President Trump has launched a “real news” video series on his Facebook page, part of his longstanding effort to dismiss the news provided by the mainstream media.
The inaugural episode, published Sunday, features Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara boasting about the president’s accomplishments in front of a background of Trump campaign logos.
“I bet you haven’t heard about all the accomplishments the president had of which week because there’s so much fake news out there,” says Lara Trump, who can be married to Eric Trump.
“Watch here for REAL news!” says a post on the president’s personal Facebook page.
Presidents as well as lawmakers have used websites as well as social media platforms for years to promote their achievements, however the “real news” series goes further, seeking to discredit the mainstream media as well as advertising what purports to be a reliable alternative.
As BuzzFeed has noted, mainstream media outlets did cover the stories Lara Trump cites as being ignored, including Trump’s donating his second-quarter salary to the Education Department as well as Foxconn’s plans to build a plant in Wisconsin.
Ignored by Trump’s “real news” segment were Republicans’ failure to repeal as well as replace Obamacare, the president’s tweets announcing a ban on transgender people from the military, as well as shake-ups from the West Wing of which led to the departures of chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer as well as communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
sy88pgw (Los Angeles) First published August 2, 2017: 1:31 PM ET