If the Washington Post wants to prove President Trump wrong about them being “fake news” then perhaps they shouldn’t lie about what he says. The Post originally claimed in an article about Trump’s tweetstorm from this morning regarding White House press briefings, where Trump talks about possibly discontinuing them, that Trump said it’s “‘not possible’ to always tell the truth.”
You can see the original title in the Facebook post they made above.
The only problem with this is that Trump never said any such thing. What Trump said, and what anybody who has ever spoken in their life can attest to, is that it’s not always possible to be accurate.
The Washington Post would have us believe that President Trump was claiming that sometimes his administration just has to lie, whereas Trump was actually saying sometimes people make mistakes. Not exactly the most controversial statement he’s ever made, regardless of whether you believe that the Trump administration’s many misstatements are actually just honest mistakes.
Shortly thereafter the Post changed the title of their article to the far more accurate, “Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings because it is ‘not possible’ for his staff to speak with ‘perfect accuracy,” but they have failed to put a correction note on the article noting the change or acknowledging their mistake as of the publishing of this blog. This further proves that they were willfully trying to deceive people into believing that Trump had said something he never said.
The reason that Trump can go on these rants about the “Fake News” dishonestly reporting on his administration is because it’s absolutely true in many cases, and the Washington Post’s blatant dishonesty and deception in this instance proves his point. The irony of this is that shortly after Trump’s election the Washington Post put up a new slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” that was supposed to be in response to a Trump administration that they perceived to be dishonest and secretive, and yet here they are doing their best to subvert democracy by blatantly lying to people about what one of their elected officials is saying.