When CNN tries to make Trump look bad, but is instead busted for pushing fake news, you have to laugh!
President Trump claimed that “three of four” intelligence agencies identified Russia as the source for 2016 presidential election hacking. Now, CNN’s Jim Acosta tried to frame this as ‘fake news’, but guess what.
Acosta was way wrong and the president completely right.
One liberal news source that tried to push the ‘Hillary Clinton lie’ – that “17 intelligence agencies” accused Russia – but were forced to make a correction.
It was the New York Times and the adjustment read:
The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency.
The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.
Now, being that Acosta is in the news industry and the Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, you would think he would make it his job to know the facts.
But apparently he doesn’t read the NYTimes, which is kind of surprising.
Acosta repeated the ‘Hillary Lie’ on CNN’s New Day Thursday morning: “The other thing that was ‘fake news’ coming from President Trump is when he said, well, I keep hearing it’s 17 intelligence agencies that say Russia meddled in the election, I think it’s only three or four,” Acosta said.
“Where does that number come from? Where does this ‘three or four’ number come from? My suspicion … is that if we go to the administration and ask them for this question, I’m not so sure we’re going to get an answer.”
Acosta also drew ridicule on Twitter on Thursday morning for complaining that President Trump only called on one reporter in his press conference in Poland, and that the reporter — Daily Mail U.S. political editor David Martosko — was allegedly “an ally of the White House.” Martosko, whose political views could be described as center-right, briefly considered working for the administration, but was respected by all news outlets — including CNN — as the informal leader of the traveling press corps covering candidate Trump on the 2016 presidential campaign trail.
Donald Trump, Jr. responded: “So by that logic, was every news conference for the last 8 years #fakenews Jim?”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 6, 2017