Donald Trump, having seemingly sidestepped impeachment proceedings and likely feeling invincible with a Republican leadership constantly genuflecting to him, got to meet with his biggest crush, Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an exchange captured during a sit down photo op, Trump can be seen and heard marveling at Putin’s ability to silence the press.
Trump: Fake News. You don’t have that problem in Russia. We have it, you don’t have that problem.
So true. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, since 2000, at least 42 journalists have been killed in Russia. Twenty-five of those journalists were murdered—21 of which covered crime or politics or corruption, all of which are connected. Russia only has a fake news problem.