It didn’t take long for Democrats to run with the apparently fake news story that President Donald Trump wanted to mobilize the National Guard to round-up illegal aliens.
The Associated Press broke the story on Friday, and the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quickly called the report “100 percent false.”
Not true. 100% false https://t.co/EkTMKzhHPs
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) February 17, 2017
DHS confirms that the memo reported by AP did exist; but they said it was “never seriously considered” https://t.co/4kB6rLfyCX
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 17, 2017
It’s astounding to think that media would be this careless, the day after Trump called them out for being very fake news the night before in heated press conference.
Nonetheless, Sen. Dick Durbin proved why the media does it and ran like the wind with the “story.”
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) February 17, 2017
And he was far from the only one.
Hours after the White House categorically denid the claim, news outlets and prominent liberals were pushing the story.
— Fusion (@Fusion) February 17, 2017
— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 17, 2017
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) February 17, 2017
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 17, 2017
— VICE News (@vicenews) February 17, 2017
This clearly shows, when news fits the agenda, Democrats don’t wait for the facts.
Ask Nancy Pelosi who believed Gen. Mike Flynn called himself a scapegoat.
But in the fight for the minds of the American public, conservatives called out the AP story as nonsense from the start.
No evidence Trump weighed any of this. Fake news. https://t.co/JRtUkconxn
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 17, 2017
No link to factual data. This seems to me to be irresponsible journalism. https://t.co/ZsyztMQo20
— LifebytheCreek (@lifebythecreek) February 17, 2017
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) February 17, 2017
— Lola (@uliw315) February 17, 2017
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) February 17, 2017
— Joan Ovark (@JoanOfArc1978) February 17, 2017
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