President Trump, The New York Times, Donald Trump discussed on Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson
All right. The New York Times this week has been rather busy. The president already this morning responding to the New York Times report that his cell phone usage has been hacked by the Chinese and the Russians. Here's the president's tweet twenty two minutes ago, the so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wrote a long and boring article on my cell phone usage. That is so incorrect, I do not not have time here to correct it. I only use government funds and have only one seldom used government cell story is so wrong. And I I am I so because he put a bunch of os on the word. So then he must really mean it. Yeah. He really is emphasizing so wrong. So that's the president's response to that. Also published in the old gray lady is a series of of fictional tales about the president of the United States and his collusion with Russia. This is actually been published in the New York Times this week. The New York Times sent out a prompt to fiction writers novelists five of them and asked for them to write a couple of stories about the president's relationship with Putin to be put in the pages of the New York Times. Here's the prompt. This is the book review are focused here at the book reviews on books and stories Ross on how the books being written and read reflect the world outside of books, and one of the biggest stories out there, of course, is the Muller investigation in the relationship between Trump and Putin. It's hard not to speculate about what might happen next says a newspaper to that end. We thought who better than some of today's most talented spy and crime novelists to conjure possible outcomes. So you start reading these things, and you've got authors who are like, you know, riffing on the final moments of the Trump presidency as preparing to resign and Vonk is encouraging him. And this is all just you know, like pornographic anti-trump fan fiction. But then you get to this story called how it ends by an author by the name of Zoe sharp. Zoe sharps treatment of this prompt is to suggest that the Russians will assassinate Donald Trump. The piece says refers to a a Russian that basically because Trump is reaching the is reaching a perilous legal situation where he's going to have to cough up too much information about how close he is to the Russians. They discuss how a Russian ends blanding at Dulles after two days of traveling. He came from Moscow by securities route a long way with a very specific task. There would be no return flight flight, the author writes. Doesn't writes about how he stayed in this hotel where the president was to be passing through how he was delivered a weapon, quote, the Russian waited until they were a few steps passed before he drew the gun the president walking by excited on the center of the president's back and squeeze the trigger the Makharov misfired the secret service agent at the president's shoulder heard the click spun into a crouch, he registered the scene instantly drawing his own weapon with razor edge reflexes, the Russian tasted failure, he closed his eyes and waited to pay the cost. It did not come. He opened his eyes. The secret service agents stood before him, presenting his Glock. But I quote here said politely use mine. The New York Times ran a fiction piece fantasizing about the assassination of President Trump at the hands of the Russians and a secret service agent who was helping them do it. This is genuinely published in the pages of of the times. Just ahead of how much hand wringing. Have we gotten in the last twenty four hours? Yeah. About about incitement, but you have to be kidding me. Yeah. I was gonna say I was just going to make that make that same connection like, wait a minute. And all these are the same people who will scream that the all the violence is coming from Trump. He's the leader. It's all coming from Trump, and you can say to them. Well, what about this whatever this? But they're not the president. He has such a powerful voices. The president who is who is laughing at violence the president who is encouraging this. It's it's amazing how they don't see. They they they don't see what they want to see. And listen, I I think I think everyone has to take down both sides. I'm not saying that that the president is is, you know, totally non to blame at all with any of this. Because I do think that the president makes some joke sometimes that can be taken the wrong way. Especially if you're if you're on the left or you want to believe that everything he says is terrible horrible and evil. And there's no such thing as a joke in their world. So I get that. But but you have things like this that they'll look at it. And they'll read in the this is wonderful because to them this is this you wanna talk about red meat. This is their red meat. So the the idea of, you know, oh civility coming out of one-sidedness is coming out of the other of the same mouth come on. Remember was George W Bush was at the convention in New York was like across the street. There was a play about his assassination going on at the time. And it was just hand waved off at the time by the people who read the New York Times or whatever it was kind of clever, and it's it's a piece of art. It's art it's art. And meanwhile, and this is true of every president. There's there's attempts at assassinations there have been attempts on President Trump. Yup. Good. Remember back to June of two thousand sixteen. There was a man who tried to grab a police officer's weapon a Las Vegas metropolitan police officers weapon to assassinate him. And thank God that didn't happen rice and was just sent to the White House. How many weeks ago, and here's the New York Times is playfully. Talking about a fantasy world where secret service Asian aids a Russian operative to attempt to kill the president. It's okay because it's art seven Twenty-three here on wwl..