ABC Tees Off on Trump’s ‘Racist Tweets’ While NBC Gets Owned by CBP Officer

NewsBusters | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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While the big story regarding the broadcast networks on Monday was the launch of the anti-Trump, Norah O’Donnell-anchored CBS Evening News, their competitors weren’t going to be left behind as ABC’s World News Tonight also attacked the President’s behavior toward far-left, radical Democrats as “racist.”

Meanwhile, NBC Nightly News didn’t quite go as far as ABC or CBS that CNN’s Brian Stelter would have wanted, but they still had some fun moments such as when the head of an illegal immigrant detention center dropped a few truth bombs.

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First to ABC and, reporting from the Apollo Mission Control, anchor David Muir spun the story as a “firestorm over President Trump's racially charged tweets” in a tease.

Like CBS, ABC senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega ruled that “President Trump today ramped up attacks against four Democratic congresswomen after his racist tweets ignited a firestorm” and knocked him for “den[ying] his tweets were racist.”

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Just like CBS with the deceptive, awful pairing of the Charlottesville killer’s sentencing alongside Trump segments, Vega insinuated that those supporting the President in going after the “united front” of Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were “white supremacists” (click “expand”):

TRUMP: As far as I'm concerned, if you hate our country, if you're not happy here, you can leave. [SCREEN WIPE] That's what I said in a tweet, which I guess some people think is controversial. A lot of people love it, by the way. A lot of people love it.

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VEGA: Among those who love it? White supremacists. One prominent website today saying, “this is the kind of white nationalism we elected him for.”

JOHN ROBERTS [TO TRUMP]: Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on...
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