In response to the rising tide of fake news and misinformation, senior White House officials are approaching bloggers who may not have necessarily voted for the President to nevertheless work for the administration, counterpunch the naive, and promote verified stories.
Tim DeGolden, a senior advisor to President Trump on new media and citizen journalism, believes this is a positive step.
“Bloggers are influencers,” DeGolden said on Federal Online News Radio this week. “They have existing distributions and social media relationships. It’s irrelevant if someone voted for the President. What’s most important is the person acknowledges that Trump is the President and that there is willingness to serve as a full-time consultant of sorts, but as a W-2 employee. I think it’s a great idea.”
The President is supportive. He’s very familiar with blogging.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2009
It’s unclear who will be hired or whether they’ll be allowed to work remotely. Some of the junior bloggers for The Onion expressed interest. I’m willing. All that’s known as of April 1 is the 45th White House wants to swing back at swingers and accurately represent the online American people.
P.S. April Fools. This is satire. Happy reading.