THEY SPLICED AND DICED THE VIDEO!
The mainstream media went into overdrive today reporting that Donald Trump said to register all Muslims in the United States during a campaign stop in Iowa.
CNN ran this clip (transcribed):
Reporter: … Should there be database system that tracks Muslims in this country?
Donald Trump: There should be a lot of systems beyond a database. We should have a lot of systems and today you can do it.
Reporter: But is it something your White House would…
Donald Trump: Well, I would certainly implement that. Absolutely.
Reporter: …How would you actually get them registered in that?
Donald Trump: It would be just good management.
Of course, the left is comparing his comments to the Nazi regime.
Here is the video clip:
But as Rush Limbaugh pointed out, the video from Iowa was edited by the liberal media. They cut out half of the conversation to change the narrative!
RUSH: Now, I don’t know if you have seen it yet today. There are stories all over the Drive-By Media — the Associated Press, Yahoo News, I mean, it’s everywhere — that Donald Trump supposedly is calling for the registration of all Muslims in America. Trump is demanding that they all be registered and that a massive database be collected. CNN is all over reporting this. Even the Wall Street Journal has picked up on it. There’s a problem, though: Trump didn’t say it. I’m gonna tell you what happened. At a recent public appearance Trump’s coming off the stage after one of his usual one hour to 90-minute appearances.
He’s probably worn out and spent, and there’s the usual crowd of autograph seekers and supporters and fans, and amongst them is a Drive-By Media reporter who says to Trump, “Should there be a database system that tracks the Muslims that are in this country?” Trump says, “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases. We should have a lot of systems, and today you can do it. But right now we have 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 again.” Reporter: “Is that something your White House would like to implement?”
There’s no specificity there. The question is just, “Is that something your White House would like to implement?” Trump has given a multifaceted answer. He says, “Is that something,” without specifying what he’s asking about. Trump said, “Oh, I would certainly implement that, absolutely,” and that’s how they report that Trump “demands a database and registration for all Muslims,” when he didn’t say it! He never said it. It’s a Journalism 101 trick. It’s right out of the manual they teach you at the first year of journalism school in how to destroy political opponents or powerful people you don’t like. It’s that common a technique.
What a surprise.
The entire segment was edited.
I didn't suggest a database-a reporter did. We must defeat Islamic terrorism & have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2015