AP lied in their own “fact check” article on Trump’s border wall speech in El Paso yesterday. Lie in BOLD below.
TRUMP, on the effects of the Green New Deal: “You’re not allowed to own cows anymore.” He added that the plan would “shut down American energy” and “a little thing called air travel.”
THE FACTS: The Democratic plan would do none of those things. Trump chose to ignore the actual provisions of the plan, which calls for a drastic drop in emissions from methane-generating cows, air travel and more but would not ban cattle ownership or flights.
Instead, Trump took his cue from a FAQ that was distributed by the office of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York last week, then clumsily disavowed by her and replaced with a more accurate summary of the plan.
The first version described measures beyond those contained in the plan and made the impolitic statement: “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
“Clumsily disavowed?” That’s such a distortion of the facts that it can only be interpreted as a lie when published by an organization with as many “fact checkers” as the AP.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bald face lied about the document, claiming it wasn’t the real thing and that it was all a hoax.