This will not come as a huge shock to anyone but CNN has once again deceptively edited a tape to make it look like President Trump lied, but of course, he didn’t. CNN DId.
And once again it’s Jake Tapper delivering the fake news. The tape that CNN used showed President Trump during the Republican National Convention saying: “As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens.”
This is what the president actually said just 10 days after the Pulse Nightclub shooting: “As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful, foreign ideology. Believe me.”
That’s a huge difference. In the CNN tape they tried to make it look like President Trump was guaranteeing he would take sides with the LGBTQ community but in his actual quote, he promised to protect them from terrorists.
Nothing in that quote said he would protect the right of transgender individuals to serve in the military at all costs. What he said was that he would keep them safe from people who sought to kill them simply because they were LGBTQ.
That didn’t come up during the segment on CNN’s “The Lead,” where host Jake Tapper talked to Dean about the quote.
“You might recall that during the 2016 presidential campaign, LGBTQ allies of then-candidate Donald Trump pledged that Trump would be great for their community,” Tapper said, mentioning the fact that Caitlyn Jenner was impressed Trump had let him use the women’s bathroom at Trump Tower.
However, CNN feigns outrage at the fact that the president is antagonistic toward the media and specifically toward CNN. It stamps its feet every time the two-word construction “fake news” is uttered, as if the media were a kind of secular religion that politicians dare not utter bigotry against.