A lot of people are saying …
Do not believe any article or story you read or see that uses “anonymous sources” having to do with trade or any other subject. Only accept information if it has an actual living name on it. The Fake News Media makes up many “sources say” stories. Do not believe them! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
The most often used phrase in the Lamestream Media, by far, is “sources say”, or “officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity”, or anything similar which allows Fake News to make up a phony quote from a person who doesn’t even exist. The American people should demand NAMES! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2020
And they make up — I said it today; they make up words. “Sources say …” Most often used: “Sources say …” You know what “sources say” means? “Sources say” means they have nobody. And they make it up. Okay?
And they have a few other type statements that mean the same thing. But “sources say” is the most often-used express- — in The Washington Post; New York Times, especially; CNN — fake news. CNN.
They should really be mandated, and I mean mandated to use a name. If there’s a source, use a name. Say that Kayleigh — “Kayleigh McEnany said …” or somebody. And you’d find out that the — number one, the source wouldn’t say it. The sources don’t exist. I don’t believe the sources exist.
Thus saith the President whose “most often used phrase” is “a lot of people are saying.”
Well, a lot of people are saying Trump is projecting his complete mendacity onto mainstream media.
Yes, there will come a scandal where some writer has made up confidential sources or something equally bad. But that’s not an anti-Trump thing. It just happens sometimes.
H/T Enough about ‘sources,’ Mr. President - The Washington Post, where there’s a lot more.