On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany blasted “journalist” Yamiche Alcindor for cutting and clipping remarks from President Trump, making the president’s words sound like the exact opposite of what they actually meant.
During Wednesday’s press briefing, Trump was asked his tweet from that morning that warned that “low-income housing would invade” the suburbs should he lose in November to Joe Biden. His tweet was referring to the recently-repealed Obama-era AFFH rule which would put the federal government in charge of local zoning laws.
Biden has pledged he would bring AFFH back should he defeat Trump.
The president responded that Biden’s plan would, indeed, “destroy suburbia,” adding that “[A]nd just so you understand, 30 percent plus of the people living in suburbia are minorities- African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans – they’re all minorities, 30 percent,” Trump told the reporter. “The number’s even higher, they say 35, but I like to cut it a little bit lower. You know why? That way I can’t get myself into too much trouble with the fake news.”
Alcindor then shamelessly tweeted only half of Trump’s quote, ending the clip of Trump early to make him sound like a racist.
A moment to behold.
Q: What do you mean by an "invasion" in the suburbs if VP Joe Biden is elected?
President Trump: "They're going to destroy suburbia. And 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities. They say 35 percent, but I like to cut it lower."
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 12, 2020
So, the next day, McEnany shared Alcindor’s tweet next to the actual transcript, showing how PBS’s phony journalist shamelessly lied to her followers.
Yesterday, President @realDonaldTrump said he wanted to protect suburbs for ALL Americans of ALL backgrounds, but the unconscionably dishonest tweet below omitted the vast majority of his actual quote to make it seem like he was saying the opposite.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) August 13, 2020
Many others slammed Alcindor as well. And deservedly so. Because the media doesn’t care about truth, it only cares about Leftist ideology and its activism.