“Fake news, fake media,” and like cries have become the cornerstone of the Trump administration and their followers. Built on the premise that because networks like CNN don’t report favorably about Trump, their information lacks credibility, Trump has amassed a cult-like following where his very public, bitter, undiplomatic, and childish war with the press is concerned.
Especially as stories relate to Trump’s and his allies’ ties to Russia, Donald Trump would much rather petulantly scream “fake news,” than produce evidence that proves his allegations to be true. For their part, however, various media outlets have run story after story that legitimately connects multiple people in Trump’s inner circle to several members of the Russian government.
To date, the only so-called win the Trump administration is able to claim is that a few CNN employees made some poor choices with one Russia story, a retraction was printed, and those staffers ultimately resigned. As much as the Trump administration has tried to blow this isolated incident out of proportion, CNN is not backing down and data shows their supporters trust CNN more than Trump.
That’s not all, either. On Wednesday, Claude Taylor, alum of many White House administrations tweeted a thread that confirms CNN’s reporting about Trump/Russia is far from “fake.” Taylor posted:
Able to connect the dots between the probable real reason for the Trump administration’s attacks on CNN, other Twitter users sounded off in response to Taylor’s tweet:
One person asked a very valid question about the release of the aforementioned information:
why are they holding it and not releasing?
— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) July 5, 2017
Another user gave an answer that may shed some light as to why such damning information hasn’t been released:
If there is any truth to the theory that Special Counsel Mueller’s ongoing investigation has anything to do with why CNN hasn’t released the information they have, then one would have to assume that Mueller’s findings would almost certain include CNN’s research. One can only hope that the addition of that information to Mueller’s investigation would mean Trump and/or guilty parties connected to him will be brought to justice.