Trump Bashes ‘Clinton News Network;’ CNN ‘Losing all Credibility’



Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump responded to CNN’s “Fact Check” report, which was critical of his speech on Wednesday where he attacked presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, saying CNN is losing all credibility and should apologize for an erroneous report.

Trump’s posts on Twitter come after Breitbart News contributor Julia Hahn noted that CNN erroneously reported that Trump’s statement that Clinton wanted to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country was false.

CNN’s Tom Foreman stated:

He was talking about this in reference to the Syria program in context of his speech. So let’s look at the reality there. President Obama has said he’d like to get 10,000 Syrian refugees in here by the end of September this year. Yes, Hillary Clinton has talked about increasing that substantially to 65,000 people being brought in in the near term. Still, that is not hundreds of thousands of people out there. And more importantly, she has said that none of these people should come in without the most stringent screening and vetting process. Now granted there are security analysts who say it’s very hard to have an infallible system and especially hard when you talk about Syria where the civil war makes checking the backgrounds of people very, very, difficult. That said if you look at his overall claim: hundreds of thousands, no checking whatsoever, that is simply false.

But as Hahn noted, CNN’s fact check report was wrong, writing, “Foreman distorts Trump’s statement to change its meaning. Trump did not say that Clinton would admit hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Rather, Trump said that under Clinton’s plan the U.S. ‘would admit hundreds of thousands of refugees from the most dangerous countries on Earth.’ [emphasis added].”

“Trump made clear that these were refugees coming from multiple “countries”— i.e. plural— not just Syria,” Hahn added.

Trump’s criticism of CNN comes on the same day the network announced it hired his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a political commentator. Trump fired Lewandowski only four days earlier on Monday.


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