Trump spokesperson, Jason Miller, was brave enough to go on CNN today to discuss Trump's insanely bad week. One of the topics Brian Stelter brought up was those wacky charts that Trump kept pulling out. Stelter points out that one of the sources Donald Trump used for a "chart" is Before It's News, a crazy site filled with alien stories, conspiracy theories, etc.
When asked about it, Jason Miller said the following:
STELTER: Who checks this data ahead of time to make sure the sources are accurate and reliable?
MILLER: Brian, on this particular chart, I have not seen that particular chart, so I can't comment on that.
STELTER: So who on the campaign gave it to him? Someone printed it out, put it in his hand and sent him up on stage.
MILLER: Two things here...one, on that particular chart I have not seen that produced by our policy department, and again the point of what Mr. Trump is talking about is how the American economy is going down and not going up under Presdient Obama.
STELTER: No, we can't start with the fact, if he is going to hold up made up articles or made up charts from fringe websites, how are we going to believe anything he says?
MILLER: Uhhhh, Brian, uh, are you saying that our economic growth is going in the right direction? Are you saying that American home ownership is in a good place right now?
STELTER: I am saying that I want every presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and every other candidate to hold up charts that are accurate and that are well sourced and not rip them off from creepy websites.
MILLER: Brian, what I would like to see is a chart from Hillary Clinton showing where those emails went.
STELTER: So you think that she should hold up charts as well? But that's not the point about Donald Trumps charts. Where is he getting this stuff? Who's vetting this stuff before it goes up on stage?"
Miller had no answer. All he kept saying was he had not seen the chart. My suspicion? Donald snuck on a computer late at night, found this chart and sent it to kinkos for reproduction on a tiny little 3' x 3' foam board and thought to himself "my followers will totally buy this!"