Trump praises Washington Examiner story about his accomplishments … written by his White House

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)


Pro tip: When pushing flattering content about yourself to a press outlet willing to print it verbatim as an actual “story,” try to be more subtle than ol’ John Barron here.


About that: The “MAGA list” in question was produced by the White House itself. The Washington Examiner was given “exclusive” access to this press release, and printed it up in flattering fashion, upon which Biff here tweets out that their flattering print-up is “True!” because he says so and honestly if Biff wanted to pay for an advertisement that would be one thing, but the Examiner giving it away for free is a bit much.


There are people in the world who are actually fooled by this nonsense, which is why most reputable news outlets try to avoid it, or at least avoid doing it so … boldly. But even hard-conservative outlets have been a bit hard up for Trump-fluffing stories of late, so having the White House draft those stories up themselves was a development we could have seen coming.

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