This is called “journalism.”: MSNBC “reporter” Nicolle Wallace went on the air and falsely insisted that Trump is “talking about exterminating Latinos.”
Talk about fake news… no, it is more like utter calumny.
President Donald Trump has never said anything like that. So much journalism!
On Tuesday, Wallace was discussing the president’s “violent rhetoric” when she outright lied about what Trump has 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,” Wallace said. “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 exclaimed.
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
Many Twitter users struck back at Wallace’s lies:
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
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
While @realDonaldTrump calls for national unity, this is what is going on over at MSNBC.
This is is completely unhinged, inflammatory, and patently ridiculous rhetoric.
Nicolle Wallace: Trump Is 'Talking About Exterminating Latinos' https://t.co/goF0X94WaY
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 6, 2019
Ryan Saavedra also added some of Wallace’s best lowlights:
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said she wanted to "run-up" to Sarah Huckabee Sanders and "wring her neck"
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 7, 2019
After taking much criticism, Wallace soon “apologized” with one of those non-apology apologies:
“I misspoke about Trump calling for an extermination of Latinos,” she said.But then added, “My mistake was unintentional and I’m sorry. 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.”
I misspoke about Trump calling for an extermination of Latinos. My mistake was unintentional and I’m sorry. 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.
— Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) August 7, 2019
In other words, she isn’t sorry at all.
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