CNN Slams Trump For Calling a Terrorist Attack...a Terrorist Attack

Brittany M. Hughes | August 14, 2018
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Ever eager to jump aboard the anti-Trump train, CNN rushed to condemn the president Tuesday morning for calling a terrorist attack…a terrorist attack.

Here’s how CNN's gaffe went down, in all its terribly embarrassing glory. A man crashed a car into security barriers outside of the UK’s Houses of Parliament early Tuesday morning, striking several victims on his way through Parliament Square and leaving three people injured, according to the BBC. Not long after the news broke, at 7:42 a.m. ET, President Trump condemned the “terrorist attack” by “crazy animals” in a tweet:

CNN seized on the president’s statement, issuing their own critique – not of the attack itself, of course, but of the president’s choice verbiage.

Unfortunately for CNN, some overeager intern must have forgotten to check the Associated Press’ Twitter feed before slamming Trump. Because it turns out that roughly two hours before Trump’s statement, at around 5:40 a.m., the AP had reported London officials were, in fact, treating the incident as – egads – a terrorist attack.

About an hour after that, London Mayor Sadiq Khan had also posted a tweet confirming London police were investigating a “terrorist act.” 

Perhaps if CNN spent a little more energy on reporting the facts and a little less on condemning Trump's every statement, they'd end up with less proverbial egg on their faces. But then, we shouldn't hope for miracles.

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