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President Trump touched down in Brussels, Belgium late Tuesday ahead of what many predicted to be a tense meeting with NATO allies. The President had been critical of the vast majority of those allies because they had refused to raise defense spending to what was required by the agreement, while America paid way more. Trump’s “America first” approach to foreign policy was detested by the liberal media. So much so, that ABC and NBC edited video to solely condemn the President.
In a press conference on Tuesday, European Union President Donald Tusk scolded America for slamming its allies. In the next sentence, he scolded Europe for not spending enough to defend themselves. “Dear America, appreciate your allies. After all, you don't have that many. And dear Europe, spend more on your defense,” he said. Guess which sentence they decided to leave on the cutting room floor.
Both ABC and NBC made sure to rake Trump over the coals before they got to their edited footage. “Today, President Trump on the move and on the offensive, attacking the very people he's off to meet,” decried senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell on World News Tonight. “Even a mile high on Air Force One, the attacks on America's allies didn't let up.” Here’s how ABC’s broadcast went: