Conservative Journo Calls Out ‘Garbage Journalism’ Over Trump ‘Finger on Nuclear Button’ Op-Ed

Since the stunning occasions of 6 January, when pro-Trump protesters stormed the Congress constructing, the Democrats have been making an attempt to strip President Donald Trump of the power to regulate the nation’s nuclear forces, citing his alleged psychological instability.

Congressional correspondent for the Washington Examiner Susan Ferrechio has taken to Twitter to apparently mock one of many primary articles printed in New York Magazine on 9 January – an op-ed by Olivia Nuzzi about Trump’s presidency. Nuzzi, NYM’s Washington correspondent, concluded her article by stating that her “lasting image” of POTUS was of “a guy sh*tposting his way through a single term in office, one finger on the nuclear button, the others glued to his phone”.

Ferrechio, nonetheless, puzzled the place Nuzzi’s feeling that Trump was threatening to begin a nuclear struggle got here from. The Washington Examiner correspondent stated that she had by no means heard of such a risk being made by POTUS and prompt that if there was no such risk, Nuzzi’s op-ed might solely be seen as a bit of “garbage journalism”. The correspondent careworn that such items solely worsen the scenario within the nation, which has been divided by political disagreements and scandals.

The Washington Examiner journalist went on to surprise how the mainstream media will describe the presidency of Trump’s successor, Joe Biden. She particularly requested whether or not the media would dare to mock his tendency to make gaffes throughout public speeches, simply as they did with Trump’s obvious habit to speaking with the US and the remainder of the world through his Twitter account.

The latter, nonetheless, was lately taken away from POTUS after Twitter and a number of other different fashionable platforms completely banned the president from their companies. The ban, which Trump described as an try by Big Tech to “silence” him, got here underneath the pretext of Trump purportedly inciting and glorifying violence through his Twitter account.

The US president did use his Twitter account to ask supporters to attend a 6 January protest towards the Congress certifying the outcomes of the election, which Trump claims was “stolen” from him. However, POTUS by no means instantly urged protesters to storm the Capitol, not to mention assault its defenders – the Capitol Police. Moreover, Trump addressed his supporters and warned them towards resorting to violence and violating the regulation utilizing the identical Twitter account.

He strongly condemned those that stormed the Congress constructing, whereas additionally calling his supporters “patriots”. Still, Twitter, like many different platforms, accused the president of glorifying the violence and banned him. Since then, the Democrats have been looking for methods to take away Trump from workplace forward of the tip of his time period on 20 January, or at the least to stop him from beginning a struggle. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi particularly met with the highest US navy brass to persuade them to strip the president of entry to the nuclear launch codes, calling Trump “unhinged”. There has been no indication that the navy agreed to assist Pelosi.


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