Several fake news networks like “Politico,” “The Washington Post,” and others attacked President Donald Trump on Monday, falsely accusing him of throwing away a kid’s hat that he was asked to autograph.
A kid asks Trump to sign his hat at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president signs … and then tosses the hat into the crowd. pic.twitter.com/7ExdhpO97H
— POLITICO (@politico) April 17, 2017
Naturally, the liberal media picked up the story and accused Trump of being cruel.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
The video is edited, but a boy can be heard saying, “Will you sign my hat?,” as Trump walks in between green protective ‘snow fencing’. A boy in a pale lavender dress shirt can briefly be seen leaning over the fence and handing his hat to Trump. The video is cut and resumes with Trump signing the red hat. The boy can be heard saying, “Thank you.” Trump then tosses the hat in the air and, “No!” can be heard cried out. Trump then smiles and points with the pen where the boy in the lavender shirt would have been (but is not seen on camera.) Who caught the hat is not seen in the Politico video. Trump then takes a hat handed to him by another kid, signs it then tosses it back.
Here’s what the Washington Post said:
…It’s also a chance for the president to interact with regular Americans a little bit. President Trump walked the rope line at Monday’s event, shaking hands, taking photos and signing memorabilia. Perhaps the most entertaining moment of his South Lawn excursion came when signing a red “Make America Great Again” hat proffered by a hand in the crowd.
Trump, using a thick Sharpie, put his signature on the bill of the cap, then looked up and lobbed it back into the crowd, with a smile, nowhere near the hand that had given it to him (presumably leaving the hat’s owner to scramble as Trump looked on and the crowd laughed)…”
It didn’t take the video long to go viral and for liberals to start a full smear campaign against Trump.
— Millennial Democrats (@Millennial_Dems) April 17, 2017
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) April 17, 2017
This is a metaphor for the entire Trump Presidency to date. The hat can be health care, internet data, trust, whatever. https://t.co/8ARXenSDB9
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) April 17, 2017
Trump later called the media out for their nonsense.
The Fake Media (not Real Media) has gotten even worse since the election. Every story is badly slanted. We have to hold them to the truth!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2017