The late Senator Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK. Hillary Clinton described him as a mentor. That seems pretty cut and dry doesn’t it? Not to CNN.
Check out their headline:
Trump spreads claim that Clinton’s ‘mentor’ was ‘KKK member’
Donald Trump on Saturday pushed back against Hillary Clinton’s efforts to link him to the Ku Klux Klan.
The Republican nominee retweeted a supporter’s post that the Democratic nominee “said a KKK member was her mentor.” And speaking later in Des Moines, Iowa, he dredged up Clinton’s use of the term “super predators” in the 1990s to argue that he, not Clinton, offered African-Americans the best choice for president.
Five paragraphs later, CNN admits what we all know is the truth:
Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — better known as Diamond and Silk, two African-American sisters supporting Trump who frequently speak at his rallies — confirmed to CNN that the tweet referred to the late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, a former KKK member whom Clinton mourned in 2010 as “a true American original, my friend and mentor.”
“Donald J. Trump can’t help who embraces his campaign but Hillary Clinton could’ve helped who she embraced,” the duo said in a statement to CNN.
How is it a “claim” if it’s 100 percent true?
This is a dishonest tactic the liberal media uses all the time.
They’re hoping no one reads past the headline.