Donald Trump is trying to kill the press freedom – like most dictators do – to enjoy complete authority in a crowd of his blind supporters.
By Rakesh Raman
You can’t stop Donald Trump if he wants to live in a liars’ paradise surrounded by liars including his spokespersons some of whom tell lies under the garb of “alternative facts.”
As Trump’s entire presidency is founded on falsehoods, Senator Bernie Sanders calls Trump “a pathological liar” because the new U.S. President dreads truth. He prefers to tell a lie where even a simple truth can work.
After his Thursday’s fake press conference where he was repeatedly questioned by journalists for his blatant lies such as electoral college votes and links with Russia, Trump has stepped up his attack on the media. And unfortunately his party GOP is supporting him in this misadventure.
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Trump and GOP together launched a new campaign Friday that aims to muster people’s support in favor of Trump’s lies and “alternative facts” by distributing free stickers.
In the past about 2 years since he started his election run, Trump would have told more lies than any other person alive or dead on planet earth. But instead of learning from the media’s reactions to his lies, Trump has chosen to attack the media.
He is trying to kill the press freedom – like most dictators do – to enjoy complete authority in a crowd of his blind supporters who have no time and acumen to know the difference between true news stories and Trump’s falsehoods.
These supporters don’t care about his lies or vulgar language because most of them are poor, uneducated, or ignorant who voted Trump with the hope that he will end their sufferings related to joblessness and poverty.
But Trump is exploiting their sentiment by creating a false impression about the media so that all of his supporters should keep believing his false, absurd tweets instead of truthful media reports.
Plus, the GOP also is promoting a survey launched on Trump’s website to further woo his supporters.
As Trump’s election itself is marred in controversies ranging from Russian hacking to voting frauds, in all probability Trump will cook up the survey results to hoodwink the people of America – once again. So, the moral of the story is: Don’t trust Trump.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.