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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:54 AM

After Blowback, AP Deletes Tweet Quoting Trump's False Claim

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Kate Riga

October 30, 2018 10:57 am

The Associated Press deleted a tweet Tuesday that quoted a false claim President Donald Trump made directly and without any context, after getting pushback from some political observers.

We have deleted a tweet about President Trump’s claim that the U.S. is the only country that grants birthright citizenship because it failed to note that his statement was incorrect.

— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) October 30, 2018


The original Tweet:



The criticism centered around the fact that the tweet presented the President’s claim as truth, when few laymen have the requisite background to know that it’s false.

From the Washington Post fact checker:

Glenn Kessler

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Hey @AP_Politics why do you feature a completely false — and easily checkable Trump quote — in a tweet? 33 countries allow it, including Mexico and Canada. You should delete this. https://twitter.com/ap_politics/statuses/1057239601834811392

5:39 AM - 30 Oct 2018



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Reply After Blowback, AP Deletes Tweet Quoting Trump's False Claim (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2018 OP
Gothmog Oct 2018 #1
Polly Hennessey Oct 2018 #3
Cha Oct 2018 #12
exboyfil Oct 2018 #2
Salviati Oct 2018 #4
C_U_L8R Oct 2018 #5
Racerdog1 Oct 2018 #6
justhanginon Oct 2018 #7
BumRushDaShow Oct 2018 #8
duforsure Oct 2018 #9
riversedge Oct 2018 #10
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #11
Cold War Spook Oct 2018 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:55 AM

1. Trump is an idiot

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:02 PM

3. Yes, tRump is an idiot

but so is the Associated Press. They just got called on this one.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 08:13 PM

12. And, a Sociopathic FUCKKKNG LIAR.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:56 AM

2. All countries that aren't s___hole

countries then. I assume that would be Trump's response.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:12 PM

4. We just need as a nation to hire Ron Howard to narrate this presidency

trump noises: We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States, with all of those benefits, and I'm going to sign an executive order that will get rid of that bigly.

Ron Howard: We aren't, and he can't.

trump noises: "I remember when we had the attack in Manhattan. We opened that stock exchange the next day; people were shocked. A great group of people — the head of the New York Stock Exchange is just a fantastic guy — Dick. And he opened it up."

Ron Howard: "He doesn't, and it actually stayed closed for a week"




He'd literally go horse from all the voice work he'd get from that gig.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:22 PM

5. Incorrect? It's a lie.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:28 PM

6. How about we just delete the orange asshole

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:28 PM

7. Since is a known liar of just about anything he mentions,

I find it hard to believe that AP does not even make a rudimentary fact check of anything they are reporting on uttered by trump. Makes me question anything with their byline or attribution.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:49 PM

8. Someone made lazy AP actually look it up. Here is their replacement tweet



TEXT
AP Politics

@AP_Politics

The Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
12:41 PM - Oct 30, 2018


This is directly related to this poor guy - Dred Scott



All this stuff happened before most of their families got off the fucking boat at Ellis Island so what would they know about it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:56 PM

9. the media is complicit

Spreading this propaganda

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:39 PM

10. good for them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 06:59 PM

11. First of all,

1) There are over three dozen countries that have such a law, including Canada and,

2) trmp cannot over-ride a Constitutional Amendment with an executive order.

If anyone in Congress is stupid enough to follow up on this by introducing a bill, it is still preposterous. It takes a lot more than a bill in Congress to demolish a Constitutional Amendment.

And thank goodness for that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 08:34 PM

13. Am I picky or wrong?

 

His statement does not make sense. Of course we are the only country where a baby is born and is a US citizen. Yes I know, embassy people or American citizens having a baby abroad, but that is not what he meant.

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