President Trump called-out the mainstream media and left-wing networks Tuesday evening, slamming CNN and MSNBC for their role in covering a Russia-backed anti-Trump event in New York City just days after the 2016 presidential election.
The President vented his frustration with the liberal outlets on social media, saying “bad ratings” drove both networks to give the Kremlin-linked protests “wall-to-wall” coverage; broadcasting the ‘Trump is NOT My President’ protest for hours.
“Bad ratings @CNN & @MSNBC got scammed when they covered the anti-Trump Russia rally wall-to-wall. They probably knew it was Fake News but, because it was a rally against me, they pushed it hard anyway. Two really dishonest newscasters, but the public is wise!” Trump tweeted.
Bad ratings @CNN & @MSNBC got scammed when they covered the anti-Trump Russia rally wall-to-wall. They probably knew it was Fake News but, because it was a rally against me, they pushed it hard anyway. Two really dishonest newscasters, but the public is wise!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018
The media’s role in publicizing the rally made national headlines this week, following special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment that showed multiple Russian nationals were involved in organizing and promoting the anti-Trump event.
COLLUSION CRUMBLES: Mueller Says Russian Agents HELD ANTI-TRUMP, PRO-HILLARY Rallies
The mainstream media’s year-long narrative that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials continued to crumble Friday, with special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment claiming foreign agents held anti-Trump, pro-Hillary rallies in 2016.
Mueller’s court filings show 13 Russian nationals attempted to sow chaos throughout the election cycle and beyond; holding competing events for both Trump and Clinton on the same day in the same city.
“On one day, Nov. 12, 2016, the defendants organized a rally in New York to ‘show your support for President-elect Donald Trump’ while at the same time organizing a ‘Trump is NOT my president rally’ that also was held in New York,” writes CNBC.
NBC News also reports that the Russian agents held a “Support Hillary” rally in July 2016 in Washington, DC.
The bombshell revelations throw even more cold water on the liberal conspiracy theory that President Trump and his staff “colluded” with Russian officials to steal the election from Hillary Clinton; just one of many excuses commonly touted by the former Secretary of State following her stunning defeat.
ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff Says OBAMA ADMIN to Blame for Russian Meddling
Liberal congressman Adam Schiff publicly admitted over the weekend that former President Barack Obama dropped the ball on Russian election interference; saying his administration was partially to blame for foreign meddling throughout the 2016 race for the White House.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations Friday, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee spoke out about the Obama administration’s “minimal response” as accusations of Russian interference made national headlines.
“Russians are equal-opportunity malevolent actors,” said Schiff. “They’re not Republican and they’re not Democrats. They’re just designed in their foreign policy and their cyber policy to undermine the United States.”
“I do think though, that in fairness, some responsibility is attributed to the Obama administration for not establishing a more forceful deterrent. I think it goes back to the [North] Korean hack of Sony, which there was a minimal response. I think others around the world watched that,” he added.
Watch Schiff’s admission above.