Trump wallows in hypocrisy on an unprecedented daily basis. His flip-flopping has led to a near constant dredging up of his old tweets, which invariably refute something he’s said or done more recently. According to Twitter, current Trump’s biggest critic is old Trump.
His latest reversal came with his trip to Saudia Arabia. In 2012, Trump mocked President Obama for seemingly bowing his head to the Saudi King.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2012
So what does Trump – who was vocally critical of Saudi Arabia during his campaign – do when he finally meets the King himself? He bows.
Remember when conservatives slammed Obama for bowing in front of the Saudi king?
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 20, 2017
For Republicans, it was an outrage when Obama did it, but it’s perfectly acceptable when Trump does it. Some of his crazier alt-right fans were outraged, but most of his supporters seemed more than willing to overlook the incident. The media didn’t harangue him the way they did Obama. Instead, the right-wing media sought to cover up the embarrassing hypocrisy.
Fox News Host Judge Jeanine, a longtime Trump sycophant, was caught on air gesturing for her team to cut away from footage of Trump before the bow. She was too slow, and the video was broadcast around the country.
Manipulating footage and selectively showing clips to put forward a false narrative is nothing new at FOX News. However, they don’t usually expose their tricks on live television. Judge Jeanine panicked gesturing is funny, but it also offers a peek into just how corrupt and destructive FOX News is. They don’t care about truth, they care about selling an untrue version of reality to their viewers.