Donald J. Trump’s war with Mexico escalated further on Friday after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled meeting with Trump and scheduled one with Meryl Streep instead.
“The American people are a great people and no one personifies that greatness better than Meryl Streep,” Pena Nieta said in an official statement. The summit with Streep was widely seen as a prelude to Mexico establishing full diplomatic relations with Streep.
Trump advisers were reportedly considering a host of retaliatory measures including Steve Bannon’s proposal that the President of Mexico be told to “shut up.”
DAILY PRESS BRIEFING
During his daily press briefing, the White House spokesman Sean Spicer called Peña Nieto’s decision to meet with Streep instead of Trump “absurd.” “President Trump is a much greater American than Meryl Streep and has won way more Oscars than she has, period,” Spicer said using an alternative set of facts.
10 MILLION JOBS CREATED
Also, The Borowitz Report is reporting that in less than a week President Donald Trump has created 10 million jobs for fact checkers, information from the Department of Labor has confirmed.
The executive director of Honesty Watch, a Minnesota-based fact checking organization called the pace of hiring in the fact-checking industry since Trump’s Inauguration “blistering.”
“The nation’s supply of fact checkers are being stretched to the breaking point,” the director stated. “There are not enough fact checkers to keep up with the exponential growth in alternative facts.” The director said that he expects hiring in the fact-checking sector to remain robust for the new 4 years, outpacing employment in manufacturing, technology and agriculture.
Also in the same press briefing, the White House is denying that it offered credentials to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ website Infowars, after Jones claimed in a video that he had been offered access. “He is not credentialed for the White House and the press office has not offered him credential”.
“Here’s the deal, I know I get White House credentials, we’ve already been “offered them, we’re going to get them, but I’ve just got to spend the money to send somebody there,” Jones says in the clip.
“I want to make sure it’s even worth it. I don’t want to just sit there up there like ‘I’m in the media, look our people are there.’”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated Monday that four “Skype seats” would be made available to some journalists who are outside of a 50-mile radius of Washington, D.C. It is not known when the Skype seats will be deployed during daily press briefings.
Jones, 42, has accused the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also claims U.S. moon landings were faked and that the government faked the Sandy Hook school shooting using actors.
Jones is the person who has given proof to President Trump that millions of votes were illegal