After Trump Applauded Women in Congress NPR Tried To ‘Fact Check’ Him, It Completely Backfires
It seems nowadays people are too eager to check up on every little thing that comes out of President Trump’s mouth. Even things he says that are entirely true, some seem to want to twist it and make it something it never was. The same can be said while President Trump was giving his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
NPR Politics decided they would take an amazing moment from the night and “Fact Check” what President Trump was saying. Trump wanted to give praise to all the women in Congress by congratulating all the congresswomen, as well as all the female senators. They are the biggest part of the largest class of female legislators in Congress in history.
'Don't sit yet, you're gonna like this': Women in Congress cheer as President Trump points out that there are more of them now than ever before in U.S. history #SOTU https://t.co/xQzf2Hkbel pic.twitter.com/kb2OUfQouX
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 6, 2019
It was definitely one of the largest applauses of the night where almost every member in the room stood their feet and began clapping for the historical achievement.
This was truly a great moment in the evening, yet some wanted to tear it down. NPR decided to take it upon themselves to check it out, and then post what they had found.
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) February 6, 2019
If you’ll notice, they are trying to divide it into parties, Republican vs Democrat. Yet, that wasn’t the case where Trump was concerned. Trump was unifying all of them, and looking at everyone as a whole, not as one political party or another. But I guess there always has to be one in every crowd that takes a great moment and poops on it.
As you can imagine, there were people from all sides of the parties that found this fact check seemingly unnecessary and flat and tasteless. They all took to Twitter to state their opinions on what NPR had done.
This is valuable context, but I don't think it's a "fact check" https://t.co/RvnxRxZy3W
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 6, 2019
What the president said was self-evidently true, wasn't it? Not sure why it is subject for a 'fact check.' https://t.co/jR1l2zaQUM
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 6, 2019
FACT CHECK: President Trump says grass is green, but Australia has more grasslands than the United States https://t.co/z6rs5o4Jtr
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 6, 2019
As you can see, people were not too pleased with this “fact check” which is complete satire if you ask me. It seems much more frustrating however to those in the Media business. People already criticize them for false news and question their stories, and something like this sure doesn’t help.
Fox News reporter Laura Ingraham said it was: “purposeful lying” And even the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., voiced his opinion on the matter, and he didn’t hold back one little bit.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 6, 2019
Fact check: You people are morons. He praised them and their success. He didn’t pick sides. He didn’t take credit. He genuinely was happy for it and yet you still knock him.
What the hell is wrong with you? https://t.co/I2R0IrPIYn
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2019
Even Selena Zito of the ‘Washington Examiner’ explained her feelings on how this doesn’t help with the distrust of the media.
Come on. Seriously. This is why people don’t like my profession. He literally just praised women. That thing that you always want him to do. Not women of any political party. Not women of “trumps party“. He praised women. https://t.co/H2qnxBFdIB
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) February 6, 2019
No matter what comes about this unnecissary fact check, it’s certain that the Presidents speech was a great one and well received by fellow Americans.
CBS News did a poll and found that 76 percent of Americans approved of the State of the Union address, and we approve too. Well done Mr. President.