Jonathan Swan throws ICE COLD WATER on blue-check journos excited about Trump’s latest Russia tweet

Here we go again…

Blue-check journos and other libs are pretty psyched today after this tweet from President Donald Trump on the now infamous Trump Tower meeting with his son, Donald Jr., in 2016:

Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018

You see, they think Trump confessed to meeting Russian agents, or something. From The Atlantic’s David Frum:

YOUR HEADLINE

TRUMP CONFESSES HIS SON MET WITH RUSSIAN AGENTS “TO GET INFORMATION” AGAINST CLINTON https://t.co/cNCfUDi3ha

— David Frum (@davidfrum) August 5, 2018

CNN’s Chris Cillizza:

So.

1. Trump Jr. in a statement says that the meeting was about adoptions

2. We learn that the meeting was actually about dirt on Clinton

3. We learn Trump dictated Trump Jr. statement

4. Trump says that the meeting was “to get information on an opponent.”

So, here we are! https://t.co/pwxyyyeQbi

— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) August 5, 2018

You see, Trump is “finally” telling the truth, according to The Daily Beast’s Justin MIller:

Trump finally tells the truth (“a meeting to get information on an opponent”) after lying about the meeting in his Air Force One statement. It’s Trump vs. Trump if he goes into a Mueller interview https://t.co/zuh7PlSOUd

— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 5, 2018

And Dems are jumping on it, too. Here’s Dem Rep. Ted Lieu from California:

Conspiring with a foreign power to get dirt on an opponent in US elections is a violation of campaign finance laws.

This tweet by @realDonaldTrump also shows he lied when he drafted the statement about the meeting. It wasn’t about Russian adoptions.#SundayMorning Thoughts https://t.co/Dp5RYbxYDT

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 5, 2018

And Obama adviser Ben Rhodes:

I’m old enough to remember when this meeting with Kremlin agents was about adoption. https://t.co/qKz8NcgwkB

— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) August 5, 2018

But not so fast…

Axios’ Jonathan Swan is throwing ice cold water over all of this and reminding everyone this is nothing new:

Trump said nothing substantively different today from what he said last July. I don’t understand why people are treating this as breaking news. https://t.co/4EIq68jVrw

— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 5, 2018

Link to the 2017 quotes here:

Yes: https://t.co/qYVg4sZNzc https://t.co/stMiUrPqkN

— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 5, 2018

And it’s not going well for libs challenging Swan on this:

Nope. Read the quotes: https://t.co/qYVg4sZNzc https://t.co/EXyM8PQItw

— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 5, 2018

I guess I’m missing the bit today where Trump gets into the employment status of the Russians. Where can I find this? https://t.co/6yHYerfCW1

— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 5, 2018

***

Related:

Axios’ Jonathan Swan fact checks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and it’s BRUTAL https://t.co/vOesp9i19i

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 28, 2018

‘Stunning’! Axios poll shows perception of media as biased is FAR from a ‘Trump-only’ thing https://t.co/y7HwdfYbSZ

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 27, 2018

NO WAY! Axios notices something interesting about the Senate Dems opposing Trump’s nominations https://t.co/ctzS6cqIio

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2018

 

The post Jonathan Swan throws ICE COLD WATER on blue-check journos excited about Trump’s latest Russia tweet appeared first on twitchy.com.