Robert Gehl reports that, in what can only be described as a naked attempt to paint Donald Trump as a racist, CNN claimed Donald Trump was in favor of “racial profiling” to “stop terror,” when he said no such thing.
Trump was talking about Israel’s tactic of “profiling” possible terror suspects and how effective that may be. Here’s his exact quote, courtesy of The Hill.
“You know in Israel, they profile,” Trump said Monday to Fox News. “They’ve done an unbelievable job — as good as you can do. But Israel has done an unbelievable job. And they’ll profile. They profile. They see somebody that’s suspicious. They will profile. They will take that person in. They will check out.”
Trump never use the word “racial.” In a subsequent Fox News interview, Trump again spoke of profiling, but never use the term “racial.” As point of fact, Arabs or people from the Middle East are not a separate “race.” In fact, they’re considered “white.”
But none of that stopped CNN, who ran a chyron at the bottom of the screen:
“BREAKING NEWS” They announced: “TRUMP SAYS ‘RACIAL PROFILING’ WILL STOP TERROR.”
It’s important to note here: When news outlets put something in quotes, it’s supposed to be exactly what the source says. When CNN puts “racial profiling” in quotes in their headline, they’re telling the audience that it’s precisely what Donald Trump said. And it’s not.
Speaking on a separate example where he was smeared by CNN, Trump told Fox and Friends that the network was “dishonest” for editing out Hillary Clinton’s reference to a “bombing.”