Members of the mainstream media had a field day propagating more fake news recently. And this story is obviously fishy. President Trump, in Japan on his Asian tour, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, carried on an old tradition of feeding Koi at a pond in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe and President Trump took turns spooning out feed to the waiting fish for a brief period, and then the Prime Minister threw out the rest of the food remaining in his box. Trump followed suit as Prime Minister Abe smiled radiantly. That is a simple factual recounting of what actually transpired.
So, CNN reported via headline: “Trump feeds fish, winds up pouring entire box of food into koi pond.” Adding to the utter fabrication of a bizarrely scrutinized moment, CNN reporter Veronica Rocha’s tweet only shows the president dumping what was left in his box of food. She obviously edited the footage to omit Prime minister Abe doing the same thing before Trump mirrored his actions.
Justin Sink, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, tweeted that Trump “decided to just dump the whole box in for the fish.”
Other media outlets were similarly aghast at Trumps “laziness,” carelessness, or “impatience.” (I’m surprised they didn’t charge Trump with appropriating Japanese culture).
The Guardian stated: “White House reporters, keen perhaps to pick up on a Trump gaffe, captured the moment when he upended his box on their smartphones and tweeted evidence of his questionable grasp of fish keeping. Some speculated that a poor palace employee would be dispatched to the scene to clean up the mess as soon as the two leaders disappeared inside.” It ran a complimentary story about the dangers of overfeeding fish.
One Twitter user wrote: “Abe is basically watching in polite rage-horror as the epic orange buffoon tries to kill his fish.” This tweet sounds like it emanated from the Korean Central News Agency. Psychoses isn’t a strong enough term to describe what’s afflicting these anti-Trumpers. President Trump was feeding these fish, not killing them. Koi are colored varieties of Amur carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Amur carp routinely eat two or three times their body weight daily. The boxes of fish food were small, maybe 8 inches on a side by six inches tall, and the president followed the lead of his host.
It should be, but sadly is not, truly stunning that the media and its leftist sycophants literally fabricated a story out of whole cloth to make the President of the United States appear to be a lazy, impatient, animal-abusing ignoramus, guilty of “overfeeding” ravenous rough-fish. That they are using this fish tale to carp at the president as he embarks on this Asian trip to reassure our allies in the face of North Korean nuclear saber-rattling, potentially improve relations with China, and negotiate fairer trade deals is simply mind-boggling.