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Fake news: BREAKING: Trump’s Android Device Believed To Be Source Of Recent White House Leaks

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UPDATE: As pointed out by Owen in comments, this is actually a satirical piece, also “fake news.” And it works the way fake news work: so good you don’t think to check. Apologies. I swallowed it hook, line, and sinker. LG /update

This must be terrifically galling to Trump because it makes him look like an idiot, the typical buffoon big shot, calling down wrath and vengence on anyone guilty of leaking… Jeez, I’ve seen that in dozens of comedies: dramatic irony, it’s called. Always good for a laugh, since people like to laugh at the self-important brought up short.

And in fact, it is pretty funny.

From the Seattle Tribune and written by Lucas Bagwell:

If you’ve recently seen the hashtag – #DitchTheDevice trending on social media, it’s because, according to several private intelligence reports, the source of the multiple recent leaks within the White House is President Trump’s unsecured Android device.

Throughout the past several weeks President Trump and his administration have expressed extreme frustration over the multiple leaks provided to members of the press from inside the White House.

The recent leaks range from information regarding his executive orders (before he issued them), fighting and chaos among White House staffers, classified conversations with foreign leaders (specifically Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull & Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto), White House staffers conducting meetings in the dark because they can’t figure out how the lights work, and President Trump wandering the White House in his bathrobe.

President Trump has repeatedly dismissed the leaks and has referred to the leaked information as – “Illegal Leaks” while vowing to go after those revealing sensitive information to the press.

According to information from an unconnected Washington insider, President Trump, who remains leery of the federal intelligence community and is suspicious enough of career politicians that he’s accused holdovers from the Obama Administration as being the ones responsible for leaking information, decided to contract multiple private intelligence agencies to investigate the leaks.

Initial reports from two such agencies, A.R.H. Intelligence and Z|13 Security, indicate they suspect the source of the recent White House leaks to be President Trump’s unsecured Android device.

President Trump has received fierce . . .

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Written by LeisureGuy

2 March 2017 at 1:49 pm

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  1. “Schadenfreude out the wazoo” is not a phrase for a gentleman, yet here I am.

    middlesmith

    2 March 2017 at 2:19 pm

  2. What’s funny is that the headline is exactly like an Onion headline. Could. Not. Be. Better.

    I hope President Trump holds another impromptu press conference to explain how it wasn’t his fault. That’s probably what’s got him: not that he looks like a dope (which he does), but it is so clearly his fault and he already has condemned the person responsible…. Just epic.

    LeisureGuy

    2 March 2017 at 2:28 pm

  3. Unfortunately, it looks too good to be true because it is too good to be true. Wish it were so.
    Actually originated as a satirical piece: http://www.snopes.com/trumps-cell-phone-leaks/

    Owen

    2 March 2017 at 3:20 pm

  4. Dang! I fell into the fake news trap bigtime: story that perfectly embodied something… well, you get it. Post updated.

    LeisureGuy

    2 March 2017 at 3:42 pm

  5. Satire is getting to be quite a trick these days.

    middlesmith

    2 March 2017 at 5:53 pm

  6. Yeah: “Trump™: The self-satirical administration. Rather than the old-fashioned two-step process, Trump reduces it to one step. “Direct to satire,” like “direct to DVD.”

    LeisureGuy

    2 March 2017 at 5:58 pm


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