During a discussion with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday, CNN columnist Raul Reyes condemned President Trump for referring to immigrants last month as an “infestation.” Reyes’ comment was a deliberate misrepresentation of the President’s actual remarks. Trump had been talking about MS-13 gangs at the time and tweeted:
When we have an ‘infestation’ of MS-13 GANGS in certain parts of our country, who do we send to get them out? ICE! They are tougher and smarter than these rough criminal elelments that bad immigration laws allow into our country. Dems do not appreciate the great job they do!
Wallace then made the over-the-top claim that Trump had talked “about exterminating Latinos.” She was widely criticized for repeating such an obvious lie. Here is what she said:
What do you do when, certainly, the last Republican president fought for, sought and it’s not ideal but had 44% of Latino voters. So politically powerful inside the last Republican administration. President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with the Latino community, Latino leaders, at the table.
You now have a president, as you said, talking about exterminating Latinos.
Wallace’s remarks can be heard in the clip below.
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace falsely claims that Trump is “talking about exterminating Latinos”
This is a complete lie and is extremely dangerous rhetoric in today’s volatile atmosphere pic.twitter.com/S5Yda6MUQR
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 6, 2019
Judging from the backlash, Wallace realized she had gone a little too far this time and issued a non-apology apology.
In the tweet below, she tells followers that she “misspoke” and she “is sorry.” The reality is that Wallace knew it was a lie when she said it, but didn’t think she would get called out for it. Liberals very seldom do.
For those on the left, “I misspoke” is the softer, easier way to say “I lied.”
Liberals always say they “misspoke” when they get caught in a lie just as Hillary Clinton did when she told supporters she had landed in Bosnia under sniper fire. Then, a video emerged which showed what really happened. Following an uneventful landing, she was greeted on the tarmac by children bearing flowers. Hillary had not misspoken. She had lied.
Just as Wallace had lied on Tuesday.
Next, she offers her excuse. She blames it on Trump. She told the lie because “Trump’s constant assault on people of color and his use of the word “invasion” to describe the flow of immigrants is intentional and constant.”
Actually, Nicolle, it is an invasion. What word would more appropriately describe 100,000 uninvited guests showing up on our southern border each month demanding to be let into the country?
The lies about Trump’s “racist rhetoric” from the left is what’s “intentional and constant.”
Most people saw Wallace’s “apology” for what it was. Here is what several of them had to say.
You have been so awful for so many years. https://t.co/xDRIrTMqrN
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 7, 2019
You have to be a special kind of hack to make an outrageous comment like this. And you know what? That's exactly what Nicolle Wallace is. https://t.co/TEKiDI3Jec
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) August 6, 2019
Perhaps Nicolle Wallace should watch her rhetoric. For all the talk she and her colleagues offer up about how the President's a dictator, using the word "exterminate" takes matters to another level and is truly the kind of rhetoric that's unacceptable https://t.co/JwNCsVB7W0
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 6, 2019
The problem is that liberals repeat lies like this all the time, and only rarely are they ever called out for their dishonesty. Knowing this, more and more people distrust what they hear pundits say.
This would explain the steady declines in CNN’s and MSNBC’s viewership statistics.
What conservatives need to do is make a habit out of challenging them often and aggressively.