A LESSON IN “FAKE NEWS”

Following is an exchange which occurred yesterday, during a roundtable discussion of California’s sanctuary state laws, between President Trump and Fresno, Callifornia Sheriff Margaret Mims (bold print is mine):

MIMS: There could be an MS-13 gang member, I know about, if they don’t reach a threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them. 

TRUMP: We have people coming into the country — they’re trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy. The dumbest laws, as I said before, the dumbest laws on immigration in the world. So we’re going to take care of it. We’ll get it done.

As you can plainly see, Sheriff Mims’ question specifically referenced ms-13 gang members, and therefore who President Trump referred to in his answer.

Now:  how did our wonderful “neutral” media use this exchange?

For that, I ask you to read John Binder’s article at breitbart.com (from which I got the above quotes).  Take a good look and see how this was projected into something Mr. Trump did not say and clearly did not mean to say.

If this reminds you of the media claims that then-candidate Trump called all Mexicans druggies and rapists, when his actual quote…

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” 

…specifically distinguishes between good and bad Mexican people, including those who come here illegally…

….you’ve got a point.

There’s your lesson in “fake news”.  I hope it resonates.

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