I’m sure we all thought we’d seen peak anti-Trump media hysteria years ago, but these people apparently have hidden reserves of bitterness we couldn’t possibly have anticipated.
Having already exhausted the collusion scandal, Stormy Daniels, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ pie-making abilities, impeachment, and Trump’s aversion to Covid masks, the media has now found a new target in the form of a LEGO model built by a Trump grandchild.
At the conclusion of a great Republican National Convention, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, while introducing her father for his acceptance speech, told of how her oldest son, Jacob, built a LEGO model of the White House for his grandfather when the family first arrived in Washington DC (Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner both serve in the administration).
“When Jared and I moved with our three children to Washington, we didn’t exactly know what we were in for. But our kids loved it from the start,” she said. “My son Joseph promptly built grandpa a Lego replica of the White House. The president still displays it on the mantel in the Oval Office and shows it to world leaders, just so they know he has the greatest grandchildren on earth.”
To any normal person, this is a sweet, lighthearted story from which one would never consider extracting even an ounce of controversy.
But to the mainstream media…they smelled scandal.
They descended on Twitter to declare the LEGO White House…non-existent!
Our reporters are in the Oval Office nearly every day. None of them have ever seen the Lego White House.
— Alex Wayne (@aawayne) August 28, 2020
Dun dun dun….
Andrea Bernstein, author of the book American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power, breathlessly declared in all-caps that: “Ivanka is telling a story about her son Joseph building a lego model of the White House. She told the same story about herself once, building a lego Trump Tower.”
As Breitbart‘s John Nolte explains, however, this is far from cold-hard proof Ivanka just fabricated a story about her own child.
The excerpt is an anecdote about Ivanka building a replica of Trump Tower out of Legos and something about her evil father fuming over what she got wrong and something else about that anecdote not even being true and then the black helicopters arrived and took me to my special place.
First off, we have to assume this tale in something-something Oligarchs is true, or not true as the case may be. My head hurts. But even if it is true, is Bernstein unfamiliar with the way in which parents often pass on traditions to their children?
Maybe a normal person could inform Bernstein that normal people would look at a story of Ivanka gifting her dad with a Lego replica as pretty solid evidence her son would do the same thing.
There’s one more problem.
The LEGO White House is, well, right there in the Oval Office, as evidenced by these photographs taken before Ivanka’s speech.
I absolutely cannot believe that reporters are really trying to cast doubt on the validity of a 6 year old’s gift to his grandfather.
— Carolina Hurley 45 Archived (@CLH45) August 28, 2020
Bernstein was apparently unphased by her crappy reporting, and actually asked the White House how much help the 3-year-old Jacob had, forcing Jacob’s uncle Donald Trump Jr. to call her out:
It’s official: the media has now scrutinized little Jacob’s history of LEGO construction more than they have Hunter Biden’s business history.
Let that sink in.
In case you’re wondering how absolutely insane the left-wing media has become look no further than this tweet. Are you kidding me? Now they’re going after three-year-olds! pic.twitter.com/n6hWHsa9bA
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 28, 2020