Newsweek has something of a reputation among right-wing deplorable bloggers. Most of us see the online “news” magazine as a complete joke that epitomizes the term fake news. Perhaps the fact that Newsweek was sold for exactly $1 back in 2010 has something to do with it.
Additionally, Newsweek has been perhaps one of the most virulently anti-Trump websites of the last three years. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a polite word expressed towards President Trump by any of the writers at Newsweek.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw this tweet come across my feed.
We know the real Donald Trump. America needs four more years | Opinion https://t.co/mwpG9apDQv
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 14, 2019
Wait…is that Newsweek telling its readers that America needs four more years of President Trump? The same Newsweek that falsely reported in 2017 that Poland’s First Lady refused to shake President Trump’s hand, and that President Trump didn’t know how to color an American flag in 2018?
Naturally, my curiosity was peaked, and I found myself drawn to click on the article. “Surely this must be some sort of troll, or backhanded compliment, or even a dead link,” I said.
Turns out I was wrong. It’s actually a serious article. Newsweek really is insisting that Americans must re-elect President Trump.
Too many politicians think that they know best, that they don’t need to listen to the people and acknowledge that things aren’t how they should be. President Trump does listen and is prepared to talk about—and tackle—some fairly contentious issues and change his position if need be to make sure the best outcome is achieved. Yes, he’s a brawler and is not interested in wrapping the answers in sophisticated language that appeals to the legislators. He’s focused on giving you the results you want.
I want a guy who gives me a strong economy, record-low unemployment, and fights for America in the world, not sophisticated vocabulary. Don’t you?
He’s fighting our corner against China, NATO, Europe, our southern neighbors and their porous borders. How long can we continue to be the world’s banker and its peacekeeper? It’s time that we concentrated on our own issues, not because we shouldn’t play a leading role in the world but because we need to look after our own first and help others next. Some of the global decisions that tie us into trade deals, agreements and protocols were approved decades ago and, in some cases, in the aftermath of the Second World War—time has moved on and we need to focus on our own issues.
So, what is Trump really like? As we show you in the book, he’s a genuinely funny guy who cares about his colleagues and is intent on getting the best out of people. He wouldn’t even offer me a job until he cleared it with my then-employer that it was okay to do so. Who does that these days? Thankfully, my then-employer had my best interests at heart and he let me go.
That’s the measure of the man.
The Newsweek article was written by George Sorial and Damian Bates. Sorial and Bates have recently written a new book about President Trump titled “The Real Deal.” The book is billed as a look at who President Trump actually is, not the media caricature that has been promoted over the last three years. Newsweek even gave these guys a fairly glowing profile just a few days ago.
The Leftist response to Newsweek’s latest opinion piece has been somewhat less than positive.
I’m never going to click on this article, because the thought of you making a penny off this thought makes me sick. pic.twitter.com/vupV4NLcLO
— Read History (@smarcy1) June 14, 2019
Newsweek is cancelled.
— JRehling (@JRehling) June 15, 2019
Go fuck yourself Newsweek. All of you. From the editors to the journalists. Every single one of you.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 14, 2019
Delete your account.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 14, 2019
You should be ashamed of yourselves for amplifying this garbage.
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) June 14, 2019
Didn’t realize you were now publishing fiction.
— Liz Gumbinner 🌊 (@Mom101) June 14, 2019
This is laughable.
You fail for publishing it.
— Cori Gunnells (@CCgunnells) June 14, 2019
Apparently, Leftists vehemently disagree with Newsweek.
I bet none of them can tell you why.