claimed. In fact it may not even have been “president-elect” Trump who called Flynn. It is believed to have been Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner but probably under the orders of the president-elect himself.
Here is Fox News reporting about Ross:
ABC’s famously error-prone chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross was at it again on Friday when the network was forced to issue an embarrassing correction when Ross botched a bombshell “exclusive” about retired general Michael Flynn.
An ABC spokesperson declined to comment on whether Ross will be disciplined. He has not been sanctioned for past errors.
Ross’s report, delivered live to ABC stations during a “special report” on Friday, said that Flynn would testify that Donald Trump had ordered him to make contact with Russians about foreign policy while he was still a candidate – which raised the specter of impeachment and sent the Dow careening down.
Later in the day, ABC issued a “clarification” to Ross’s report, saying that Trump’s alleged directive came during the transition, after he’d been elected president– a key distinction.
After Ross misreported the news on Friday morning, he appeared on “World News Tonight” to correct himself.
“During a live Special Report, ABC News reported that a confidant of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the campaign,” the correction noted. “That source later clarified that during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots. It was shortly after the election, that President-elect Trump directed Flynn to contact Russian officials on topics that included working jointly against ISIS.”
Friends, this does not deserve a clarification or correction. Ross should be fired. This is a massive blunder that could have been a threat to our nation in that it spooked the stock market and could have caused a global panic. It is another brick pulled out of the wall of the Democrat/media complex. This is a gigantic punch in the nose to ABC and Ross.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions to the Ross Fake News:
Donald Trump Jr.:
@ABC retracts their misleading “bombshell” and removes their tweet approximately 12 hours after they knew it to be false. I know it’s rare for you guys to get more than 200 RTs so I guess you milk it when you can?!?! #fakenews
Former Fox News journalist Greta Van Susteren:
This is a huge blunder by ABC today and it impacted the market today-getting it right is key: “ABC News Issues On-Air Clarification to Report About Flynn Russian Outreach and Trump | Mediaite
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer:
@ABC “news” owes it viewers an apology. Calling false reporting a “clarification” is a cop out and just another reason for the decline in trust of the media
Oliver Darcy, politics editor at Business Insider:
This is a big distinction. Market tanked when ABC News report dropped.
CNN’s Brian Stelter:
ABC’s outrageous error: Will there be disciplinary action? The network declined to say when @oliverdarcy asked.
Here is another Brian Ross Fake News story from the movie-theater shooting in Colorado in 2012. This is from Hot Air:
Why does Brian Ross still have a job? He’s infamous among right-wingers for going on the air after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado in 2012 and noting that the shooter, James Holmes, shared a name with a man from Aurora named Jim Holmes who was listed on a Colorado Tea Party Patriots membership page. “Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes – but this is Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado,” Ross told “Good Morning, America.” It … wasn’t the same James Holmes. And if he didn’t have reason to believe that it was, he never should have mentioned it on air, as virtually every journalist in the United States reminded him afterward.
Not only did the Fake News complex take a big hit over this shabby Ross character, but Trump then went on Saturday to see the US Senate pass the biggest tax bill in 30 years.
So once again, the media and the Democrats went from ecstatic on Friday after hearing Fake News about a dire threat to the Trump presidency to depressed at Saturday noon after seeing the Fake News fall apart and Trump get a historic legislative win.
This is a cycle. And it just keeps repeating itself as the Democrats fall into an abyss of confusion and anger as Trump soars higher and higher, in total command of the nation.
This all begins with Trump himself, whom the media grossly underestimated. Here are some of the ways that they said he could never win. They said:
The Trump candidacy is a joke, he insulted Megyn Kelly, he can’t win the nomination, he insulted the Pope, he will be challenged at the convention, he insulted the muslim couple on Twitter, the Access Hollywood tape will end him, Hillary will beat him in the debates, there is a 91% chance that Hillary will win the election, the three-state recount will negate his win, the electoral college will stop him, the inauguration crowds were small and riots will stop Trump, the travel ban will be overturned and finish Trump, the media hate Trump and thus he cannot survive, he pulled out of Paris ‘climate’ accord, his children and grandchildren are evil, impeachment is imminent, he can’t get Obamacare repeal, Trump is a racist, he overfed the fish in Japan, Trump is insane, he’ll start a nuclear war, he’ll never get to 3% growth, tax bill will never pass, Mueller will get him, Flynn will turn on Trump, Melania is a witch, Christmas decorations are evil, etc. They even reported that Trump took two scoops of ice cream at dinner, but his guests only got one scoop.
In other words they have underestimated Trump every inch of the way and lashed out in the most egregious terms. Yet president Trump is still standing tall while this Brian Ross fraud is just the latest collapse in the credibility of the liberals and their media cronies.
This is going to be a long-lasting scar on ABC News. Let us hope that Ross loses his job.
Meanwhile let’s look at what has happened to the Democrats in the last few weeks:
Two leading liberal media icons – Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood and Matt Lauer at the Today show in New York – both got kicked out of their jobs for sexual harassment, abuse and rape. And you just watch; top NBC executives are going to go too, because they knew about Lauer.
The list of abusers on the left just keeps growing every day from National Public Radio to CNN to Broadway. Democrat Al Franken is going to be forced out of the US Senate over sexual abuse. That would be sweet justice since Franken’s first election in 2008 was riddled with suspicions of fraud.
Congressman John Conyers is on the way out. His wife has served jail time for corruption.
Democrats lost five straight elections after Trump was elected.
And on and on. Fantastic. Trump is truly changing the world. The Democrats and media just can’t stop shooting themselves in the foot.
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