Trump’s team is finally beginning to come to grips with just how unpopular he is. The “fake-news” accusing mongrel that is our current president spoke through White House press secretary Sean Spicer. On his first day addressing the press, Spicer went on an anti-press tirade, telling the media that Trump finds his coverage “demoralizing.”
In response to Trump’s commentary at the C.I.A., on the size of his crowd at the inauguration this Saturday, Spicer tried to spin billionaire Trump, whose candidacy was been based on lies, as a victim. In the era of “alternative facts,” the current president is an underdog.
“It’s not just about a crowd size. It’s about this constant, you know, ‘He’s not going to run. Then if he runs, he’s going to drop out…'” Spicer trailed off. “There is this constant theme to undercut the enormous support that he has. I think it’s unbelievably frustrating when you’re continually told it’s not big enough, it’s not good enough, you can’t win.”
Spicer continued on this tangent, trying to convince the media—Trump’s sworn enemies—that they’ve got this thing all wrong. It doesn’t matter that Trump’s policies are dangerous, underhanded, corrupt, discriminatory and outright backwards; it doesn’t matter that he lost the popular vote by close to 3 million votes, or that the crowd against him was more than triple the size of the crowd for him—nope, Trump is the victim here and the press is at fault.
“He keeps getting told what he can’t do by this narrative that’s out there. And exceeds it every single time. And I think there’s an overall frustration when you turn on the television over and over again and get told that there’s this narrative that you didn’t win, you weren’t going to run, you can’t pick up this state,” commented Spicer.
“Over and over again there’s this constant attempt to undermine his credibility and the movement that he represents. And it’s frustrating for not just him, but I think so many of us that are trying to work to get this message out,” he said before adding, “I’ve never seen it like this,” in regards to how Trump is treated on-air.
Spicer will not admit that the problem isn’t the media coverage of Trump; instead the issue is the source—Trump’s actions are broadcast and his actions are disgusting.
Trump, beacon of white male hope, cannot handle his own reality. He wants his actions to be hidden and covered up like he’s used to. He and his administration have been open about blurring the truth and attempting to present fiction as fact. There is no mistaking it; he is tone-deaf to his own deplorability.
When you employ horrific policy that no one thought capable of passing well into the second decade of the 21st century, you are going to be called out—if not by the cowardly GOP than by the press. Donald Trump, if you see how you are depicted in the media and feel demoralized, imagine how we feel, as we idly watch you destroy our liberties and take away our human rights?
The only solution is to continue to take down Trump, a textbook narcissist, by never accepting nor validating him. We must call him out on his every indiscretion, constantly watching and criticizing. He is not who we elected, he is not our president and he knows it. Slowly but surely, widespread disapproval is wearing him down. It’s not long before the other side turns on him too, finally acknowledging that the callous billionaire-in-chief is voting entirely on self-interest and is the opposite of a populist. Together we can chase Trump out of the White House, a place that even he knows, he does not belong.
Christine is an avid supporter of progressive politics. She is currently getting her Masters degree after concentrating in Gender Studies as an undergrad.