Twitter Wants to Know Why Trump Used An Anonymous Source Minutes After Railing Against Them


In the early part of his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, President Donald Trump railed against the use of anonymous sources in journalism.

“(T)hey have no sources,” Trump said. “They just make ’em up when there are none.”

Moments later, Donald Trump used an anonymous source.

The president was telling a story about a friend who frequently visited Paris, but no longer does because “Paris is no longer Paris.”

Trump identified this friend as “a very, very substantial guy,” and then later on as “Jim,” but he never gave Jim’s last name.

Some observers on Twitter noted the irony of Trump’s use of an unidentifiable source moments after his denunciation of them.

Watch above, via CNN.

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