Tue Apr 9, 2019 AT 1:22 PM EDT
A CNN news anchor and three MSNBC guests spread the false impression on the air that President Donald Trump referred to immigrants as “animals” last week.
The confusion stemmed from an unverified Twitter user identified as Mark Elliott, who tweeted out a short clip of Trump Friday and accused him of referring to asylum seekers by the insulting moniker.
However, the clip was from May 2018, and Trump was responding to a question about the transnational street gang MS-13. Nevertheless, multiple news outlets and politicians ran with the idea he had referred to all immigrants as “animals” last year as well.
Despite the clip being old and well-known in political circles due to its litigation last year, dozens of politicians—including presidential candidates–journalists, and celebrities shared the tweet and expressed outrage over it. Read Full Story at The Washington Free Beacon