US Intelligence says Russia may have collected compromising personal information on Trump, and the President-elect responds with “Fake news – a total political witchhunt!”
January 10, 2017
Breaking news on several media outlets reported today that America’s intelligence agencies last week presented President Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump with a summary of unsubstantiated reports that Russia had collected compromising and salacious personal information about Mr. Trump, two officials with knowledge of the briefing said. The summary is based on memos generated by political operatives who sought to derail Mr. Trump’s candidacy.
President-elect Trump claims via Twitter the US intelligence information is “fake news” and is a political witchhunt.
In an appearance recorded for NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Mr. Trump’s spokeswoman, Kellyanne Conway, said of the claims in the opposition research memos, “He has said he is not aware of that.”
Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway consistently distorts the truth and contradicts what US intelligence agencies have clearly reported. How does her denials and obfuscation help shape the presidenct-elect’s image and ability to lead?
Does Trump understand the concept of online “fake news?” Is he trying to re-define news as something he doesn’t agree with as now “fake news?” Please add your comments below.