Donald Trump has never hidden his distrust of the American media. While he regularly denounces their “dishonesty” and the inaccurate content of the information they broadcast, the president has decided to propose, on his Facebook account, his own newsletter. A good way, he said, to reveal to the American people the “true information” relating to the policy that he leads since his arrival at the White House.
In turn, presented by her daughter-in-law Lara Trump and then by a former CNN columnist Kayleigh McEnany, the news comes in the form of a summary television newsletter listing the various actions Donald Trump has undertaken over the past week. In the background:
a blue canvas displaying the President’s website and campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again”.
The journalist thus evokes in 90 seconds “the good economic news” of the week, and announces that “July was more positive than expected with 209,000 jobs created”. “Since the president took office, he has created over a million jobs,” she said, adding that “President Trump has clearly put the economy back in the right direction.”
She also expressed her opinion on the immigration reform promised by Donald Trump. “For decades, rising immigration has lowered Americans’ wages. Immigration reform will raise wages, reduce poverty and save billions for taxpayers,” she said.
“Thank you all for joining us. I’m Kayleigh McEnany. You just listen real information,” she says, referring to “fake news” relayed according to the president by the American media, especially regarding its Supposed links with Russia during the presidential campaign. No one knows for the moment whether this weekly program will be perennial in time.
“An abominable propaganda”
In recent days, many observers and politicians have criticized a form of propaganda like Seth Abramson, a lawyer, and journalist who had early suspected the links between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia on Twitter.
“Trump’s ‘Real News’ is state-sponsored propaganda, like the one that Kim Jong-Un uses in North Korea. It’s abominable,” he said on the social network.
Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul stressed the resemblance between the program and “the many state chains it has seen in other countries.”