The Atlantic Outlines The Trump Campaign’s Disinformation Tactics | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


If you think disinformation only happens in other countries, think again. The Trump campaign machine known as the "death star" is already in action. Stephanie Ruhle is joined by Atlantic staff writer McKay Coppins to break down how this is already shaping the 2020 election. Weighing in: Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Political Consultant Shermichael Singleton. Aired on 2/13/2020.
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The Atlantic Outlines The Trump Campaign's Disinformation Tactics | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

66 Comments on "The Atlantic Outlines The Trump Campaign’s Disinformation Tactics | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Just follow this:
    Trump is lying. Republicans are lying. They are always lying!
    EZPZ! Vote Blue 2020!

  2. Russian Propaganda 101, Good boy, Trumplethinskin.

  3. Gwendolyn Paradise | February 13, 2020 at 11:48 AM | Reply

    He wants to control the world.

    • That’s why he has created space force so Barron can control the universe

    • Gwendolyn Paradise He has dementia, just like daddy👏🤪🤪🤪🤪🤔I think he knows what is happening and is trying to get himself re-elected , thinking no one else will realize it before it is too late

  4. A decent President wouldn’t need to spend a billion dollars to get re-elected. A billion dollars worth of desperate to stay out of prison.

  5. JoAnna S. Diamonds and Pearls | February 13, 2020 at 11:50 AM | Reply

    Y’all can’t see his game🤔

    • I agree! Been off Farcebook myself for many years.

    • “___…puts no limit on what can be done by propaganda; people will believe anything, provided they are told it often enough and emphatically enough, and that contradicters are either silenced or smothered in calumny.” The saddest part is the name attributed to this is not Trump it’s Hitler.


    • Darlene Jovanovich | February 13, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      Your to young to know better trump lies every day all he as really done is separate our country and dystroying our Democracy! And the Republicans under trump our to afraid of him! I dont care if a Rebublican becomes president as long as he brings with him the truth and Democracy.! Its time to not let trump separate us and keep our democracy! Dont let his hate win!

    • Darlene Jovanovich | February 13, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      Its Propaganda trump is trying to separate us and dystroy our Democracy! What has trump done! Gave us 3 trillion dollars deficit, he hasnt done nothing! Want a Republican get a different one!

  6. Christine Aubuchon | February 13, 2020 at 11:54 AM | Reply

    Read the article. I did and it was astonishing and kind of scary. And maddening.

    • Patriot Spring | February 13, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      @Sleeping Insomiac I never said Biden was trying to protect his son, but that his son was hired by Burisma and paid millions so Joe would do favors. Whether that happened or not, I don’t know, but it’s highly probably and should be looked at.

    • Patriot Spring | February 13, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

      @Kate Sweetblu Everything is an opinion or theory.

    • Patriot Spring | February 13, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @Sleeping Insomiac Funny how Solomon is all of a sudden called a hack by far left liberals after releasing this information.

    • Sleeping Insomiac | February 13, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @Patriot Spring
      Do you have problems reading or comprehending?
      Not the company, but its owner was under investigation.
      You know who shelved that investigation?
      Burisma hired not just Hunter Biden, but some other “public faces” in a PR-stunt to boost international confidence.
      Morally questionable, but in no way illegal.
      Everything else is just made up nonsense…
      And with all your fancy “intelligence agencies”, Trump had to be absolutely aware of it being nothing.
      Him trying and going out of his way to make the Ukraine proclaim an investigation whilst knowing there was nothing to be found is a blatant abuse of power.
      In any normal country, a politician caught in that kind of extortion scheme would have the integrity to step down…
      Ah, well, shithole countries and their token democracies…

  7. Misinformation has worked for those that don’t bother to do research.


  9. He learn this from Putin.

  10. The ‘wreckage’ will be American democracy!!

  11. This isn’t a Republican vs Democratic thing. This is a truth vs lies thing. Frame it right!

  12. This is exactly according to Putin’s plan. Putin’s misinformation campaign has been adopted by Trump. The goal is to undermine democracy, free speech and trust in Western governments. They have succeeded exactly according to plan. The only way out of this mess in the future will be to make the intentional spread of misinformation an illegal act. For example, channels such as Fox “News” and Russia Today shouldn’t be allowed to exist in their current form.

    • You get the award for the BEST logic I’ve read today. It’s propaganda that always does the real work.
      America wasn’t even going to get into WWi … but then the business men of the day realized there was MONEY to be made. They sent “4 minute men” around to towns in America to talk up the (some would say fake) reasons why we needed to get involved. And IT WORKED!

    • Having a law is one thing. Having an enforceable law is quite another. As the US is discovering.

    • angela bluebird60 | February 13, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      @Jazz Haze Whoa…not quite. “30 minute men,” ? Cite sources. Pearl Harbor was not something that was, “talked up,” for profit. Neither was the ever increasing aggression from Hitler. Listen to some people who lived during this time.

  13. Go read the Atlantic article

    This needs to be shared far and wide

    • Dude, but he didn’t even offer an example! He got dragged in?? Lol. I watch Majority Report, Secular Talk and Democracy Now. They don’t even come in our post boards anymore! We drag people out of that world. Msm sends them in..

    • Edgeworld Pictures | February 13, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      Just read The Atlantic article.

  14. “Who ya gonna believe? ME or your own lyin’ eyes?” – Groucho, formerly the funniest slapstick comedian until Trump came along

    • Make Racists Afraid Again | February 13, 2020 at 3:44 PM | Reply

      Ben Lutz
      Groucho wore a fake mustache and Impeached Trump wears a fake tan.
      Groucho was an actor.
      Trump is an Egomaniac.

  15. America needs to get their country back.

  16. America is becoming a scary place. “Death Star”

  17. Zuckerberg visited trump. He’s in on it. POWER AND MONEY OVER DEMOCRACY!

  18. Claudette Taylor | February 13, 2020 at 2:07 PM | Reply

    45 is breaking the rules of law in the open.

  19. ElPocho DelMundo | February 13, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    This is one of the most important stories, the Atlantic story, of the present time.

  20. Fight back against the fascist with every tool there is.
    This is no time to ponder, this is time to act.

    • 👍👍

    • angela bluebird60 | February 13, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      Yes. We the People light up the Life and Truth Star! We must put our Right to Free Speech to its highest and best use as our genuine information tactic. We correct the lie/rumor mongering when ever we encounter it, and spread the word at every opportunity. We’ll tell two people and they’ll tell two people and so on. Robert Reich’s Common Good broadcast is a dependable source of accurate info. We must also join in the ongoing work to eliminate the poison intrusion of Big $ upon our elections/govt. It is the causative factor. The Move to Amend, Common Cause, Trust Vote, Color of Change, American Promise, just a few of the quality groups of everyday people we can check out/join with.

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