In hot pursuit of something to use against Donald Trump, the liberal media is so busy chasing their collective tail that the truth of the fabled “Muslim registry” story has been lost under layers of inaccuracies.
The real story is revealed in a video that clearly shows Trump never proposed a “Muslim registry” and that stories saying he did built a mountain of innuendo without a fact to start.
“The left-wing liars at CNN have intentionally edited the video to make it look as though Trump said ‘absolutely’ to a Muslim registry,” wrote John Nolte on Breitbart.
Nolte said it is time the Republican Party stood up to the media.
“It is time for Reince Priebus and the Republican Party to stand up these left-wing hit squads disguising themselves as journalists,” Nolte wrote. “CNN should not be allowed within a country mile of a GOP debate.”
The video, posted on the Gateway Pundit, shows that the entire “Muslim registry” concept was the brainchild of a reporter and that Trump’s so-called agreement to the idea is based on trick editing.
The incident took place Thursday.
“Should there be a database system that tracks Muslims who are in this country?” the reporter asks.
“There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases. We should have a lot of systems, and today you can do it,” he said.
Trump then added comments not reported by CNN and other liberal media outlets.
“But right now we need to have a border, we have to have strength, we have to have a wall, and we cannot let what’s happening to this country happen any longer,” Trump said.
In the wake of Trump’s comments on a wall, the report then asks, “Is that something your White House would like to implement?”
“I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump said.
The full conversation makes it clear Trump was not talking about a registry, but fortifying the border.
Trump, who has never shied away from controversy, maintained throughout Friday and Saturday that he never called for a “registry.”
“I didn’t suggest a database-a reporter did. We must defeat Islamic terrorism & have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America,” Trump tweeted.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh said the furor provoked by the reports of a “Muslim registry” will not sink Trump.
“This isn’t gonna hurt Trump. Even their journalistic malpractice is not gonna hurt Trump. They haven’t figured that out. They keep applying standard, ordinary, everyday tactics on hit pieces to Donald Trump, and all that happens as a result is that Trump increases his support,” Limbaugh said Friday.
“Trump’s support gets stronger. It gets deeper every time they try something like this because Trump is dead serious about protecting this country and its borders and keeping terrorists and so forth out of the country,” Limbaugh said.