January 24, 2019
Reacting to word that the U.S. Supreme Court has approved the Trump administration’s ban on new transgender military recruits, CNN correspondent Jessica Dean ran a piece which deceptively edited a clip of Donald Trump from the 2016 campaign to make it appear he had made a general promise to support “LGBTQ” rights which he is now allegedly breaking.
In fact, the clip of Trump in question was responding to the Pulse night club mass shooting as then-candidate Trump promised to prevent more such attacks on LGBTQ Americans by Muslim terrorists — a specification which was carefully cut out for the CNN piece.
Nearing the end of The Lead on Tuesday afternoon, host Jake Tapper recalled the Supreme Court decision and then added: “You mght recall that during the 2016 presidential campaign, LGBTQ allies of then-candidate Donald Trump pledged that Trump would be great for their community.”
He then recalled that transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner had praised Trump for allowing him to use the women’s restroom during a trip to Trump Tower.
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