It appears the main stream media is, once again, taking a hit to their credibility with regard to their efforts to breathlessly report on anything Russia related. The Washington Post reported a “second meeting” took place at the G20 between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump in which the Post insinuated the meeting was secretive and irregular.
The “meeting” in question took place in front of hundreds of people towards the end of the dinner just before President Trump was leaving. The Administration stated “There was no ‘second meeting’ between President Trump and President Putin, just a brief conversation at the end of dinner.” It would appear that the Administration is justified in there in their push back to the article’s insinuations of secrecy and irregularity.
A meeting that takes place in front of all G20 attendees is difficult to consider secretive as the Administration continued with their harsh defense, “The insinuation that the White House has tried to ‘hide’ a second meeting is false, malicious, and absurd.” At this point it is difficult for the main stream media to hide their intentions of hurting the Trump Administration, with some in the main stream media spending little to no time on issues other than Russia.
Many in the main stream media have been breathlessly reporting on anything Russia in an attempt to highlight a conspiracy that has yet to be proven. During and after the G20 there were reports of outrage that Melania Trump was seated next to President Vladimir Putin in an attempt to make it appear the Trump Administration chose that avenue. Many in the main stream media took another hit with regard to credibility as reports arose in which Angela Merkel stated that she and her staff conducted the seating arrangement thus, effectively putting an end to any conspiratorial scandal.