Ever one to focus in on the hardest-hitting facts, CNN’s Brian Stelter attempted Tuesday to catch President Trump in a lie regarding his Monday rally in Fayetteville, N.C.
And suffice it to say, it didn’t go so well.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, everybody’s favorite “Reliable Source” blasted out this revelation:
Trump just said there are people in line for his rally and "they are soaking wet." Per CNN's @betsy_klein, "it is 88 and sunny here in Fayetteville. It has not rained here today."— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 9, 2019
USA Today also jumped onboard with the all’s-sunny-in-Carolina narrative, penning an entire articledevoted to the topic. Here’s just a snippet of that hard-hitting exposé:
“So we have now people standing in line trying to get into the arena and I will tell you that they are soaking wet," Trump said, according to a media pool report, during a briefing he received while aboard Air Force One headed to North Carolina.
However, the weather in Fayetteville wasn’t stormy leading up to the rally, according to reporters who were in attendance at the rally.
While it’s true that it wasn’t raining in Fayetteville at the time, many Twitter users were quick to point out that something rather uncanny happens to the human body in nearly 90-degree weather in the southern mid-Atlantic…
They are hot as hell and sweating in line.— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) September 9, 2019
Try reporting the news rather than trying to find something to attack Trump on every time he says something.
I live here in NC. The humidity was very high yesterday, you doofus! I was standing in my garage painting a table with a large fan blowing on me and I, too, was soaking wet. From sweat!!! Good grief, find another job!— Shannon Schlafer (@ShannonSchlafer) September 10, 2019
I get that the concept of exercise is foreign to you, but sweating in hot weather should not be.— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) September 9, 2019
As a rule, I don’t comment on political tweets, but this begs clarification. It’s eastern North Carolina. It’s hot. It’s humid. News flash: When you’re outdoors for more than thirty minutes, YOU SWEAT. Soaking wet. Please allow some common sense to enter the conversation.— Ry Brooks (@RyBrooks) September 10, 2019
According to the Weather Channel, temperatures in Fayetteville reached over 90 degrees on Monday with 71 percent humidity.