Trump Just Repeats What He Sees On The News

Many people wonder how Donald Trump continues to repeat outlandish claims, and where could he possibly have received such information in the first place.

It is actually quite simple. The president consumes a ton of news, specifically Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends” and crank conspiracy theory sites, and like a dumb parrot he simply repeats what he hears.

That’s it.

Think that’s ridiculous? Look at this Fox News headline from February 14th at 9:15 AM, then Trump’s tweet a few minutes later at 9:28 AM.

Fox News asks why information was leaked to the media, thirteen minutes later we have the start of an actual federal policy to investigate leaks coming from the intelligence community.

And that’s not the only example.

Sweden is Under Attack

President Donald Trump cited a nonexistent incident in Sweden while talking about the relationship between terror attacks and refugees around the world during a rally in Melbourne, Florida.

“You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden … Sweden … who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world,” Trump said.

No incident occurred in Sweden the previous night.

However, Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran an interview on Friday night’s broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with documentarian and media personality Ami Horowitz, who presented a clip from a new film documenting alleged violence committed by refugees in Sweden. The segment went on extensively about a supposed crime surge in Sweden and its links to immigrant populations.

Crime rates in Sweden have stayed relatively stable, with some fluctuations, over the last decade, according to the 2016 Swedish Crime Survey.

Ungrateful Traitor Chelsea Manning

In the final days of President Barack Obama’s administration, on January 17th the president commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who had leaked intelligence cabals and video of war crimes the US Army had covered up to the whistle-blower site WikiLeaks.

A week later, January 26th at 5:50 a.m. ET on Fox News, anchor Abby Huntsman reported on a recent op-ed penned by Manning that argued Obama had “few permanent accomplishments.”

With a chyron below that read “ungrateful traitor,” Fox News’ Huntsman opinioned that Obama was a weak leader” and how “Chelsea Manning is sounding less than grateful to President Obama for cutting nearly twenty-five years off of her sentence for leaking unclassified information.”

Fourteen minutes later, president-elect Donald Trump sends out a tweet with very familiar terms:

Fox says “ungrateful traitor,” Trump says “ungrateful traitor,” Fox says “weak leader,” Trump says “weak leader.”

Vast Jewish Conspiracy

The right wing propaganda network Fox News isn’t the only source of information our president trusts to repeat.

There was this one time Trump made a statement during his campaign that “international banks plot the destruction of US sovereignty.” Now this claim sounds completely loony to a normal person, but if you were a frequent listener of nutcase right-wing conspiracy theory pusher Alex Jones who runs the crackpot site, then you’re feeling relief that finally you have a president who is “speaking the truth.”

Alex Jones frequently invokes “globalists” as the villains behind the various conspiracy theories he discusses on his radio show and included in almost every article and documentary on his website has a reference to the crank Rothschild conspiracy theory, that there is secretive Jewish family controlling all word events for their personal monetary gain. Some examples of these articles include:

Is it crazy? Yes. Is it super-antisemitic? Oh yes. Is that the only example? Unfortunately no.

There is No Drought

Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to sea “to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish.”

Then Trump told California voters in attendance that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.”

Again Donald Trump’s California drought conspiracy theory comes straight from lunatic Alex Jones’ InfoWars in an article just 3 days prior titled, “Environmentalists Caused California Drought to Protect This Fish.

And of course California at the time was in its fifth year of drought, which has taken a heavy toll on agriculture in particular.

Refugees Are an ISIS Trojan Horse

In May 2016, Donald Trump did an interview with the National Border Patrol Council podcast “The Green Line” where he suggested refugees would launch a 9/11-type attack and the terrorist group ISIS was paying for thousands of refugees’ cell phone plans.

They all have cell phones so they don’t have money, they don’t have anything, they have cell phones. Who pays their monthly charges, right? They have cell phones with the flags, the ISIS flags on them.

The reference to Syrian refugees with ISIS phones appears to be from an article first reported by the Norwegian newspaper The Netavisen, where a few of the refugees had cell phone images with horrors of war that they documented in their travels. This included images of flags, symbols, and characters that can be linked to the terrorist group ISIS and other terrorist groups, who were present in these war zones.

But that Norwegian article was then floated on the conspiracy site Infowars just a few months earlier, which left out important facts and upped the number of refugees in Norway were found with photos of ISIS flags on their phones to “hundreds.”


Trump literally believes anything from sources that he trusts, and that is all he needs. Watch as Trump claims that he had the biggest electoral win since Reagan, that he had 304 electoral votes, and how he reacts when he is fact-checked on the spot.

“Well this is what I was told.”

That’s his entire answer. He never questions it because Trump has always placed loyalty to him above all else, so without question he trusts his crackpot but loyal sources.

But the crazy thing is, his supporters who voted for him don’t care. They don’t care. They see videos like this and cheer someone taking it to “the lame-stream media.” To them the free and open press are the enemy, who report on things they don’t like to hear, so it must be fake. So they’re glad to see President Donald Trump stand up for himself, it doesn’t matter the words are bat-shit nuts or he comes off like buffoon. His supporters will still love him just for standing up to the press.

And because of this, Donald Trump will never have the need to put any effort into ensuring his words and beliefs are factual. He can just keep going on, believing his trusted sources at face value.


The 2016 Election Results

Hello friends who cast their votes for Donald J. Trump.

I want you to know first congratulations. For whatever your reasons, from fear of ISIS, concerns about jobs, or just wanting to stick it to the system, you got the candidate you wanted.

But in order to deliver this message it also came attached with a lot of ugliness. From racism, sexism, approval of violence against those who disagree with you, conspiracy theory, white supremacy, curtailing the Constitution, and a complete disregard for empirical evidence. (Trust me, I read all of his policies and have over 600 examples on Stop The Donald Trump to back me up.)

And for some, I see you actually support these things, and others had to find ways to excuse them in order to cast your vote, but frankly I don’t know which is worse. And that is horrible.

I’ll continue Stop The Donald Trump twice as hard now, I’ll still continue to catalog his hate and ignorance. And I still want this to be a safe place for you to join in on the conversation, because it is blindly obvious where you get your information from is a farce which lead you into believing to fear so much while providing so little evidence.

But you got the candidate you wanted. With a laundry list of impossible campaign promises to fill, let’s see how well this goes for you.