Who does he trust?
So, who does President Trump trust for his advice? His White House team? Perhaps congressional leadership? None of the above. It appears his go-to team is Fox News – the Trump Whisperers.
The president recently hired for his administration several commentators from Fox. They include, but are not limited to, John Bolton as the national security advisor. Then, he hired attorney Joe DiGenova and his wife to be part of his legal team. Why? He liked how they looked on TV. Trump had never even met them…a few days later they were “un-hired” once he met them in person.
In the same week, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that would keep the government open until September. His budget director Mick Mulvaney said unequivocally that Trump would sign it. Republican congressional leaders Ryan and McConnel met with Trump and afterwards the president signaled he was supporting the bill. But when President Trump then tuned into several Fox News shows, he witnessed the pushback and criticism he was getting from the Fox reporters like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham.
He threatened to veto the bill. The Trump Whisperers had penetrated his thinking again. Grudgingly he ultimately signed the bill, just to beat the deadline.
Over this past Easter weekend in Florida, Trump surrounded himself with more Fox commentators, including golfing partner Sean Hannity. After a weekend with the Whisperers, Trump unleashed a twitter storm. On Easter Sunday no less. Down with Amazon. Down with DACA. Down with NAFTA.
Fox does feature honest professional, and capable reporters like Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace. But most of Fox News’ commentators have extreme agendas, and have become the messenger of those agendas that Trump accepts to be true on a day-to-day basis.
What sayeth Fox News……so sayeth President Trump.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom