The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that President Trump, demonic force of authoritarianism that he is, was yelling at his aides about the wall not getting built quickly enough. “Steal the land,” he shouted. “Break the law!” And so forth. And when those timid aides gently inquired as to what might happen to them if they went on an illegal mission to confiscate private land for the purposes of building the border wall? Why, the president simply told them that he would issue pardons to anyone accused of committing a crime.
This is what passes for reality in the minds of a Washington Post writer (and for many of their readers, we’re quite sure).
Under normal circumstances, this nonsense would not be published in a major paper. Under slightly less normal circumstances, it might be printed, but it would be so farcical on its face that the White House wouldn’t even deign to acknowledge it. Unfortunately, in the fake news era that we find ourselves in, President Trump felt it was necessary to refute this garbage.
“Another totally Fake story in the Amazon Washington Post (lobbyist) which states that if my Aides broke the law to build the Wall (which is going up rapidly), I would give them a Pardon,” Trump said on Twitter. “This was made up by the Washington Post only in order to demean and disparage – FAKE NEWS!”
Naturally, several 2020 Democratic candidates took the Washington Post’s bait.
“Donald Trump is dangling pardons for subordinates who would break the law to build his vanity project on the southern border,” Sen. Kamala Harris said. “Let’s be honest here: Trump is a lawless president.”
Or…hear us out here…the Washington Post is a lying partisan rag.
“We can’t become numb to these stories: Trump has promised to pardon government workers who break the law to build a wall we don’t need,” tweeted Beto O’Rourke. “This is the consequence of failing to impeach him: He believes he’s above the law—and he’ll keep acting like it, until we hold him accountable.”
Hold him accountable…for what? Oh, right, this fake news nonsense. The same fake news you and your ilk were perpetuating for two solid years when it came to Russian collusion, right? Yes, let’s all get up in arms about something else improbable and unlikely.
This nonsense makes you want to nuke a hurricane!