The NY Times’ star reporter just publicly humiliated Trump over his “anonymous sources” anti-media Twitter rant


President Trump took to Twitter this morning to once again rage against the “fake news media” and all of their “anonymous sources” after getting all riled up after watching a FOX News segment.

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Aside from being ridiculous, the idea of Trump complaining about “anonymous sources” is ludicrous, since Trump himself is infamous for pretending to be an “anonymous source” as a way to get the media to write stories about him and feed his vastly overinflated ego and sense of self-importance.

The New York Times‘ star White House reporter took to Twitter and called him out for his hypocrisy for all to see.


But perhaps worst of all, Trump once cited an anonymous source as evidence in his disgustingly racist “birther” campaign against President Obama, accusing him of lying to the American people about where he was born and thus questioning his eligibility to lead this country.

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Trump is seemingly incapable of doing anything without plunging into the swamp of shameful hypocrisy. After observing the President so closely for so long, certain patterns in his behavior are becoming clear, like the way he interprets things solely through the lens of his own experiences and stubbornly refuses to consider any information that would discredit or conflict with his preconceived notions.

Take, for instance, the controversy around his administration’s decision to re-legalize the use of toxic asbestos in construction in the United States. Trump famously once called the mountain of scientific evidence indicating that asbestos is highly toxic and causes cancer “a mob-led conspiracy” because in New York, the companies that worked to remove asbestos from buildings were largely linked to the mafia, and he resented having to pay them to remove the stuff from his buildings. 

Those past experiences — or perhaps more specifically, that past resentment — has convinced Trump that asbestos is, in fact, safe, despite all the evidence to the contrary.


Similarly, since Trump himself has used “anonymous sources” to spread fake news in the past, he can only conceive of “anonymous sources” as part of a larger conspiracy against him by his enemies, because that’s what he would do.

It just goes to show that at every possible level, even the cognitive, Donald Trump is unfit and unqualified to hold the presidency of the United States.

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Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.