White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got into a heated debate with reporters on Tuesday when they confronted him with President Donald Trump’s accusations about them producing “fake news.”
When asked by a reporter to list an example of “fake news,” Spicer pointed to one tweet by a BBC reporter that incorrectly claimed that Trump was not wearing a translation earpiece while talking with foreign leaders over the weekend.
On Friday, the president was having a great discussion at the G7 and someone from the BBC, and ultimately an incoming reporter for the New York Times retweeted that the president was being rude by disrespecting the Italian prime minister,” Spicer complained. “When in fact, you all in all of the meetings watched the president with that one earpiece that’s been used by all the other presidents… That’s just fake!”
The BBC issued a public correction on the article and less than two hours later, or at least that’s what reporters shot back with.
“I was asked to give an example, and I did it,” a testy Spicer shot back. (VIDEO BELOW)
Trump on Sunday unleashed a series of tweets suggesting any story involving unnamed sources “are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media.”
“Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names it is very possible that those sources don’t exist but are made up by fake news writers,” Trump declared. “#FakeNews is the enemy!”
What do you think? Is Trump is right to call the Mainstream Media fake news?
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