May 20, 2018
First things first: Albert R. Hunt’s piece in Bloomberg this week is clearly labeled an opinion piece, but obviously one that Bloomberg felt was compelling enough to publish.
Hunt kicks off his piece with a CNN poll that shows most Americans think Barack Obama was a better president than Donald Trump has been. It’s not policy, though, that accounts for the result; to Hunt, it all boils down to one word: integrity.
Voters miss Obama. Why?
— Bloomberg (@business) May 19, 2018
“The explanation seems simpler: a respect for integrity,” Hunt writes. “Obama had it, running a largely corruption-free administration. The Trump presidency, all 16 months of it, has been marked by lies, greed, ethical transgressions and criminal charges.”
First, we always get a kick of out the retrospective claims that Obama’s administration was scandal-free, and second — isn’t this the guy who won Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” honor in 2013 for his claim that “If you like your plan, you can keep it”? And then there was Fast & Furious, spying on Fox News’ James Rosen, pallets of cash to Iran … wait, let’s leave some for others.
This has to be the fakest of all Fake News👇 https://t.co/XPhtKUJgUu
— MN Jim (@SelbJim) May 20, 2018
Said no sentient being, ever. https://t.co/fBEC3IQ86N
— Diana Allocco (@dianamee) May 20, 2018
Parody, right? https://t.co/cbCe3YfcQM
— Rod (@AlwaysAskRod) May 19, 2018
*takes a deep breath*
— Mint Chip🐉 (@BasketOfSexy) May 19, 2018
Did we change the definition of a word again? https://t.co/RE2dv6FNUe
— ChitownMike312 (@ChitownMike312) May 20, 2018
Apparently you need to buy a dictionary