Trump Jokes to Putin They Should ‘Get Rid’ of Journalists

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Donald Trump joked with Vladimir Putin about getting rid of journalists and Russian meddling in US elections when the two leaders met at the G20 summit in Japan.

As they sat for photographs at the start of their first formal meeting in nearly a year, the US president lightheartedly sought common ground with Putin at the expense of the journalists around them in Osaka.

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2 thoughts on “Trump Jokes to Putin They Should ‘Get Rid’ of Journalists

  • June 28, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    On the anniversary of the Annapolis massacre – a class act

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  • June 29, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    Of course, he would like to be rid of us. No doubt Putin responded there are better ways to co-op the media and its journalists, and advised Trump that he already has a head start, half the news audience true-believers in a virtual state network. Who knows what other advice he gave. Ways to arrest, IRS audit, or otherwise make the profession of independent journalism “worth it” only to a smaller and smaller courageous few, who you then can secretly poison, if not toss out a window. How to use existing laws against spying to arrest journalists along with whistle blowers. Encourage followers to attack them in public and publish their addresses. And so it goes.

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