On Monday, Trump tweeted:
The Fake News Media will not talk about the importance of the United Nations Security Council’s 15-0 vote in favor of sanctions on N. Korea!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
Why he tweeted such an easily disprovable lie is up for debate. Was it complete ignorance on his part? Was he simply trying to rally his supporters in order to distract from his deteriorating support and the Russia problems?
Whatever the cause, he plainly lied.
The truth is that before Trump complained that the media would not talk about the importance of the UN vote, dozens of articles had already been written by all the major media.
From the Washington Post: “Trump’s Big Win on North Korea,” “U.N. Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea Following Missile Test,” “Trump Touts New Sanctions on North Korea,” “What the New Sanctions on North Korea Mean,” and “North Korea says it won’t give up nuclear weapons and that entire U.S. mainland is within firing range.”
From the New York Times: “U.N. Security Council Imposes Punishing New Sanctions on North Korea,” “Trump Praises New U.N. Sanctions on North Korea” to name just two.
In the LA Time the full front page was the headline, “Touch New Sanctions on N. Korea.”
NBC News covered the UN vote. ABC News covered it. CBS News covered it, too.
Trump simply made up a lie out of whole cloth, deceiving his supporters. Why do they continue to support a man who lies to them every day?