Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Trump launches 'Real News' channel.

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US President Donald Trump has launched his own news channel via his Facebook, spruiking government achievements he says are ignored by "fake news" media. Mr Trump himself tweeted that "fake news" refused to report his government's successes and now it appears he has taken it upon himself to ensure the message gets out.

Delivering the "Weekly Update" on his official Facebook page was conservative commentator Kayleigh McEnany, who recently left her role at CNN to become the official spokesperson of the Republican Party.
The clip, filmed in Trump Tower, outlines what Mr Trump had achieved throughout the week including new policies that were introduced such as the Raise Act.
"Americans deserve a raise and President Trump is finally putting the American worker first," she said.
It also detailed the number of jobs Mr Trump has created and veterans who he had honoured.
"More great economic news on Friday," Ms McEnany said before launching into a positive spiel about unemployment statistics


Naturally the post set social media alight with many labelling the video state propaganda while others praised the president.


Nicole Wallace, the former White House Communications director to George W. Bush said it appeared Mr Trump had given up on mainstream media.
"He's given up," Ms Wallace said on NBC.


A similar clip was posted last week and featured Mr Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump.
"I bet you haven't heard about all the accomplishments the President had this week because there is so much fake news out there," Ms Trump said.
While it appeared less like a news bulletin and more of PR promo, Ms Trump touched on the same issues as Ms McEnany and ends with the same "real news" sign off.




abc.net.au




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