By Wellor, Junior.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal attempted to incorporate Trump’s recent nuclear weapons tweet into an article about the North and South Korean line of communication being developed.
Trump recently wrote a tweet, stating:
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
This is what the Wall Street Journal, in their January 4 article “North Korea Reopens Hotline With South”, wrote in relation to Trump’s tweet:
The tenor of the South’s outreach offered a contrast to the tone of U.S. President Donald Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday that he had a “Nuclear Button” that “is a much bigger & more powerful one” than one Mr. Kim described in a New Year’s Day speech.
From the above information, there is no doubt that the Wall Street Journal took Trump’s comment and only quoted the parts of it that supported a certain agenda. For a start, the WSJ article did not even mention Jong-Un’s comment, which was definitely a threatening statement which resulted in Trump’s more recent tweet. The Wall Street Journal article only highlighted parts of the tweet to make it appear to the reader to be threatening, rather than what Trump really tweeted.
Also, it must be mentioned that the Wall Street Journal omitted another section of Trump’s tweet, which mentioned Jong-Un’s “depleted and food starved regime”. The Media Class will not mention the evils of Communism, and therefore will avoid connecting extreme poverty with Communist countries where poverty is everywhere, like this New York Times article on the starving children in Venezuela, which only at the very end makes even the slightest connection to what the “critics say”.
The Wall Street Journal article continues with Trump’s tweet, which according to the article “caused consternation across the political spectrum in Washington.
It identifies the political parties of two senators (Republican), and mentions the state they represent, and these are interestingly the swing and near-swing states of Ohio and Texas.
According to the WSJ article, senator John Cornyn said, “It’s a very serious issue and I don’t know how anybody’s interests are served by escalating that rhetoric.” On his twitter account, it is particularly notable that he regularly sources Mainstream Media sites, such as CNN, for his tweets, and in October 2016 said that he was “disgusted by Mr. Trump’s words about women…” On local Texas radio, Cornyn also commented that “the president has, I think, created problems for himself by his Twitter habit”, according to the Washington Examiner. Yet another much more recent report from the Statesman mentions more about Cornyn’s anti-Trump comments:
President Donald Trump’s habit of unloading via Twitter tends to undermine his agenda, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Tuesday, adding that the president has nonetheless had a “pretty successful” first year in office.
“I think sometimes the president undermines his own effectiveness because of his tweeting, and things like that, that projects uncertainty,” Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters in Austin. “He communicates in an unconventional way for a president, as you might have noticed, and I think that sometimes he steps on his own message.”
It seems like the same few Republican senators seem to continually run to the Media with negative comments about Trump and his fight against the MSM and the Far-Left.