Donald Trump has been trying to discredit the free press even before he ever stepped foot in the White House. Unable to tolerate any criticism whatsoever, Trump refuses to learn from his mistakes and instead cries and whines on Twitter about “fake news” whenever unflattering facts are published about him.
This has made for an extremely tense relationship with the press – and Trump only has himself to thank for that. After spending months targeting CNN in particular and trashing the network and its reporters, the network hit back with one of the most brilliant ads we’ve ever seen. The ad, which is titled “Facts First”, is a direct jab at Trump and his incompetent administration.
The ad is simple, but the message is strong. In the ad, an apple is shown in front of a white background as the narrator says:
“This is an apple. Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘banana, banana, banana,’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple.”
We all know who the video was talking about. It’s about time that Trump and his “alternative facts” minions got called out like this. They have been the biggest threat to the First Amendment and the integrity of our nation in modern history. Americans do not deserve to be misled by their president, so the next best thing we can do is blast him for his lies.
You can watch CNN’s epic new ad below:
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) October 23, 2017
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