Alt Reality in the Oval Office

K.T. McFarland was a protege and colleague of now disgraced NSA Director Michael Flynn.  She has been a rumored to be at war with his replacement.  In this role McFarland declared that “global Islamist jihad is at war with all of Western Civilizatio.”  She blamed Obama for terroisism saying “To me, it’s a dereliction of duty. What was this president doing? Well, he was playing a lot of golf this summer, but he clearly was not attending to the defense of the United States.” She called for Bradley Manning’s (not using “Chelsea”) execution if he (she) was found guilty of making the leaks.[36] In 2016 McFarland  applauded the Brexit vote in approval of the diminution of trans-European union and wrote that Vladimir Putin deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for his actions during the Syrian Civil War. In 2014, she tweeted, “Putin seizes countries, Obama threatens maybe to kick Russia out of the G-8 club. Bet Putin’s sorry now! Winners write history, not whiners.”

K.T. McFarland, before joining the Trump Administration, hosted a talk show and appeared on Fox News Channel  Now Ms McFarland has been identified as being the person who  gave Trump an Alt News  printout of a Time magazine covers.

The faux cover, supposedly from the 1970s, warned of a coming ice age.  She also gave the President a second cover, from 2008, about global warming,  According to four White House officials,   Trump quickly got lathered up about the media’s hypocrisy.

But there was a problem. The 1970s cover was fake, part of an internet hoax that’s circulated for years. Staff chased down the truth and intervened before Trump tweeted or talked publicly about it.’

Politico: How Trump gets his fake news

The president rarely surfs the web on his own, but his staff have made a habit of slipping news stories on to his desk—including the occasional internet hoax. Priebus and White House staff secretary Rob Porter have tried to implement a system to manage and document the paperwork Trump receives. While some see the new structure as a power play by a weakened chief of staff — “He’d like to get a phone log too,” cracked one senior White House adviser — others are more concerned about the unfettered ability of Trump’s family-member advisers, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, to ply the president with whatever paperwork they want in the residence sight unseen.

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