Over the weekend the AP fact-checked the President and warned its readers “the President can’t be relied upon for accurate information.” The Hill reports:
In a Monday morning story, the AP said Trump “got ahead of the facts” during Saturday’s terror attack in London, when assailants in a truck drove into a crowd before leaving the vehicle to stab and slash at people in a market near London Bridge
Details about the attack were scant when Trump retweeted a tweet from the conservative Drudge Report: “Fears of new terror attack after van ‘mows down 20 people’ on London Bridge.”
Trump followed the Drudge tweet with his own declaration that the London attack was evidence that U.S. courts must validate his temporary ban on immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries.
The AP argued that it is not yet known what country the London attackers come from and so it can’t be determined whether the travel ban would have done anything to prevent it.
The AP noted that Trump’s own administration has argued that his controversial executive order is not a “ban,” a notion that Trump undercut with his tweet.
“Trump’s tweet directly contradicted an earlier statement by his homeland security secretary that the travel restrictions blocked by U.S. courts do not constitute a ban,” the AP said.
The AP also accused Trump of mischaracterizing statements made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
Great job AP it’s true the President is his own spin machine and we need to keep him accountable!
Source: The Hill