“The leaks are absolutely real, the news is fake”

Let’s look at this statement for a minute from President Trump, “The leaks are absolutely real, the news is fake!”  This is a contradiction of terms, an oxymoron if I may.  The hypocrisy of the statement comes from the fact that almost all news outlets reported on the intelligence leaks, to which Donald Trump himself states are real.  He even pointed out that the leaks are real by telling the reporters in the crowd they should know the leaks are real because they wrote about them and saw them.  If the leaks are “absolutely real” and the reporters know they are real because the wrote about them, then how is the news about them fake?

Logic indicates that the terms of those statements go hand in hand, either they are both “absolutely real” or they are both “fake news”.  Since the reporting from the news outlets came directly from the intelligence leaks, they are inevitably linked as both true or both false.

The New York Times broke the story of Gen. Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyakin in which they discussed the Russian Sanctions that the Obama administration had imposed on Russia for interfering in the US election.   Their sources for the story of this conversation came directly from leaks from the intelligence agency.  The President and White House have both confirmed that the leaks happened and Flynn was asked to resign because of the leaks.  So we know the leaks are real, no one is disputing this.  So if the leaks are real and Donald Trump confirmed the leaks are “absolutely real”, it stands that the news that came from the real leaks that cost Flynn his position are absolutely real.  If the news about the leaks is fake, then President Trump just fired his National Security Adviser for no reason because that would mean the leaks had to be fake.

In my opinion the President is telling the truth and the leaks are absolutely real, which concludes that the news about the leaks was absolutely real, therefore, not fake news.  It is also worth noting that when asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta on what Donald Trump means by fake news, his reply was “because  it is fake news.”  What kind of answer is that?  Fake news is fake news because it’s fake news?  Well Mr. President, a lie is a lie because it’s a lie!

For the record, it was only a few months ago that Donald Trump stated “I LOVE WIKILEAKS!”  Aren’t leaks Great!?

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I am a late 30’s Liberal Democrat. I am obsessed with facts and research. I DO NOT believe we can survive in a fact free America and am hoping to help guide our fellow hitchhikers on this site and free us from “alternative facts.” I will always stay true to 42.