Political Assassination – Media Smears Trump Claiming He Said Register All Muslims

Political Assassination – Media Smears Trump Claiming He Said Register All Muslims

When I originally saw this earlier today, I thought it was a setup… a smear against Trump. Now I’m certain of it. The media once again has taken him out of context and they think they have trapped him. But they’ve got it all wrong… again. First off, I don’t believe that Trump said he wanted a database of all Muslims and mandatory registration. He was speaking with a reporter and they were talking about two different things. Trump was addressing the border and the wall and this reporter (who is a huge Hillary sycophant) was doing his best to lay a trap for Trump on the Muslim issue. This isn’t the first time. The reporter suggested a database – not Trump. Trump believes in watch lists and he wasn’t the one that floated mandatory registration.

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From Rush Limbaugh:

RUSH: The Drive-Bys are trying to destroy the two leading Republicans again today, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. They are doing a terrific job of taking Trump out of context. He was leaving the stage, I guess it was last night, he was doing a personal appearance somewhere, he was leaving the stage, he’s finished, and a Drive-By gets amongst the autograph speakers and starts peppering him with questions. He answered a question and it’s how the reporter is purposely misinterpreting it to say that Donald Trump last night said that he’s in favor of a registration database of all Muslims in the US, and everybody in the Drive-Bys has run with it, and he didn’t say it. We have the audio sound bite coming up to illustrate it.

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.

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RUSH: Now, I’m not sure, but I think that the reporter that asked Trump the question and has totally, totally twisted this purposefully to convey something that did not happen, I think the reporter works for Business Insider. I think the reporter is Hunter Walker. If that’s who it is, you need to know that this guy is a major backer of Hillary Clinton, as most in the Drive-By Media are. He has written endless articles championing her, and now I think he writes for Yahoo News and is the Business Insider politics editor.

So here is how this happened. This is in Newton, Iowa, yesterday after a campaign event. Trump’s leaving the stage, and a reporter says, “Should there be a database system to track Muslims in this country?” Now, nobody has suggested that, keep in mind. Trump has not suggested it. So the reporter’s not asking a question bouncing off anything Trump has said. It’s just a question thrown at Trump, and it comes to him in the midst of autograph seekers and fans and supporters wanting to meet him after his performance is finished.

TRUMP: There should be a lot of systems beyond database. 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.

REPORTER: But is it something your White House would like to implement?

TRUMP: Oh, I would certainly implement that, absolutely.

REPORTER: What do you think the effect of that would be? How would that work?

TRUMP: It would stop people from coming in illegally. We have to stop people from coming into our country illegally.

REPORTER: Muslims specifically, how do you actually get them registered into a database?

TRUMP: It would be just good management. What you have to do is good management procedures. And we can do that.

REPORTER: Would you go to mosques and sign these people up into the system?

TRUMP: Different places. You sign ’em up at different — but it’s all about management. Our country has no management.

RUSH: Okay. Now, two things about this. The first is, as I said, everybody in the Drive-By Media is running with this because they think they’ve got Trump again. They’re salivating out there, folks, they are hoping, they’ve got their fingers crossed, they’ve doubled down, they’re putting this story everywhere: Trump sexist, Trump bigoted, Trump anti-Muslim, wants a database; wants to go to their mosques to sign ’em up; wants to have them carry around symbols on their clothes to tell everybody who they are. And he never said it.

This reporter, Hunter Walker, retweeted the headline from the AP. The AP headline: “Trump Says He Would Absolutely Implement Muslim Database.” This little know-nothing reporter is so proud of his work today. This, as I say, journalism 101. This is what they teach you when you want to take out a political opponent or a powerful person you don’t like, this is how you do it, with innuendo.

Again, here’s what happened. Trump comes offstage, “Should there be a database system that tracks Muslims that are in this country?” It’s a setup question from the get-go. Nobody has suggested it. Trump said 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 can’t let what’s happening to this country happen again.

He has not confirmed a database. He has not confirmed registration of Muslims. He’s changed the question to his favorite subject, the wall and the border and keeping illegal immigrants out. The reporter says, “Is that something your White House would like to implement?” Not specifying. If anything, the guy’s talking about the border. The last thing Trump said in his answer was talking about the border, strength, a wall. The reporter says, “Is that something your White House would like to implement?” There is nothing specified. The use of the word “that,” the reporter then can say, “Well, I meant Muslim registration, look what Trump said, Trump knew what I was talking about.”

But Trump’s answer was, “Oh, I would certainly implement that, absolutely.”

Reporter: “What do you think the effect of that would be?”

“It would stop people from coming in illegally.” Trump’s still talking about the border. He’s still talking about the wall. He says, “We have to stop people from coming into this country illegally.” So how in the world can Trump be talking about the registration of Muslims or anybody when he’s still talking about keeping people out of the country? Muslims are here. This is a good, old-fashioned hatchet job by this low-rent reporter named Hunter Walker who’s got everybody in the media reporting it the way he wants because this is what they want people to believe about Trump. This is what they believe about all Republicans. We’re bigots, we’re racists, sexists and so forth, and Trump’s just come along and confirmed it. And I guarantee you there’s a contest inside the Drive-By Media to see who can be the one to take Trump out.

Here is what they are forgetting. This isn’t gonna hurt Trump. Even their journalistic malpractice is not gonna hurt Trump. They haven’t figured that out. They keep applying standard, ordinary, everyday tactics on hit pieces to Donald Trump, and all that happens as a result is that Trump increases his support. Trump’s support gets stronger. It gets deeper every time they try something like this because Trump is dead serious about protecting this country and its borders and keeping terrorists and so forth out of the country. He makes no bones about it. He’s one of the only candidates that’s unwavering on it. It’s the number one issue.

And you combine what’s happening with ISIS in Paris and border security, national security, protecting and defending the country and the people who live here is far and away the number one most important issue because everything descends from it. The economy descends from it. Jobs descend from it. Everything that matters descends from this country remaining a country. It has to have a border. That border has to be enforced. Trump’s the only guy talking about. They think they’ve got him. They’re gonna be crying in whatever it is they drink. This is not going to rip the bottom out of Trump’s campaign. It’s not gonna destroy Trump’s campaign no matter how much they’re lying, no matter how they try to distort this, because Trump did not say he’s in favor of registration or a database of all Muslims in America.

Rush Limbaugh is right once again. This is how this will backfire on the drive-bys… first off, Americans are smart. They know a media trap when they see it and all this is going to do is make people hate the media that much more. Second, there are a lot of Americans that would like a database and mandatory registration. In the end, either way, this will play to Trump’s advantage and blow up in the mainstream media’s face. With more and more terrorist attacks occurring by ISIS and al Qaeda, Trump is the strong horse that people will follow. They are not buying the ‘poor refugee’ shtick any more, if they ever did. With each attack, Trump’s numbers will only get stronger and he’ll be that much closer to the nomination. You slugs in the Marxist media just keep it up… you’ll get him elected president yet.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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