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Delusional promises passed on uncritically are a problem

Delusional promises passed on uncritically are a problem

by digby

Ok, I probably shouldn' get too into the weeds on criticizing the media today because it's causing me to have palpitations.

HOWEVER. This one is just too much.

Here's what Trump said, verbatim, yesterday:


He clearly said they were going to do it before the election, in fact he said they are working around the clock to get it done.

Congress is not in session until after the election.

Here's how the media is portraying it:

That is technically true. BUT IT IS NOT THE STORY! He said they were going to "put it in" before the election. His deluded followers will probably believe he did it! He either lied yesterday or he is mentally unhinged. Either way, they just accept his "proposal" as if it's real ---  as if he isn't 100% bullshitting.

Recall, that he and the rest of the Republicans sold the last tax cut as a big cut for the middle class. Remember? Everyone was going to get $4,000! No mention of that either.