FAKE NEWS: NYT Claims President Trump “Watches Up To 8 Hours of TV Per Day”

In a lengthy piece published yesterday, the New York Times profiled the supposed habits and routine of the President’s day-to-day life…

Among the NYT’s bombastic claims: President Trump drinks 12 cans of diet coke per day and watches up to eight hours of television…

Watching cable, he shares thoughts with anyone in the room, even the household staff he summons via a button for lunch or for one of the dozen Diet Cokes he consumes each day.

People close to him estimate that Mr. Trump spends at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that…

Media outlets were quick to pick up and publish the easily-twisted headlines.

The NYT report relies on unnamed and unverified sources in most cases and I wouldn’t put it past crazed anti-Trumper journalists to slip false info in the report that could used as fodder for anti-Trump headlines.

Furthermore, even if the President does drink 12 cans of Diet Coke a day – what does it matter? It’s highly unlikely the President would be able to sit down and watch television for 8 hours a day considering how productive and successful the Trump administration is. We’ve seen real results – a booming economy, campaign promises kept, and the reversing and replacing of Obama-era regulations and policies to massive success.

If President Trump spent 8 hours of his day watching television, the Trump administration would have nothing to show for itself – but the opposite is true!

Whilst there are hints of truth in NYT’s profile, the vast majority of it is unsourced and unnamed – lazy journalism. Glenn Thrush, Maggie Haberman, and Peter Baker strung along a narrative with anonymous sources and want their readership to take it as fact.

At the end of the day, Trump’s base and his supporters will pay no mind to the laughable headlines clandestinely generated from unverified sources and remain unaffected. The true victims are the ones who still take stock in newspapers and outlets that push misinformation like this. 

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