US VideoCast: “Trump Has Declared War on Y’all” — Scott Lucas with CNN

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump argues with CNN's Jim Acosta during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Donald Trump’s “fake news” strategy — Intimidate the media so it stops covering stories that could trouble his Administration

Part of my interview on Sunday morning with CNN International about Donald Trump’s approach to the media and the President’s first appearance before Congress on Tuesday night:

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


    • Obviously no-one leaked the dinner reservation details to this sympathetic journo but Darth Bannon himself, so Der Trumpenführer can finally glean some good press from this performance, whilst also conveying a few unsubtle memos via the candid iPhone camera:
      1. Having Nige there whooping up the vino was a beautiful touch, delivering another corrective kick in the slats to the evil clown Mudda.T-Rex and the whole scheming Britzie Establishment, warning them to keep their filching fingers out of the ‘Rooskie Pie’ currently being half-baked by their Yanki Gestapo cousins [McCainiac faction], lest they be suddenly sacked en masse and President-for-Life Farage installed to run the Democratic People’s Republic of Little England.
      2. It was also appropriate that Traitor Tillerson, after his off-message wheedling in Munich, in which he thoughtlessly dissed the Vladster, was pointedly humiliated by being banished to the Kiddie Korner and not permitted to approach the table while the adults were discussing serious business. This serves unofficial notice he is hanging by a gossamer thread if not getting with the program pronto.

      • Aha, gotcha ya, I knwew you chewed on Tillerson, you barbaric dude, you are on the wrong side once again, the real president who stand up to this responsible position is Tillerson, and along with Mattis (even Pence delivered), they save the face of US.

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