Letter: Fake news by media or fake hope by Twitter?

To the Editor:

Trump Tweet Jul 3, 2017: “At some point the Fake News will be forced to discuss our great jobs numbers, strong economy, success with ISIS, the border & so much else!”

What do greater job numbers tell us in a world where it is acceptable to pay poverty wages? For whom do we have a strong economy?

Trump Tweet Jun 27, 2017: “So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!”

If CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, New York Times, and the Washington post are all peddling fake news, who should we trust? Our president’s tweets?

Trump Tweets Jul 9, 2017:

  • “I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion…”
  • “Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.”

Washington Post July 9, 2017: “Lawmakers bewildered by Trump’s suggestion of forming a ‘Cyber Security unit’ with Russia. His pledge to partner with Putin drew stern denunciations from Democrat and Republican officials, who cast Trump as dangerously naive.”

If you asked a crumb-covered 5-year-old if he took a forbidden cookie from the cookie jar, he would probably say no. I don’t know for certain what Putin’s involvement has been, but I’m sure I wouldn’t ask him to protect the cookie jar.

Sara Schrager