I’m becoming a big fan of Medium.com. The site is a compendium of articles, mostly opinion pieces, from various publications and diverse contributors. (There are guidelines for submitting stories. I will look into them, and may publish on there soon.)
This piece is from a Russian journalist, Alexey Kovalev. He is very clear that he is describing a Putin press conference, but see if you notice any parallels:
What Mr. Kovalev doesn’t do in his essay is discuss ways of combating these tactics. He may be limited in his actions, because he is Russian; we have more freedoms. I have been racking my brain trying to think of how to fight this. There must be a way. If you have thoughts on what to do, please comment. Maybe we can generate some good ideas and truly challenge Trump.
Because he needs to be constantly challenged.