Skip to comments.CNN Edits Trump Clip to Appear He Broke LGBTQ Promise
Posted on 01/23/2019 4:46:44 PM PST by Kaslin
Reacting to word that the U.S. Supreme Court has approved the Trump administration's ban on new transgender military recruits, CNN correspondent Jessica Dean ran a piece which deceptively edited a clip of Donald Trump from the 2016 campaign to make it appear he had made a general promise to support "LGBTQ" rights which he is now allegedly breaking.
In fact, the clip of Trump in question was responding to the Pulse night club mass shooting as then-candidate Trump promised to prevent more such attacks on LGBTQ Americans by Muslim terrorists -- a specification which was carefully cut out for the CNN piece.
CNN Edits Trump Clip to Make It Appear He Broke Promise on LGBTQ Rights
Nearing the end of The Lead on Tuesday afternoon, host Jake Tapper recalled the Supreme Court decision and then added: "You mght recall that during the 2016 presidential campaign, LGBTQ allies of then-candidate Donald Trump pledged that Trump would be great for their community."
He then recalled that transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner had praised Trump for allowing him to use the women's restroom during a trip to Trump Tower.
Tapper continued: "So, two years into the Trump presidency, with measure after measure suggesting administration hostility to LGBTQ equality, how are those allies explaining today what the President is doing?"
After bringing aboard Dean, Tapper further recalled: "The President even used the term 'LGBTQ' at the Republican Convention -- the first time a nominee ever did that -- but I guess actions speak louder than those five letters."
Introducing the pre-recorded portion, Dean claimed that "it is hard to find evidence that he (Trump) is making good on some really big promises."
The piece began with Dean: "Promises made, promises kept? Candidate Donald Trump was quick to promise his advocacy for the LGBTQ community."
Then came a clip of Trump from his acceptance speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention: "As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens."
After an obvious jump, Trump was then seen adding: "Believe me."
The quote makes it sound as if candidate Trump made a general suggestion that he would side with gay rights activists on such issues, but an unedited clip of that portion of Trump's speech demonstrates that he was merely promising to protect homosexuals from terrorist attacks rather than imply anything beyond that for other gay rights issues.
The full quote was: "As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful, foreign ideology. . Believe me."
Trump was reacting to the attack on the Pulse night club attack in Orlando from 10 days earlier that left 50 dead and more than another 50 injured.
Suggesting that this abridged quote meant that Trump was making a more expansive promise about supporting gay rights, Dean continued: "A handful of high-profile members of that community tried to assure peers that Trump would be in their corner." She then recalled that Ambassador Richard Grenell and Caitlyn Jenner were LGBTQ activists who spoke in favor of Trump at the time.
After noting that Jenner praised Trump for siding with allowing transgenders to use the public restroom of their choice, Dean spent the rest of the report fretting over Trump's decision on transgenders in the military without presenting any evidence that he had ever promised to side with liberals on that issue.
In October, when the policy change was first announced, several CNN shows similarly utilized the same quote while slicing off the part showing that Trump was referring to protecting gays from violence by terrorists.
CNN Claimed Trump Broke Promise on LGBTQ Rights
By contrast, when MSNBC covered the issue in October, even while they made essentially the same argument using the same quote, at least they did not edit the quote and deceive viewers about the context.
MSNBC Claimed Trump Broke Promise on LGBTQ Rights
They’ll shut off the lights and lock the doors one final time before they learn to not do this.
My contempt for CNN can’t get any worse.
My sense of the utility of Fox news channel is also suffering . With the heightened events taking place in Venezuela, Fox maintains their blinkered fixation on Washington politics and punditry of same.
I won’t tune to MSNBC or CNN. I doubt they are any better, though. The only Venezuela news I can find is on the OAN, whose relevance is escalating in my mind as a result.
CNN... Yup, still ISIS.
I am not surprised by anything in this story. New day same S%^T.
This is the same crap that was pulled against George Zimmermann. In his case, the video was edited to make it appear Zimmermann was being racist by mentioning Trayvon Martin’s race when actually he was responding to the 911 operator’s inquiry into Trayvon’s race. Just like that time, the Liberal Media’s propaganda has been exposed.
Re the clowns in post 3:
I know Anderson Cooper on the left, and Don Lemon on the right, are flaming rainbow gays. Who are the guys in the middle? Since I can’t recognize them behind their clown noses, I don’t know if they are major or minor commentators.
It can’t be stated enough that a society that has a corrupted media will be brainwashed and thus enable tyrannical forces easily to bring hell to a country. The 1st Amendment is in grave trouble;the Constitutional Republic in dire straights.
Why does CNN still have a broadcast license. They are right out lying any more!
The scary thing is that they dont even try to cover it up or deny it anymore.
Military TGs are insane. Leftist activists expect us to yield. They must be denied and ridiculed. Remember that trans-dragon is only removed from transgender by a matter of degree some prosthesis, a bit of reconstruction, a fuel supply and ignition source.
The ones I talk to are ready for Trump 2020. They're mad as hell at the fake news.
blitzer @ I think tapper.
Whats wrong, CNN? Aren’t your ratings low enough?
What IS the frequency??
What, CNN learn anything? We already know everything. Now shut up and listen to us. We have to tell you what to think./parody
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