Trump has an uncanny judo-like ability to turn the hatred of his critics back on their source. Here’s another example.
The ‘free’ press waits to pounce like a cat on any perceived fault of our President. It’s gotten so bad that the Media has been caught editing footage to build a case against him. They’ve even tried to embarrass him with stories about whether he eats a second scoop of ice cream for dessert.
The Media(D) hit a new low with a Christmas story they ran.
On Christmas Day, President Donald Trump took part in a long-running practice of presidents who called troops stationed around the country and the world.
But he broke from a recent tradition of actually visiting troops and wounded warriors. He did so in 2017, when he visited wounded troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Dec. 21 (and invited Coast Guard service members to play golf at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida).
By staying home on Tuesday, Trump became the first president since 2002 who didn’t visit military personnel around Christmastime.
They tried to shame him and put a wedge between him and the troops.
Here’s the correction they had to add to their story.
On Wednesday, a day after this article was published, President Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq to greet U.S. troops. It was his first presidential visit to a combat zone.
They weren’t just a ‘little bit’ off in their reporting. They were about as wrong as they could possibly be.
They stepped on a ‘fake news’ rake because they were more concerned with telling a story that would give Trump a black eye then they were about confirming that it was ABSOLUTELY true.
“President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to see U.S. combat troops in Iraq on the day after Christmas,” Bennett wrote. “Trump left the White House late on Dec. 25 for an unannounced movement to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Pool was prepositioned on the plane and did not see Trump board. Air Force One was wheels up at 12:06 am ET on Dec. 26. POTUS landed at 11:16 am ET/ 7:16 pm local time at Al Asad Air Base, a joint U.S.-Iraqi military base west of Baghdad.”
He also noted that the White House had embargoed the details of the trip until after Trump gave remarks to troops:
The details of the trip were embargoed until POTUS had finished giving remarks to a group of about 100 mostly U.S. special operations troops engaged in combat operations in Iraq and Syria.
But, a variety of media outlets–chief among them NBC News–jumped the gun and on Tuesday published critiques of Trump for not visiting the troops.
Here is some actual footage of NBC trying to give Trump a black eye.
Trump and Melania were in Iraq visiting American troops on Christmas.
Will NBC News apologize & retract this partisan lie that received thousands of RTs?
Will NBC News also report that Michelle Obama never visited American troops in a war zone like Melania just did? https://t.co/qngqILCDbK
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 26, 2018
CNN was happier with President Obama court martialing troops who sang Christmas carols than they are with President Trump visiting our brave armed forces serving overseas and lifting their spirits.
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 27, 2018
They keep trying to take Trump down, but their takedowns keep falling short of their goal.
After everything he’s been through to get here, you’d think they might have learned their lesson by now. Maybe not.