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Unable to Give It a Rest for One Day, Media Spreads a Fake News Story About Trump and the D-Day Ceremony

Westlake Legal Group trump-queen-elizabeth-melania1j-620x317 Unable to Give It a Rest for One Day, Media Spreads a Fake News Story About Trump and the D-Day Ceremony Politics normandy media bias Marcon laura ingraham late jim acosta Front Page Stories Front Page France fox news Featured Story fake news donald trump d-day ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, from left, attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

President Trump attended a D-Day ceremony this morning marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion and the opening of the Western Front.

By all accounts, including Nancy Pelosi’s response, his speech was very well done, respectful, and fit the occasion. In short, there was essentially nothing to complain about here. But we live in 2019 and that means the media must scrape the bottom of the barrel to try to take partisan shots somehow.

Enter these hot takes.

You can feel the angst just reading those tweets. They really, really hate the President and even on a solemn day like today, where the entire western world is honoring the sacrifices of thousands, they couldn’t just give it a rest. They wanted everyone to know what a scumbag they think Trump is and that he’s so awful that he couldn’t even be bothered to show up on time for the ceremony.

There’s one problem and you can probably guess it.

It’s fake news.

The real story is that French President Emmanuel Macron was the one who was late. The NBC Correspondent above was wrong when he claimed the French President was in position, waiting on President Trump.

Here’s the thing with Presidents. The Secret Service doesn’t let them stand around in the open for 30 minutes, outside, waiting around for other leaders to show up. The ceremony was in an exposed location surrounded by hundreds of people. It’s not just probable, but almost certain that the Secret Service knew exactly, to the minute, when Macron would be there and that the President was following a predetermined plan. In fact, Trump still ended up in position and ready before Macron got there.

This all should have been obvious to anyone trying to report on this, but that didn’t stop Acosta and the above NBC correspondents from spreading a false story anyway. These people never learn because they don’t want to learn. They know they can get their shots in and never be held accountable for it. Tomorrow, we’ll be onto the next faux outrage. Same story, different day.

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In Shocking, Unprecedented Turns of Events, That “Trump Hid the USS John McCain Story” Ends Up Being Fake News

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Just to go ahead and spoil things, the beginning of that headline is sarcasm. But seriously, how many times do we have to do this crap?

I have a general rule with sensational Trump stories. Wait 24 hours before giving them any credence. The typically flow goes like this: Media outlet makes incredible claim painting Trump as evil incarnate. Every network picks it up and it’s also repeated by certain conservative accounts that must constantly let us know how fair and open-minded they are. Twelve hours or so passes and the story turns out to be anywhere for 0%-20% true and completely out context. Everyone moves on to the next faux outrage. Rinse, repeat.

This latest story about Trump supposedly trying to hide the USS John McCain followed that cycle exactly.

As Elizabeth Vaughn covered this morning, the WSJ first reported on the story as a exclusive bombshell showing just how petty and gross Trump is. I mean, how could he possibly ask the Navy to hide the U.S.S. John McCain when the guy is dead. Let him rest in peace, am I right?

Yeah, well except it was nearly 100% fake news.

After it became apparent that Trump had not actually ordered the Navy to hide the USS McCain so he wouldn’t have to be triggered by it, the media immediately started to move the goalposts.

No, it doesn’t raise any questions. At all.

“Well, Trump didn’t know anything about it but, man, he’s still awful isn’t it?” is essentially the premise behind that Times piece.

So what’s the real story?

In actuality, a staffer made a single line request in an email. Trump knew nothing about it, the Navy had the ship in full sight during the ceremony anyway, and no one was upset about anything that happened. The likely reason for the original request was to avoid any ironic photos being taken that would then make the media rounds. It almost certainly had nothing to do with Trump not being able to handle reading “John McCain” on the side of a boat.

Now, compare that to the initial story and the avalanche of media outrage it perpetrated.

I’ll also note that several big name conservatives fell for this garbage story (including some I really like), taking shots at Trump over it. Question: Have they learned nothing at this point?

I won’t name names because I don’t think it’s beneficial at this point, but if any of them happen to stumble across this post, I’d suggest taking a few hours next time before responding. You don’t have to virtue signal your open-mindedness immediately anytime a story like this pops up. It harkens back to the Covington Catholic incident, where a laundry list of conservatives rushed to condemn the teenagers, only having to issue apologies later.

Just wait next time, seriously.

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