On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lauded the Washington Examiner for publishing a list of the Trump administration’s 205 historic results. Yet, as the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale notably noticed, that list of accomplishments actually came directly from Trump’s own team, who provided the Examiner an “exclusive.”
It is also not the first time that the Washington Examiner has published the White House’s list of Trump’s self-drafted results. Back in October, the Examiner published a list of 289 accomplishments of “relentless, promise-keeping.” That list was also apparently provided to the Examiner by the Trump administration.
Washington Examiner – “MAGA list: 205 ‘historic results’ help Trump make case for 2020 re-election.” True!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2019
Great moments in media: Trump’s team gives the Washington Examiner an “exclusive” list of 205 supposed “historic” accomplishments he will campaign on; the Examiner just publishes it in full; Trump tweets about it as if it came from the Examiner. pic.twitter.com/4xa1t9Gt6l
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 1, 2019