How ‘Fake News’ Replaced ISIS As Trump’s Favorite Enemy

Donald Trump has officially been in office for over one month, and while there are several policies he has followed through on, but there is one major campaign promise he seems to be ignoring…

“We are going to convey my top generals and give them a simple instruction,” Trump promised during a campaign rally in September. “They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS. We have no choice.”

Now that Trump is done with the campaign trail, he seems to be done with the crucial foreign policy rhetoric that made Americans support him.

What ever happened to the presidential candidate who had the audacity to call out the Obama Administration for supporting the creation of ISIS?

“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” Trump said during a campaign rally in August. “He is the founder of ISIS. He is the founder of ISIS, OK? He’s the founder. He founded ISIS. And I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”

But now that Trump is the one in charge, he seems to have forgotten all about the terrible things the Obama administration did, because now he’s doing the same things, such as launching drone strikes in foreign countries, killing innocent civilians, and pushing for unnecessary aggression against sovereign countries.

Yet one of the most incredible things about Trump’s rhetoric, is that not only is he NOT talking about how hypocritical U.S. foreign policy is, he has now diverted his energy to talking about “fake news.” He has even gone as far as to call fake news “the enemy of the American people.”

But the thing is… Americans are already aware of the corruption that exists within the mainstream media.

Trust in the media is at an all-time low. According to a Gallup poll from Sept. 2016, only 32 percent of the people surveyed said that they had “a great amount” or “a fair amount” of trust in the media to “report the news fully, accurately and fairly.” That number was down from 40 percent in 2015.

Trump’s barrage of Tweets about the dangers of fake news aren’t helping to “Make America Great Again,” but they are serving as the perfect distraction from a series of foreign policy decisions that follow in the footsteps of his predecessor.


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Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.

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