Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Media Finally Comes for Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been serving bullshit since forever.

His supporters has been keeping him in the limelight for way too long, but now it seems that the media is gearing for a take down. After his racist tweet over the weekend, Trump has been taken to task... Mostly by Fox News!.

Yes, Fox News. Check out this interview will Bill O'Reilly

The New York Times just publish a scathing piece on his lies and how the media has to hold him responsible. They state:
America has just lived through another presidential campaign week dominated by Donald Trump’s racist lies. Here’s a partial list of false statements: The United States is about to take in 250,000 Syrian refugees; African-Americans are responsible for most white homicides; and during the 9/11 attacks, “thousands and thousands” of people in an unnamed “Arab” community in New Jersey “were cheering as that building was coming down.”

In the Republican field, Mr. Trump has distinguished himself as fastest to dive to the bottom. If it’s a lie too vile to utter aloud, count on Mr. Trump to say it, often. It wins him airtime, and retweets through the roof.
This phenomenon is in fact nothing new. Politicians targeting minorities, foreigners or women have always existed in the culture. And every generation or so, at least one demagogue surfaces to fan those flames.
Nate Silver also post the truth about Trump's lead, which is basically nothing to be worried about:
One problem with this is that it’s not enough for Trump to merely avoid fading. Right now, he has 25 to 30 percent of the vote in polls among the roughly 25 percent of Americans who identify as Republican. (That’s something like 6 to 8 percent of the electorate overall, or about the same share of people who think the Apollo moon landings were faked.) As the rest of the field consolidates around him, Trump will need to gain additional support to win the nomination. That might not be easy, since some Trump actions that appeal to a faction of the Republican electorate may alienate the rest of it. Trump’s favorability ratings are middling among Republicans (and awful among the broader electorate).
While it's been interesting to watch, the Trump Train is falling apart. By the end of this mess, he will be a sad memory of how the GOP stooped so low.

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