Instead of providing any fair and meaningful analysis of Wednesday’s failed infrastructure meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrat leaders, some in the media took to downplaying the president’s concerns and mocking his allegedly poor spelling.
As previously reported, just prior to the meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered a statement to the media accusing the president of engaging in some clandestine “cover-up.”
This angered the president, so he effectively cancelled the meeting and issued his own statement to the press, stating bluntly that he will not sit with congressional Democrats to discuss infrastructure until they cut the crap and stop with all the unfounded conspiracy theories.
This left the media with two options. The first was to simply report what had happened and outline the concerns of each side: The president feels as if congressional Democrats are operating a “witch hunt” against him, while congressional Democrats feel as if he’s hiding something. The second option was to distort the truth and talk trash. Which option do you suppose the virulently left-wing media chose?
The media’s headlines speak for themselves:
The New York Times: “Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at Trump’s 3-Minute Meeting With Nancy Pelosi”
USA Today: “Nancy Pelosi on Donald Trump blowup in the Rose Garden: ‘He had a temper tantrum'”
Vanity Fair: “How Nancy Pelosi Humiliated Trump on Infrastructure Week”
And then there’s The Washington Post, which went so far as to accuse the president of being an illiterate boob who can’t spell correctly. As evidence, the Post presented a photograph of a piece of paper full of notes that the president had carried with him to the podium Wednesday.
— Dan Eggen (@DanEggenWPost) May 22, 2019
The Post’s far-left base bought the claim hook, line and sinker.
Even spell check is like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/fGRUOwUn83
— Elizabeth Randol (@RandolElizabeth) May 23, 2019
The people that voted for him may be illiterate, or poor students of grammar. They feel a kindred spirit with those who abuse English.
— Jean Harper (@JeanHar76870550) May 23, 2019
I think he has dyslexia. He’s too arrogant to have ever gotten help because of his very large brain and all his winning. That’s why he has trouble reading and writing People were not joking when they said he can’t read. He really has issues. Just like his hairdo he won’t get help
— JamieJoy Loves #Kamala #Warren #KPorter #Pelosi (@mindcaviar) May 23, 2019
“Dems have no achomlishments” He’s like a dumpster fire, if the dumpster was sentient, and walked around screaming “NO YOURE ON FIRE” to everyone along its path. https://t.co/EGBuvbHuZu
— Cori (@PerihelionDance) May 23, 2019
This is the President.
I’m so terrified I can’t stop laughing. https://t.co/5CpRGewOvK
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) May 23, 2019
No it ain’t a Twitter typo. “Achomlishments” is handwritten by the President with the best brain. https://t.co/N9VBTFGH82
— ThisMayNotEndWell (@peabodypress) May 23, 2019
Was that what the president actually wrote, though?
Take a look at a rotated close-up and decide for yourself:
You can’t really tell, can you? The image is blurry, and the president admittedly doesn’t have the best handwriting. It’s very possible that the word just looks like “achomlishments” because some of the letters were overlapping one another, which can happen when you write in a hurry.
These caveats weren’t noted to The Washington Post’s radical audience. Nor were the paper’s readers informed that the president has previously spelled accomplishments just fine.
Case in point:
Today, we celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of Americans with ASD and reaffirm our commitment to work together to ensure that every member of our society is afforded equal opportunities to reach their full potential.#WorldAutismAwarenessDay https://t.co/JQbJ2TGA3P
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2019
Each year, America pauses to remember its fallen astronaut heroes and the great accomplishments for which they strived. @FLOTUS Melania and I mourn their passing and take to heart the lessons of their lives and the greater human potential to which they continue to inspire. https://t.co/P9d1bpapsd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019
Add the 2026 World Cup to our long list of accomplishments!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
Some people dream of great accomplishments while others stay awake and do them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2014
Isn’t it crazy that people of little or no talent or success can be so critical of those whose accomplishments are great with no retribution
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2013
For one to believe that he misspelled accomplishments, one would also have to believe that Trump somehow forgot how to spell a word he’d previously spelled accurately dozens of times.
The very idea is so out there and conspiratorial that it’d be hard for the average person to believe that an allegedly credible newspaper spouted it. But to those who are aware of the Post’s radicalism and bias, it wouldn’t be difficult to believe at all. It’s just par for the course, after all.
Misspellings or not, President Trump’s priorities are clear by the substance of the notes:
In an accompanying report, the Post downplayed the president’s concerns about the Democrats’ “witch hunt” but made sure to overplay the Democrats’ concerns about a “cover-up”:
“Trump — who with his allies is actively working to block more than 20 separate investigations by Democrats — called himself ‘the most transparent president, probably, in the history of this country,’ and said he had been ready to discuss infrastructure and other priorities before Pelosi’s remark.”
Nowhere in the piece was there any mention of the facts that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has concluded, that congressional Democrats have been offered the chance to read Mueller’s full report and that these same congressional Democrats have refused to read it.
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