Media outlets lament Trump’s ‘distractions’

Joseph Wulfsohn highlights at the Federalist website major stories that mainstream media outlets have treated as distractions from their favorite narrative.

President Trump has redefined the news cycle. Breaking news occurs so often from this administration that events that took place a week ago feel like an eternity past. However, the mainstream media managed to see through Trump’s corrupt agenda and declared that much of the breaking news is meant to distract the American people from the things that matter most, like Robert Mueller and Stormy Daniels.

So don’t be fooled by the Trump administration’s evil, manipulative plan to divert attention from the country’s most pressing issues, like whether Michael Cohen violated campaign finance laws. Below is a list of several distractions Trump and his minions have concocted, uncovered by the incredibly astute members of the mainstream media.

1. The Release of American Prisoners From North Korea

Don’t think for a second that President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo simply rescued the three Americans who were held captive in North Korea out of the kindness of their hearts. …

… 2. Withdrawing From the Iran Nuclear Deal

For years, President Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the Obama administration’s “disastrous” Iran nuclear deal. But despite it being one of the biggest campaign promises of the election, Trump knew retroactively that he would have to save it for a rainy day.

Just ask “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski, who questioned whether Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal was simply to “deflect” from something else. She’s definitely on to something.

3. The U.S. Airstrike on Syria

In the wake of the sickening chemical attack Syrian President Bashar al-Assad committed on his people, the Trump administration struggled over how they should react. Doing nothing might show weakness, while doing something might get the United States involved in another conflict in the Middle East.

So the administration launched an airstrike with France and the United Kingdom. But there must have been a screening of the 1997 film “Wag The Dog” recently, because MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, CNN commentator Ana Navarro, and “The View” co-host Joy Behar all agreed that Trump only bombed Syria so that none of us talk about Michael Cohen. You know what they say: great minds think alike.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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