Social media has turned politics into an entirely new ballgame. Various memes, videos and other types of content are created for humor, satire, or even sending a critical message which pertains to issues. In certain cases, people use editing in order to create an appearance of something which simply isn’t there.
This occurred last week when Democrats mistook a doctored clip of President Trump’s commentary as real news, reports The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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The doctored video in question has the president supposedly referring to immigrants as “animals.” Of course, with something like this in their position, Democrats wasted no time. They immediately spread it as far and widely as possible, thus holding up their narrative of Trump being the evil, racist villain who hates immigrants.
See for yourself:
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) April 5, 2019
There’s just one problem here…
It turns out that President Trump was not referring to “people asking for asylum,” but he was actually referring to MS-13 gang members. Mind you, MS-13 gangs are responsible for countless gross atrocities, including murder and the sexual abuse of women and girls. In light of MS-13’s actions, referring to their members as “animals” is actually going easy on them.
Facts vs. Narratives
Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Democrats never allow facts to get in the way of their narratives, especially if the latter casts the president in an unfavorable light. The Democrats have no real message of their own, hence they’re simply reduced to being the anti-Trump party.
When conservatives talk about fake news, the doctored video of Trump speaking is a prime example. Had the clip played in its entirety or even for a few seconds longer, it would have been obvious that the president was referring to MS-13 gang members as “animals,” not immigrants as a whole.
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Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.