Donald Trump Falsely Accused Media of Ignoring Terrorist Attacks
Type: Spreads IgnoranceFeb 06 2017 Severity: Targeted: The Media
Speaking to the U.S. Central Command, Trump claimed that the media was intentionally covering up reports of terrorist attacks. He then quickly pivoted to defend his recent executive order regarding refugees and immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.
Quote | He quickly tied this accusation to the protection of his refugee order.
“You’ve seen what happened in Paris, and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening,” he said to the assembled military leaders. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.”
Targeted by Trump