Trump copies Putin strategy

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017|2 a.m.

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Vladimir Putin has actually cracked down on foreign reporters in Russia with a brand-new law that treats them as foreign representatives. As such, they could be hammered for reporting news that the Kremlin does not like.

An ardent fan of Putin, Donald Trump followed suit with a Twitter tirade against the First Amendment, with CNN particularly in his sights.

The president is obsessed with “phony news.” The term phony ways something not true or real. To Trump, it indicates any news that he does not like. He ranted about how CNN did a poor job representing the United States on the world phase. It is the president’s task to represent the nation to the world by telling the truth.

The media cover numerous wars, catastrophes, famines and genocides on the worldwide scene. The damage that governments may do in those locations is greater than the advantages they can provide in good times. Dictatorial federal governments seeing Trump attacking our journalists might choose to do damage to any reporter.

Trump utilizes people, and his support for journalists depends just on excellent press for him. If he hinders truths, he is putting his own personality above the look for reality. He constantly screens details to flatter his own ego.

He justifies his own misdeeds by mentioning those of others.

The male can not hold two opposing concepts in his head at one time. The more we see him face reality, the more we see how little he understands government, stability and leadership.

He can not navigate the crosswinds of opposing concepts to determine which perspective is better suited.

We are winding up with a myriad of bad choices.

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