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Another day, another fake news story about the Trump administration

Pretty soon the mainstream media will have to stop trusting its ‘sources’

(NationalSentinel) The princelings in the so-called ‘mainstream media’ got their feelings hurt when President Donald J. Trump berated them during his press conference Thursday, attempting to address, among other things, their penchant for wrongly reporting on his administration.

Fake news, in other words. Even when the media is illegally passed sensitive and classified data that is is real, they attach those facts to fake narratives, like, the Russians hacked the election to hurt Hillary and help Trump.

Less than 24 hours later, The Associated Press published another bit of fake news, this time regarding Trump’s alleged plan to use 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal aliens.

Per The Daily Beast:

The Department of Homeland Security is roundly condemning an Associated Press story that broke Friday morning about considering the use of the National Guard to “round up” undocumented immigrants. The DHS says that isn’t true, and—contra the AP’s reporting—that DHS Secretary John Kelly didn’t write the draft memo.  

“The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard,” said Gillian Christensen, the acting press secretary for DHS.

A DHS official told The Daily Beast that the memo the AP cited was an early, pre-decisional draft, that Kelly never approved it, and that the department as a whole never seriously considered it.

Just…wow.

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Mind you, every single government agency, as well as the Pentagon, game-plans as many contingencies as they can possibly think of. That’s because they want to be ready with suggestions – any and all suggestions that are reasonable – when the commander-in-chief comes calling.

So it’s very likely that this particular scenario was indeed discussed…by someone…at some point. But putting the story out in the context that this scenario was one that was being actively, seriously considered by the president – without bothering to verify it – is just irresponsible. And frankly, it’s journalistic malpractice.

But this is becoming a regular occurrence. Almost daily some establishment news agency or network produces a story that is outright false, as this AP story was, or one that uses leaked facts but then applies them in the context of a false narrative (“Russia hacked the election to help Trump win”).

Fake as this was, Democrats nonetheless disingenuously attempted to breathe life back into a lie.

“Regardless of the White House’s response, this document is an absolutely accurate description of the disturbing mindset that pervades the Trump Administration when it comes to our nation’s immigrants,” she said. “The Trump administration has wasted no time validating its deep-seeded contempt and disregard for America’s immigrant communities.”

“The mere suggestion that the President would consider ordering 100,000 members of the National Guard to go door to door checking people’s document status is deeply disturbing,” said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., in a pile-on. “The National Guard’s principal responsibility is to help people in distress after natural disasters and respond to rare instances of domestic unrest.”

Unless, of course, the Pentagon calls up Guard units to supplement active duty units in the field, as it did throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Idiot.

No wonder Trump took these bozos to task. We have a feeling it won’t be the last time.

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