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Trump just blamed the media in weak attempt at damage control over Taliban-Camp David debacle

Trump just blamed the media in weak attempt at damage control over Taliban-Camp David debacle

Donald Trump has once again engulfed himself in yet another completely avoidable controversy by inviting and then disinviting the Taliban for peace talks at Camp David during the week of the 9/11 anniversary. The covertly planned talks were abandoned after another Taliban terror attack inside Afghanistan left numerous people dead, including one American soldier.

Regardless of what one thinks of the idea of cutting a deal with the Taliban—the radical theofascistic gang which aided, abetted, and sheltered Al-Qaeda in the leadup to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon—there is no excuse for inviting its leaders to the United States during the week of 9/11. By simply holding the talks a week sooner or later, and perhaps in a third-party nation to avoid further unnecessary international legitimization of the brutal Islamist regime, the White House could have easily avoided the majority of the criticisms currently raining down on it.

The fact that the Trump administration would plan the talks so callously is a slap in the face to all those who lost loved ones in New York City on that horrific September morning. It represents a complete lack of empathy on the part of the president, perhaps not surprising coming from a man who boasted on 9/11 that the collapse of the WTC meant he now owned the tallest building in Manhattan.

Outrage has understandably been growing in reaction to the president’s aborted Taliban plans, and now he’s lashing out at the coverage. Trump took to Twitter to slam the “Fake News” for reporting that he overruled senior members of his administration and pushed for the Camp David meeting.

“This Story is False!” Trump said, which is usually what he says when a story about him is absolutely true but unflattering. He accused the “Dishonest Media” of cultivating the appearance of a White House in turmoil. Of course, anyone who has been paying attention the past few years knows that it’s far more than simply an appearance. This administration is, at all times, a spiraling chaotic mess.

The president went on to say that the media as a whole is “an arm of the Democrat Party,” a truly pathetic accusation coming from a man who whines when Fox News, little more than state propaganda at this point, runs a story that’s anything less than utterly obsequious towards him.

As he so often does, Trump then went off on a rambling Twitter rant about his imagined victories, touting the economy and the lack of a current recession as some historic personal achievements of his before offering some tepid, hackneyed argument that the U.S. military should not serve as “policemen.”

Before completely winding down, Trump also fired off the delusional claim that Democrats won’t win in 2020 because “Americans are too smart!” If they are indeed smart, every voter with even a scrap of morality will not only vote against Trump but convince everyone they know to do the same. America deserves better than this.

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