A few weeks ago, Donald Trump appeared on a talk show, claiming to have been the target of a “sick hoax.”
The President was making the rounds to promote his book, “The Art of the Deal.”
But a quick look at his book reveals that the author’s real name is not Stephen Bannon, but Stephen L. Bannon.
On the show, Trump’s former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said the President is “so sick of fake news.”
“Fake news is bad.
Fake news is the greatest threat we face in the United States today,” she said.
“We’ve got to stop it.
We’ve got a chance to save our country, but we’ve got no choice.”
The President has since retweeted many of the comments made by the fake news sites, including an article from The Hill, a site owned by the conservative billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife.
The article has been shared thousands of times, many of them with the hashtag #fakenews.
“It is clear that he is sick of all of this fake news,” Bannon said.
Trump’s campaign manager has long pushed his views on the fake media.
In 2015, he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, “Fake news and social media are the new battleground of our time.”
On his book tour, Bannon said he was going to be a “brand president” to help promote the President’s ideas, saying the President has “very little to do with fake news anymore.”
“What he is really after is getting his message out,” Bannon continued.
“He is not concerned with the truth.
He is concerned with getting his agenda through.
And the fact is, he has no idea how to do that.”
Trump has since made it clear that the fake stories he is peddling are not what he actually believes.
He recently said that his supporters “do not believe the fake stuff” about him, and that he’s “not a phony.”
A few days ago, Bannon also appeared on CNN’s State of the Union.
On the show he made it quite clear that his goal was to help the President win the 2020 election, saying, “If you want to win, you have to start now.”
It’s not clear whether Bannon is referring to the fake press or the fake president himself.
In his book “The Trump Presidency,” Bannon argues that the President needs to win over a large portion of the country in order to make the President “presidential.”
Bannon’s book has been described as a “pander” to his former boss.
He’s described it as a blueprint for “real change.”