In a meeting with the Kazakh president at the White House, President Trump dismissed the press with a single imperious word. “Out.”
POTUS to the press corps: “Out” https://t.co/XLycix2PwF
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 16, 2018
It’s a move that does little but reaffirm what we already know: Trump is kind of a jerk. Nevertheless, it will probably start a media brushfire that will last for days.
We’ll see panel discussions where one dismissively pompoous word is hailed as the essence of true leadership and selfless service in the interests of the common man. The MAGA red cappers will celebrate it as a hard won victory over the Left and the #FakeNews media.
This will be met with an equally ridiculous contingent who will say that the President has literally just defecated on the Bill of Rights and proven that within the year the once-free press will be laboring in gulags, probably gold-plating tacky furniture for one of Trump’s mansions. The Hollywood left will stupidly belch out tons of content for Twitchy.
Either way it will be made to be a bigger deal than what it is: the rudeness of a guy who has never needed to ask nicely for anything in his life.