Another attempt by the mainstream media to shame President Donald Trump has backfired.
It turns out the Michigan man who claimed the president’s executive order on immigrant travel caused his sick Iraqi mother to die because she could not get treatment lied about what really happened.
How. About. That. https://t.co/n1FOhIw84q
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) February 1, 2017
Mike Hager, of Detroit, claimed he was visiting his ailing 75 year-old mother in Iraq when she became ill. He further claimed that an attempt to bring her to Michigan for treatment was unsuccessful because of Trump’s travel ban, causing the woman to remain in Iraq where she died on Saturday.
But an Islamic leader in Dearborn refuted Hager’s narrative, confirming to WJBK-TV that the mother died before the ban was even put in place.
Man who claimed mom died in Iraq after Trump’s ban lied, Imam confirms https://t.co/yZGlXXCmCp
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 1, 2017
Another hoax. https://t.co/IkMI64OMzu
— Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) February 1, 2017
According to Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center, Hager’s mother was receiving treatment for kidney disease in Michigan where she lived. She traveled to Iraq to visit family and died there on January 22.
“That’s true. The 22nd of January, his mom died,” Al-Hussainy told WJBK. “She did die but that was a couple weeks ago – before the ban.”
Bet the media is glad to get the real story. It’s not like they took off with the fraudulent tale to begin with or anything.
An Iraq war vet’s elderly mom died after Trump’s travel ban kept her out — despite having a green card https://t.co/LwHmOjsh1S
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 1, 2017
This US citizen served his country and we do this to him? https://t.co/l6CdHM8LTC
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) February 1, 2017
Mike Hager was shot twice in Iraq helping U.S. forces. Says Trump’s Muslim ban killed his mom, a green card holder. https://t.co/cUOmJ40vb3
— Tom McKay (@thetomzone) February 1, 2017
Now serving a heaping dish of humiliating crow.
Man who claimed mom died in Iraq after Trump's ban lied, Imam confirms | WJBK https://t.co/N1Hy0SPGNA
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 1, 2017
Unfortunately, one of the stories we highlighted earlier appears to have been fabricated. We’ve updated accordingly: https://t.co/biZInrvxpc
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) February 1, 2017
Another magical update. Sideshow Bob rake .gif pic.twitter.com/zmSCUlr79r
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 1, 2017
Ugh. I apologize for repeating that story.
Maybe needed some fact-checking before being published?
But yeah, my bad also. https://t.co/E0JL8V8Q0d
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) February 1, 2017
Take a bow guys! pic.twitter.com/o9fhB8jb5P
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 1, 2017
Whether the liberal media will learn anything from this latest installment of fake news remains to be seen.
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Yep. I knew this didn’t pass the smell test. Question is why all the media types breathlessly repeating and retweeting thoughtit did. pic.twitter.com/BIX98PWtsk
— Marcus Hawkins (@HawkinsUSA) February 1, 2017
We’ve not gone a single day since Trump’s inauguration w/o a major episode of fake news infecting the news cycle. https://t.co/g8hSEykxbo
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 1, 2017
Again and again: By the time I learn enough about a story to realize I don’t care, it turns out to be fake anyway. https://t.co/pIv8aFcTCc
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) February 1, 2017
@jtLOL Seems to be a pattern here.
— Heeeere’s Jonny (@jonsgardner) February 1, 2017
You should have this process down to a science by now. https://t.co/0g9166y7iN
— BT (@back_ttys) February 1, 2017
@chrislhayes This in infuriating. We lose all credibility when someone lies and the press repeats the lie. How can we believe anything?
— joan o’reilly (@joan8904) February 1, 2017
@chrislhayes damnit. People need to realize when they fake this stuff it takes away the significance of when it actually does happen
— D1 Gkells (@Gkelly20) February 1, 2017
— Crying Schumer ℅57™ (@EF517_V2) February 1, 2017
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