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
Thu Apr 4, 2019 AT 5:10 PM EDT
Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to President Donald Trump, on Wednesday ripped “disgruntled” members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team as “a bunch of sneaky, unethical leakers.”
Giuliani — responding to a New York Times report that some Mueller staffers don’t believe Attorney General William Barr’s summary of their report was an adequate portrayal of the special counsel’s findings — said during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that the Times story validates the Trump team’s past criticisms of Mueller’s group.
“It makes the point that we’ve been making for two years despite all of the media reports about how holy and sanctimonious the Mueller team is. They’re a bunch of sneaky, unethical leakers,” he said.
“And they are rabid Democrats who hate the president of the United States. And I can’t tell you how much false information they leaked during the course of the investigation,” Giuliani added. Read Full Story at The Hill
Tue Apr 2, 2019 AT 5:29 PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump‘s threat to close the border, saying today, “Democrats are leaving us absolutely no choice.”
Sanders was asked today about what authority Trump has to close the border.
Sanders also said that “this isn’t our first choice –– our first choice would be simple, fix the law.”
She told reporters they should “spend some time asking” Democrats what their plan is to fix the problem… Read Full Story at Mediaite