White Home Reporter Jim Acosta grumbled Friday at journalism rundown that the president shared a meme assaulting CNN.
” Why is the president sharing fake videos on Twitter about 2 young children who are clearly showing a great deal of love for one another?” Acosta asked. “It seems as though he is exploiting kids to make a crass political point.”
The video meme developed by “Carpe Donktum” showed two toddlers working on the street with a satirical CNN chyron reporting that “terrified todler runs from racist baby” that was “most likely a Trump citizen.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
Twitter labeled the video as “manipulated media” after the president shared it on Twitter.
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White Home Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany protected the video as satirical.
” I think the president was making a satirical point that was rather amusing if you go and in fact watch the video,” McEnany replied.
McEnany advised Acosta of CNN and other media outlets that they made use of the Covington High School kids by wrongfully reporting that they were harassing a Native American guy in Washington, D.C.
” So you’re saying that it’s okay to exploit 2 young children hugging another on a sidewalk to make some sort of political point,” Acosta continued.
He reminded McEnany that President Trump consistently buffooned CNN as phony news.
” When you share phony videos like that, does it make you phony news?” he asked.
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