With today’s bombshell announcement that Trump shared highly classified information with the Russians during their recent visit into the Oval Office, the King of Horror hit the nail on the head:
Trump releases classified info to the Russians. Not fake news; not liberal bias. Folks, HE'S DOING THIS TO HIMSELF.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 15, 2017
Trump has repeatedly decried any negative media coverage as “fake news” or “liberal bias.” Most recently, he denounced the “mainstream” media for refusing to air his ad celebrating his 100th day in office. In that very ad, he labeled journalists from CNN, PBS, ABC, CBS, and MSNBC “fake news.”
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
Revelations like today’s – which seem to happen with greater frequency each week – are not, however, “fake news” or “liberal bias.” As King himself said, Trump is bringing these unprecedented scandals onto himself. Despite his seeming inability to own up to his mistakes, Trump cannot blame today’s events on anyone but himself.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.