Vice President Mike Pence blasted CNN late Friday evening for what he described because the community’s “dishonest” protection of his journey to a migrant detention middle close to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pence, together with reporters and a bunch of GOP lawmakers, flew to McAllen, Texas, the place he participated in a roundtable dialogue with Border Patrol brokers and toured a detention middle. The vice chairman spoke with a number of migrant youngsters and requested about their remedy on the facility with the assistance of a translator.
CNN’s primetime protection, nevertheless, featured solely visuals of a big group of grownup male migrants behind a fence making an attempt to have interaction with reporters. Throughout CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” program, the community performed Pence’s interview with CNN senior White Home correspondent Pamela Brown on a cut up display, exhibiting solely footage of the grownup migrants and not one of the footage of Pence visiting with youngsters.
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Later, CNN’s Chris Cuomo criticized Pence’s interview remarks and accused him of offering “spin” on the ability circumstances. “Cuomo Prime Time” additionally made no reference to Pence’s go to with the kids.
The vice chairman apparently took discover, as evidenced by Twitter posts.
“CNN is so dishonest. Today we took reporters to a detention facility on the border for families and children and all told us they were being treated well,” Pence started. “The crisis at our southern border is not a ‘manufactured crisis,’ it is real and is overwhelming our system. To show this, we also visited an overcrowded facility for adult men, many of whom have been arrested multiple times. These men were in a temporary holding area because Democrats in Congress have refused to fund additional bed space.”
He continued: “Rather than broadcast the full story, showing the compassionate care the American people are providing to vulnerable families, tonight CNN only played video of men in the temporary facility and didn’t play any footage of the family facility at all… ignoring the excellent care being provided to families and children. Our great @CBP agents deserve better and the American people deserve the whole story from CNN!”
“Our great @CBP agents deserve better and the American people deserve the whole story from CNN!”
CNN didn’t instantly reply to Pence’s feedback.
A number of CNN anchors — together with Cooper, Cuomo, Don Lemon and Wolf Blitzer — beforehand rejected President Trump’s warning earlier this yr that there was a disaster on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“You can build a physical barrier. But why say it’s a cure-all to keep back this demonized group of people, like this marauding horde that doesn’t exist. [Trump] created all of this. It’s all bogus,” Cuomo mentioned Jan. 11.
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“Let’s talk about his imaginary Latin-American migrant conspiracy,” Lemon mentioned April 24. “This is part of a long history of him making things up about the caravan and the border crisis.”
“President Trump will speak tonight from the Oval Office, trying to sell his border wall to a doubtful nation, as his administration uses falsehoods and misstatements to build the case for what it calls a crisis on the border,” Blitzer mentioned Jan. 8.
“Now, it’s not our job to advocate for or against a given policy,” Cooper mentioned Jan. 8. “It’s our job to call out the dishonest pursuit of it. So, as we wait for the president to speak about what he calls the crisis on the border, we’re starting with the crisis of credibility he’s created for himself.”
Fox Information media reporter Brian Flood contributed to this report.