An exhausted President Donald Trump returned to the White House early Tuesday morning after last-minute rallies in Wisconsin and Michigan, two historically blue states that helped swing the 2016 election his way.
“Winning is easy. Losing is never easy, not for me it’s not,” the hoarse incumbent president introspectively told campaign workers.
During an earlier rally in North Carolina, Trump boiled down one of his top accomplishments as exposing the corruption in the Swamp and dishonesty in the fake news.
“These are fake people,” he said, according to RealClearPolitics. “And if I’ve done one thing, it’s to expose the dishonesty in the media.”
That has been increasingly clear as corporate media and social media companies scrambled last month to suppress a potentially campaign-ending scandal surrounding Democrat candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
The trove of data from Hunter’s abandoned hard drive—corroborated by sources including an ex-business partner and confirmed by forensic analysis—not only raised the possibility of criminal activity including child sex-abuse involving a relative, but also implicated both Bidens in knowingly conducting pay-to-play business deals with foreign governments.
That effectively disproved the allegations that House Democrats made during their impeachment proceedings last year, validating Trump’s efforts to encourage Ukraine to reopen a probe into Biden last July.
The media helped propel the false narrative driven by House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—both California Democrats—by insisting that there was “no evidence” to support the allegations.
However, few in the mainstream media have moved to correct the record since the evidence emerged, and those that have covered the story in the mainstream media have done so reluctantly.
On top of the Burisma scandal, the revelations in the prior ObamaGate scandal and accompanying Russia collusion hoax have come at a steady stream this year.
Declassified documents exposing the scope of conspiracy have suggested that Obama’s top intelligence officials and other top-level members of his administration—up to and including Obama and Biden themselves—were involved in the intentional smear campaign to undermine Trump during his 2016 run and early presidency.
Democrats campaigned heavily on the deception during the 2018 midterm election, before the concluding of the Mueller report that said Trump officials did not intentionally collude with Russia.
But additional evidence suggests that Hillary Clinton’s campaign may have worked with the Kremlin to promote disinformation in the now-debunked Steele Dossier.
That hasn’t stopped left-wing journalists from doubling down on innuendo to link Trump to Russia, while using the concerns over disinformation to justify their failure to report establish facts benefiting the president in his race with Biden.
But whatever the outcome, the media’s self-inflicted damage to its own credibility is not likely to be forgotten.