CNN Fake News from Tokyo

President Trump is in Japan and CNN Fake News. is working overtime to manufacture lies about it.

The frenetic reach by CNN for ratings from an ever-shrinking anti-Trump base embarrassed the Washington Post to the point where Aaron Blake called the nutty network out.

The first was a feeding frenzy literally. Prime Minister Abe and President Trump fed some fish. It must be some sort of Japanese tradition.

Well, OK.

CNN Fake News made it look like the president was lazy.


Trump joined his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in feeding fish, emptying the whole box of food into a koi pond 

But the Guardian — a lefty British newspaper — called out CNN for once again editing video to push Fake News.

From the Guardian:

White House reporters, keen perhaps to pick up on a Trump gaffe, captured the moment when he upended his box on their smartphones and tweeted evidence of his questionable grasp of fish keeping. However, other footage made clear that Trump was merely following his host’s lead.

But it was the Blake at the Post who ripped CNN.

From Blake:

Appearing with U.S. and Japanese business leaders in Tokyo on Monday, Trump said something that seemed to suggest he didn’t know Japanese auto manufacturers, in many cases, make their cars in the United States.

“Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over,” Trump said. “Is that possible to ask? That’s not rude. Is that rude? I don’t think so.”

Plenty of snarky commenting ensued on social media. CNN ran a fact check declaring: “Trump asks Japan to build cars in the U.S. It already does.” The piece noted that an estimated 4 million Japanese cars were built in the United States in 2016, with 75 percent of Japanese vehicles sold here having been build in North America. Slate said this raised “questions about his familiarity with basic facts about the American economy.”

Once again, it was a joke.

CNN and others — including Mark Knoller of CBS — outright lied to the public.

They did not quote him in full:

“When you want to build your auto plants, you will have your approvals almost immediately. When you want to expand your plants, you will have your approvals almost immediately. And in the room, we have a couple of the great folks from two of the biggest auto companies in the world that are building new plants and doing expansions of other plants. And you know who you are, and I want to just thank you very much. I want to thank you.

I also want to recognize the business leaders in the room whose confidence in the United States — they’ve been creating jobs — you have such confidence in the United States, and you’ve been creating jobs for our country for a long, long time. Several Japanese automobile industry firms have been really doing a job. And we love it when you build cars — if you’re a Japanese firm, we love it — try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to ask? That’s not rude. Is that rude? I don’t think so. “


 “If you could build them. But I must say, Toyota and Mazda — where are you? Are you here, anybody? Toyota? Mazda? I thought so. Oh, I thought that was you. That’s big stuff. Congratulations. Come on, let me shake your hand. “


“They’re going to invest $1.6 billion in building a new manufacturing plant, which will create as many as 4,000 new jobs in the United States. Thank you very much. Appreciate it.”

This is not the only Fake News from CNN on foreign soil.

The self-proclaimed leader in world news screwed up a presidential trip in July.

From Carlos Garcia of The Blaze:

CNN reporter gets caught tweeting deceptively edited, Trump-mocking video from Poland

CNN’s Chris Cillizza was caught pushing a deceptively edited video that is being shared on social media that makes it appear as though Poland’s first lady snubbed President Donald Trump. A longer version of the video shows what really happened.

Cillizza tweeted, “OHMYGOD” repeated multiple times, with a link to the video that is cut to only three seconds in length.

Cillizza is a News Faker working at a Fake News channel.

How bad was it? The president of Poland called them out.
But wait. There’s more.

From Breitbart in July:

Nic Roberston, CNN’s international diplomatic editor, falsely told viewers on Wednesday that the chosen site of the upcoming G20 Summit was made to “humiliate” President Donald Trump.

Roberston said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was motivated by her dislike of Trump to pick Hamburg so protesters would have more access to the president.

“Quite simply, Angela Merkel has chosen to hold this summit in an environment, in a location that can be surrounded by protesters,” Robertson said.

“The essence of the idea here is, not forgetting that Angela Merkel is in a reelection campaign this year, the protesters will be able to get close so that, in part, President Trump can hear the voices of dissent here in Germany, here in Europe,” Robertson said.

But as The Federalist pointed out, the Associated Press reported that Hamburg would be the venue for the summit a year ago when polls and the liberal media were predicting that Hillary Clinton would handily defeat Trump in the presidential election.

Enough is enough.

I would have kicked CNN off the press plane long ago.

It is a detriment to American foreign policy and world peace.


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