Trump Family Scams Are Not “False”

Trump Family Scams Are Not “False”

Many Flags but No Ivanka

by David Crane

When President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is finally brought to justice, the headlines will call it a “Trump family scandal.”

When an Orthodox rabbi is murdered on Yom Kippur (for which his killer is indicted), it’s “a tragic case of anti-Semitism.” When Senator Sessions is asked about the allegations of sexual misconduct, the question is “a clarion call for an investigation.” When a prominent liberal columnist says the word “Trump” over and over again in a column, the “column was a clear anti-Trump piece (I use the term loosely).”

When Trump Jr. is accused of taking a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, it’s “a clear example of collusion.” When Trump Jr. releases a statement that says he has not been promised any dirt on Hillary Clinton, it’s “inaccurate” (“false” would be better). When Trump Jr. says the meeting was to get “information on Clinton, nothing more,” he should be “held accountable.”

The Washington Post, as is typical on all news stories, is quick to call it “collusion.” The New York Times tells us that the president was “reluctant” to fire FBI Director Comey. The Washington Post calls Comey a “reformer” and adds the obvious “obvious truth” that “no one will be able to keep the FBI from investigating Trump, or from conducting such an investigation.”

A great many stories about the Trump family, though, are “inaccurate” or “false.” But for reasons of taste or decorum, these are the headlines that appear in the press:

– Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul

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