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    Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it? If so, do Trump supporters create an environment of zero accountability for him?

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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes_Minister View Post
    Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it? If so, do Trump supporters create an environment of zero accountability for him?
    Yes. That's how it is.
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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes_Minister View Post
    Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it? If so, do Trump supporters create an environment of zero accountability for him?
    (Sigh) No.

    I am a Trump "supporter," since I voted for him and do support most of his stated campaign policy goals. But not all.

    However, I don't take all the allegations of anti-Trump "reports" (read opinion and propaganda rather than simple news reporting) at face value.

    I do my own fact-checking.

    I also don't agree with his penchant to tweet before he thinks...i.e. I also wish he would just save his comments for public speeches and filtered through his Public Affairs section.

    Still, I also recognize tweeting is his way of speaking to and judging reactions from his base, and for his "base" to feel connected to the person they elected.

    I also realize much of the things some people consider lies are typical "puffing" exaggeration to sell himself and his actions to the public.

    Still, I have no problem recognizing when he does or says things I don't agree with.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And exactly when have you ever listened to criticism of him without dismissing it as fake?
    Did you miss both the "STILL TYPING" along with the request in my tagline (which has been there since I joined) to wait until I was finished?
    Last edited by Captain Adverse; 12-10-17 at 04:02 PM.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    (Sigh) No.

    I am a Trump "supporter," since I voted for him and do support most of his stated policy goals during the campaign, (Still typing).
    And exactly when have you ever listened to criticism of him without dismissing it as fake?


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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post

    However, I don't take all the allegations of anti-Trump "reports" (read opinion and propaganda rather than simple news reporting) at face value.

    Did you miss both the "STILL TYPING" along with the request in my tagline (which has been there since I joined) to wait until I was finished?
    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And exactly when have you ever listened to criticism of him without dismissing it as fake?

    I also have the same question as rocket.
    -"So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause"- Queen Amidala.


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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And exactly when have you ever listened to criticism of him without dismissing it as fake?
    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    I also have the same question as rocket.
    Then you have changed the goal posts from the OP which is titled: "Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?"

    I address issues which I agree are "fake news" reports, and explain why in any such post.

    I have no need to address issues which aren't "fake news," including personal opinions critical of his actions unless I see an issue I factually agree or disagree with.

    For example, I disagree with his tweeting so much and have pointed that out in a few posts.

    I also disagree with the FCC stance on net neutrality, and argued why I'd prefer that be taken out of the hands of the FCC (i.e. Executive Branch discretion) by Congress amending the law.

    I could list more, but in truth I am not answerable to either of you. Especially in an attempted red herring derailment.

    Suffice it to say, I choose not to join those incessant trolling threads which start out as an echo-chamber of Anti-Trump sentiments, following by a gang assault of ad hominin's towards anyone foolish enough to enter in dispute.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes_Minister View Post
    Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it? If so, do Trump supporters create an environment of zero accountability for him?
    It would certainly be easier, if the media hadn't so blatantly given cause to distrust.

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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And exactly when have you ever listened to criticism of him without dismissing it as fake?
    If I may butt in here, I know Trumps faults but I excuse them because he does what he promised to do. Illegal immigration is slowing, citizens are getting back to work, and the economy is improving.

    The left just cannot come to terms with the idea that an outsider, a businessman no less, can work the rigged system and become president. And what does he get for it? Constant criticism, and lies made up when nothing else derogatory is readily available.

    Why? Trump is blamed because the democrats chose to run an entitled criminal and an over the hill socialist for president, and for that, the MSM hates Trump.

    What a depraved party the “Party of the Workingman” has become!
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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    LMAO!!

    CNN has 7 false or misleading stories in a year but the question is can Trump call anything he wants fake news?

    No.

    Just the **** that's fake...


    Good lord.....

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    Re: Can Trump just declare anything he wants to be fake news and will his supporters believe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckiechan View Post
    If I may butt in here, I know Trumps faults but I excuse them because he does what he promised to do. Illegal immigration is slowing, citizens are getting back to work, and the economy is improving.

    The left just cannot come to terms with the idea that an outsider, a businessman no less, can work the rigged system and become president. And what does he get for it? Constant criticism, and lies made up when nothing else derogatory is readily available.

    Why? Trump is blamed because the democrats chose to run an entitled criminal and an over the hill socialist for president, and for that, the MSM hates Trump.

    What a depraved party the “Party of the Workingman” has become!
    You would be wrong......again. The left does not like Trump because a BAD businessman/reality tv star is the worst president ever. Bad tax bill. A bigot and a liar. How many women have accused him of sexual assault? Who is on tape laughing about pussy grabbing?? ...........and don't forget Russia. I don't give a rat's ass who is president as long as it's a free and fair election.
    As far sick and rigged as he says?? Who's on the inside now??
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