Trump Supports Pooh Ban

Says Winnie is “a  fake bear”

President Trump fully agrees with the Chinese government’s censorship of Winnie the Pooh on Chinese social media. The Chinese Governmenbt took action after a Financial Times front page story showed pictures of Winnie and Chinese President Xi Jinping both looking overweight. *

The ban on Winnie the Pooh is a telling sign that disrespectful talk about Xi’s tummy will be dangerous. That caught President Trump’s attention.

When he learned of the FT coverage of Pooh, Trump gave a full-throated endorsement of Chinese censorship of Winnie on social media : “It doesn’t surprise me that the Financial Times would run a front page story about Winnie the Pooh.* It’s a failing newspaper. Winnie is a fake bear. Trust me, I know all about fakery. I admire President Xi. I have met him. Saying he is as pudgy as Winnie would be like saying that about me. Fake news, believe me.”

In this morning’s press briefing, Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secrertary, welcomed questions about Winnie. “I’d rather talk about Winnie the Pooh than TrumpCare. Bring him on.”

*Beijing blocks Pooh amid Xi mockery,” Financial Times, Page 1 July 17, 2017. A second story is on page 4: “Pooh bears brunt.”


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