Contributed by Jill Cueni-Cohen
Liberally-slanted news sites and social media outlets are gnashing teeth over the latest rumor that Trump expects people to look professional when they work in the White House.
Axios, a web-based news outlet, sparked off the latest liberal outrage against President Trump with a series of posts called “Trump 101: What you need to know about President Trump.”
On its website, Axios describes itself as “a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible.”
Trump 101 features quotes from unnamed sources and claims that the president sees himself as “the producer of his own epic film.” One tidbit from Axios’ report got liberals especially upset, leading to backlash on social media sites and news sources around the world, even inspiring the Twitter hashtag #DressLikeAWoman.
“Trump likes the women who work for him ‘to dress like women,’ says a source who worked on Trump’s campaign,” the report stated, adding, “We hear that women who worked in Trump’s campaign field offices — folks who spend more time knocking on doors than attending glitzy events — felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.”
The story went viral around the globe as media outlets, including The Irish Examiner, The Indian Express, the Sydney Morning Herald, Refinery 29, BBC News, TIME, the Telegraph, the Guardian, and Yahoo! weighed in on the suddenly controversial subject. Women on Twitter began tweeting the fact that woman can and do wear jeans to work, as well as uniforms.
Marie Claire magazine’s U.K. edition took the opportunity to make up some fake news of their own. Reporter Jenny Proudfoot wrote, “He has restricted women’s reproductive rights, cut funding to international organizations who promote, provide and advise on abortions, and just yesterday it was revealed that he’s planning an executive order to declare pre-marital sex, same-sex marriage and abortion to be wrong.”
Twitter has lit up with posts in response to the rumor.
— Christine (@crktfrog) February 4, 2017
— Sophie Something (@ScientistSoph) February 3, 2017
— Christina Bonsell (@c_bonsell) February 4, 2017
— Ivelisse Viruet (@virueti) February 4, 2017
— Divya Singh (@divyasinghmd) February 4, 2017
And one of the most insulting…
— philip harris (@pharris830) February 4, 2017
H/T: Free Beacon
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