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Shameful: CNN caught in BLATANT lie about Trump and guns
Written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor on October 21, 2015
Regular followers of this site likely saw our previous reports about President Obama’s plans to use executive action to expand gun control in the wake of the Umpqua Community College shooting earlier this month. The White House confirmed this news on October 5th, and The Washington Post further detailed the president’s plans a few days later, as we reported here.
So it’s curious that just yesterday, in an attempt to discredit GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, CNN alleged, “Obama has not announced any plans to sign an executive order that would take Americans’ guns away or further restrict access to guns.”
As Breitbart reports:
For the last two days CNN has been lying about Donald Trump in order to put itself in its favorite gear: the Trifecta Gear that allows the left-wing network to, all at once, push gun control, protect Barack Obama, and attack a high-profile Republican as dishonest — in this case frontrunner Donald Trump.
Very quickly, here is the back story.
During a campaign rally in South Carolina Monday night, Trump told the crowd:
“You know, the President is thinking about signing an executive order where he wants to take your guns away. You hear about this? Not gonna happen. That won’t happen. But that’s a tough one, I think that’s a tough one for him to do,” Trump told the crowd. “There’s plenty of executive orders being signed, you know that. And we can’t let that go on.”
Tuesday morning on CNN’s “New Day,” Trump was interviewed over the phone and leftwing co-anchor Alisyn Camerota pretty much called him a liar. Even though he stood by his statement, the network claimed in a headline that Trump had backed away from the statement. Here’s what Trump actually said:
“No, no. I’ve heard that he wants to. And I heard it, I think, on your network. Somebody said that that’s what he’s thinking about. I didn’t say that he’s signing it. I said I think that would be a tough one to sign actually,” Trump said. “I would say it would be impossible. But nevertheless he was thinking about it. And I’ve heard it from numerous networks. And I’ve read it in the papers. You know. My source is the papers. So, you know, they’re pretty good sources.”
In that same piece, CNN then reports a blatant lie:
Obama has not announced any plans to sign an executive order that would take Americans’ guns away or further restrict access to guns. He has, however, called for Congress to pass legislation that would establish universal background checks and implement laws aimed at minimizing the number of mass shootings in the country.
Tuesday night, Anderson Cooper was spreading the same lies. This is what CNN does: relentlessly pushes dishonest narratives through the day, every hour on the hour.