Brian Stelter: Trump Doesn’t Trust Fact-Checks or His Own Intel, ‘He Only Trusts His Fox Friends’


CNN’s Brian Stelter took a moment to address “Trump’s Hall of Mirrors” this morning: his Fox News allies feeding into his doubts and national distrust about the Mueller probe.

He first tackled the ridiculous Hannity guest-hosting radio gig from the President’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani, saying, “This would be funny if it weren’t so serious… It reveals to us how the pro-Trump media world works hand and hand with trump. It is a collaboration that helps Trump but hurts the public.”

Trump, of course, eagerly tweets the musings of Fox News hosts and guests who decry the Mueller probe as illegitimate and say the real crime is what’s going on with the Deep State or Hillary Clinton or something else. Just like, say, this morning:

“It’s like a house of mirrors where you’re seeing the same thing over and over and over again. Except it’s distorted,” Stelter said.

He called out certain over-the-top attacks on Mueller like Mark Levin‘s declaration that the special counsel is a “greater threat” to the republic and the Constitution than anything Putin did during the election.

Stelter concluded with this:

“Why doesn’t Trump get it? It’s because of the pro-Trump media world. It’s because of this hall of mirrors. Trump doesn’t trust the fact checks. He doesn’t trust the people who are trying to explain to him how serious this probe is. He sometimes doesn’t seem to trust the intelligence about Russia’s interference. He only trusts his Fox friends. Trump willingly walked into this house of mirrors. Heck, he helped build it. But does he know how to get out?”

Watch above, via CNN.

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