In his first public remarks addressing unfounded rumors over the weekend, President Donald Trump took some time before a Cabinet meeting in Tuesday to slam the media for speculating about his trip to Walter Reed Medical Center.
“I went for a physical,” Trump explained. “And I came back and my wife said, ‘Darling are you OK? Oh they’re reporting you may have had a heart attack. I said, ‘Why did I have a heart attack?’ ‘Because you went to Walter Reed Medical Center’ — that’s where we go when we get the physicals.
“I was only there for a very short period of time,” he continued. “I went, did a very routine, just a piece of it, the rest takes place in January.”
Trump said that after spending some time visiting with a badly injured soldier, he headed back home. At that time, he was told that CNN was speculating that he went to the hospital with massive chest pain and had possibly suffered a heart attack.
“These people are sick,” Trump said of the media. “They’re sick. And the press really in this country is dangerous. We don’t have freedom of the press in this country. We have the opposite. We have a very corrupt media, and I hope they can get their act straight.”
Well, if they haven’t done so by now, we don’t expect them to change anytime soon. They’re going to stay the course, printing any rumor they might hear on the wind, just as long as it keeps bringing in the big bucks. The major cable news channels and newspapers are more interested in playing to their audiences than they are in publishing the truth. And, knowing that the news cycle will be completely different in 24 hours, they feel very little compunction about going to press with blatant lies. After all, who’s going to remember in a couple of weeks? This is why they feel empowered to sling fake news with impunity.
But, even after listening to this fierce denial, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer decided to believe the fake news over the president.
“I don’t have any idea what’s going on, but if we learned anything at all from this administration, it takes them several tries before they get their story straight and the truth comes out,” Schumer said. “So I think people are right to question the truthfulness of stories from the administration. In the meantime, I wish the president well from whatever he’s recovering from and whatever caused him to go to the hospital.”
Ah, imagine being one of the main orchestrators of the Russia hoax and having the nerve to complain about the “truthfulness” of President Trump. It’s just amazing.