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Fact Check: CNN Just Went Full ‘Fake News’

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It’s official.

CNN is America’s fake news network of choice.

CNN’s White House correspondents really went overboard this week when they claimed during a briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders that President Trump had actually praised neo-Nazis.

Of course, he had not done anything of the sort.

During the briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta insisted that during the 2017 Charlottesville riot, Trump had referred to the group of neo-Nazis that showed up as “very fine people.”

“But the president used rhetoric after Charlottesville, saying there are ‘very fine people’ on both sides in Charlottesville, essentially suggesting that there are very fine people in the Nazis,” said Acosta.

Sanders responded: “That’s not at all what the president was saying.”

And she’s right. That’s not what Trump had said, at all, as evidenced by the transcript of his press conference at the time.

But CNN really looked foolish when Acosta’s teammate, April Ryan, repeated the charge, asking Sanders, “Has he, for us, — because I don’t remember it — condemned the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville?”

Aaaaah, but either Ryan is flat-out lying, or she’s got an absolutely horrible memory.

During the Charlottesville riot, Ryan herself reported, and posted to Twitter, that the white supremicists were angry with Trump because he HAD condemned them.

This isn’t just fake news. This is CNN trying to change it’s OWN story.

H/T Breitbart

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