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ABC, NBC Falsely Suggest Trump Called Fleeing Bahamians 'Very Bad People'

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The comments in question came during a press briefing Trump gave outside the White House. There he said: “I don't want to allow people that weren't supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug dealers.”

While leading into a segment about the relief effort for the Bahamas for ABC’s World News Tonight, anchor David Muir told viewers the forthcoming report would cover “What President Trump has said about people in the Bahamas who want to get to the U.S. … People who have lost everything desperate to get to safety.

That was actually an echo of the hyperbole Muir delivered during the opening tease of the show. “The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas. The desperation. And tonight, with President Trump has said about people in the Bahamas who want to come to the U.S.,” he declared.

Meanwhile, on NBC Nightly News, the report given by correspondent Gabe Gutierrez cut out a lot of what Trump said to the press. “I don't want to allow people that were supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States including very bad people,” the soundbite of Trump shared before Gutierrez started speaking over it.

The President appearing to contradict his own agency. The acting head of CBP calling this a humanitarian mission saying, the U.S. plans to expedite the immigration process to let hurricane victims in,” he said while speaking over Trump.

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