Dan Lamothe, Lindsey Never, and Eli Rosenberg – The Washington Post:
President Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father said.
The Washington Post contacted the White House about Baldridge’s account on Wednesday morning. Officials declined to discuss the events in detail.
But in a statement Wednesday afternoon, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said: “The check has been sent. It’s disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and sincere gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media’s biased agenda.”
Having proven himself as both a liar and a cheat, there is no doubt Mr. Trump would never have sent the promised check.
There’s no media bias in this reporting, as can be seen in the paragraph directly after the one in which White House shill Walters bemoans the press. There is only the free press holding an elected official to account for his statements.
The White House spokespeople continually claim media bias, because reporting on Mr. Trump is, on balance, negative. What they’re not considering is that Trump is simply a vile, inhumane individual who has surrounded himself with cretins and lackeys. What we have, then, is a kakistocracy.
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