WaPo’s Philip Bump won’t let go of ‘Trump smears immigrants’ lie

WaPo’s Philip Bump won’t let go of ‘Trump smears immigrants’ lie
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[Ed. – Dems call this ‘persisting.’]

Many in the press and on the left won’t let go of their disgraceful smear of President Donald Trump after he called MS-13 gang members “animals” last week. They continue to falsely claim that he was referring to all immigrants, or to all illegal immigrants.

He wasn’t. But to political writers like the Washington Post’s Philip Bump, the truth obviously doesn’t matter.

This smear is so over-the-top that even the fervidly anti-Trump Associated Press backed away from it late last week.

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The AP deleted a tweet claiming that “Trump referred to those crossing US border illegally as ‘animals.'” The wire service still dishonestly claimed in its tweet deletion announcement that “it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members.” Anyone reading last week’s roundtable transcript would know that this was a childish cop-out.

But Phil Bump remains undeterred, and used Trump’s Wednesday Long Island visit to promote the calumny:

… While the event in Bethpage, N.Y., was described as a “roundtable on immigration,” the chosen location, Trump’s opening comments and the assembled guests made clear that the focus was more specifically on the criminal gang MS-13 and tying their actions to immigrants more broadly.

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