Media Coup: The Political Assassination of Donald Trump
"I mean, the media is conducting a political assassination. It’s beyond a coup, folks. I mean, what’s going on is beyond a coup."
The political and media assassination of Donald Trump continues today at full speed.
We will document today’s assassination efforts, primarily being led by the New York Times. In stories they admit near the end that what they’re reporting never happened. Such as the Russians trying to influence Donald Trump last summer. When nobody thought Trump was gonna win anything, the New York Times says they got anonymous sources the Russians were trying to influence Trump way back then. And then at the end of the story they say there’s no evidence that that ever happened. So why report the story in the first place?
So I sit here and I marvel at these ongoing efforts.
RUSH: I mean, the media is conducting a political assassination. It’s beyond a coup, folks. I mean, what’s going on is beyond a coup. And the leak story has now taken on new levels here that — like the U.K. prime minister, Theresa May, is gonna lecture Trump in a meeting today for what the New York Times is leaking about details of the bombing in Manchester, as though Trump has anything to say about what ends up in the New York Times.
But apparently U.S. intelligence sources leaked whatever they knew to British media and other media, and pictures of the bomb, remnants of the bomb and so forth appeared. The U.K. prime minister is very, very, very upset and is gonna call Trump on the carpet for allowing this and making this happen. Does she not know? Does she really not know that Trump has nothing to say over what’s in the New York Times? I go through the news, folks, it is surreal.
RUSH: They are currently engaged, the Drive-Bys are engaged — I think we just need to be honest. Some people are calling it a coup. I think we’re witnessing a political assassination that is being conducted by the media and of course joined by the Democrat Party and other leftists around the world.
Every day, every day, four o’clock to 5:30 in the afternoon, there is a new blockbuster, supposed blockbuster that shows up in either the New York Times or the Washington Post. And if you read the entire story, you will find that the details suggested by the headline and the early reporting in the story actually cannot be backed up! It’s the most amazing thing.
I’ve got a break coming up. I’ll give you an example of this that happened just yesterday. It’s over the top. There’s an allegation about Trump and the Russians or whatever, I forget what it is specifically here. At the end of the story, they basically say, “But we can’t confirm any of this. Nobody has any solid evidence to confirm.” Well, then why do the story in the first place? Whatever this is, it is not journalism. And that is what I think is gnawing at you.
This isn’t journalism. It’s all happening under the guise of journalism, under the pretext that it’s journalism and reporting of news, but it isn’t. This is not journalism. This is political and character assassination. Now, it always happens to Republicans. It’s usually much more subtle and not nearly as regular and intense. But Trump has changed the game to the point now that’s all it is, all day, every day. There is no break from it. It never ends.
RUSH: Okay. New York Times, bombshell. This was from yesterday afternoon. “Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer.” How many of you saw this story yesterday, last night, this morning? You might have seen it prominently displayed at Drudge or the Huffing and Puffington Post or Facebook or Twitter or wherever people go to get their news.
“Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence.”
It’s the same bunch of anonymous, we-don’t-know-who-the-hell-they-are people. Current and former American officials. As an aside, earth to the New York Times: The Russians and every other foreign government are always trying to figure out how to exert influence over the U.S. government.
Look, Washington, D.C., is the most powerful city in the world. It is the wealthiest city in the world. It has been populated forever by people trying to influence what happens there. Some of them are even American. They’re called lobbyists. Some of them are citizens. Some of them are members of Congress who are trying to influence things. Sometimes it’s the president. And, yes, there are spies. Oh, yes. There are spies all over Washington and everybody and their uncle is trying to influence what happens there. This isn’t anything new.
But that’s not the story. That’s just an aside. Back to the story: “The conversations focused on Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman at the time, and Michael T. Flynn, a retired general who was advising Mr. Trump, the officials said. Both men had indirect ties to Russian officials, who appeared confident that each could be used to help shape Mr. Trump’s opinions on Russia.”
Now, last summer there’s not a soul in the world that thought Trump was gonna win. Not a soul. Even at nine o’clock on election night, nobody thought Trump was gonna win. So what are the Russians trying to do influencing Trump back last summer? But that’s not the story. The story is the last paragraph. What do we know so far?
Let me make sure that you have this in context. Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer. American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were talking about how to influence Trump through his advisers. This according to three current and former American officials.
“The information collected last summer was considered credible enough for intelligence agencies to pass to the F.B.I., which during that period opened a counterintelligence investigation that is continuing. It is unclear, however, whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence Mr. Manafort and Mr. Flynn.”
Well, then what the hell is this story? “It is unclear whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence Manafort and Flynn.” Headline: “Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer.” Last paragraph: It is unclear whether Russian officials actually tried to do what our headline says. Another way of translating this: We have no idea if what our headline says ever happened. Despite the fact that our headline asserts that it did happen, we just don’t know.
The information collected was credible. It was credible enough for an investigation at the FBI, which is ongoing, they say. But it’s unclear whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence. Then why are their names even in the story? Why is there even a story? Because it’s a political assassination.
How about these headlines? Google search. “House Democrats ask Deutsche for information on Trump-Russia — Congressional Democrats investigating alleged ties between President Donald Trump’s political campaign and Russia are seeking information.”
“House Democrats Ask German Bank for Info on Trump’s Relationship with Russia.”
“House Dems Investigating Trump Loans from Russia.”
“House Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank for Info on Trump’s Russian Ties.”
This is just yesterday. But there isn’t any information, credible or otherwise, that suggests Trump had anything to do with Deutsche Bank or the Russians in a financial way at all. There’s no evidence, none whatsoever.