Hollywood’s outrage over Donald Trump is a never-ending cycle and it’s usually rooted in misrepresentation taken out of context or just flat-out falsehoods about the 45thPresident.
It’s like a really long, really complicated version of that children’s game “Telephone” where one person says something and the next misinterprets it and suddenly it is spread like wildfire through the Internet echo chamber.
And President Trump just blasted “Washed up psycho” actress Bette Midler after she perpetuated this one false thing about him.
Every liberal gets so up in arms about President Trump criticizing – sometimes harshly at times – those who unfairly berate our commander-in-chief, but what do you expect him to do when the liberal mainstream media constantly lies about him in the press?
All these “respected journalists and editors” publish potentially damaging stories about Trump that are untrue and then hide behind “anonymous” sources in order to sell more papers or get more clicks.
These journalists bet on the fact there’s no way you can call them on their lies. So how do you hold them accountable? And if you think every single one of them have the utmost integrity and would never do something as immoral and unethical as lying about sources, then your delusion knows no bounds.
Hollywood celebrities also back them and will take everything at their word so long as it’s something damaging about Trump because they think it fits their narrative bias – wanting so desperately for it to be true – so they can claim “see I told you,” to Trump’s supporters.
The two-time Academy Award nominee posted an old meme of his face and a quote he allegedly said to People Magazine in 1998 saying, “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They love anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.”
You might remember that during Trump’s campaign in late 2015 and even into when he became President-elect, this meme spread all over the place, shared by gullible liberals who believed he would say something like that.
The only problem is he never said that and it was repeatedly debunked after it floated around the interwebs for almost two years.
A spokesperson for the popular magazine said, “PEOPLE looked into this matter exhaustively when the quote first surfaced. We combed through every Trump story in our archive and did not find anything remotely like this quote – and no Trump interview in 1998.”
But of course Trump wouldn’t succumb to such nonsense perpetuated by one of Hollywood’s biggest haters.
Trump tweeted, “Washed up psycho Bette Midler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make ‘your great president’ look really bad. She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!”
Now, to be fair, Midler did apologize, but there was a catch, “I apologize; this quote turns out to be a fake from way back in ‘15-16. Don’t know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true!”
“But it sounds SO much like him,” is the worst kind of disingenuous deflecting-blame sort of apology. It’s actually shameful, but Trump-haters don’t care.