NY Times: Utterly Anonymous People Claim Trump Freaked Out About Immigrants

Back in 2016, the NY Times mad a big change to their use of anonymous sources policies. They have to be bigly approved by high ranking editors for things where the primary news element is based on anonymous sources. I guess Dean Baquet, Matt Purdy, and Phil Corbett are rather busy, because it seems that everything is based on anonymous sources, which gives readers absolutely no ability to verify the veracity of the story. But, for the Times, this matters little, because this is about a Narrative

Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda

Late to his own meeting and waving a sheet of numbers, President Trump stormed into the Oval Office one day in June, plainly enraged.

Five months before, Mr. Trump had dispatched federal officers to the nation’s airports to stop travelers from several Muslim countries from entering the United States in a dramatic demonstration of how he would deliver on his campaign promise to fortify the nation’s borders.

But so many foreigners had flooded into the country since January, he vented to his national security team, that it was making a mockery of his pledge. Friends were calling to say he looked like a fool, Mr. Trump said.

According to six officials who attended or were briefed about the meeting, Mr. Trump then began reading aloud from the document, which his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller, had given him just before the meeting. The document listed how many immigrants had received visas to enter the United States in 2017.

More than 2,500 were from Afghanistan, a terrorist haven, the president complained.

Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.

Wait, wait, one of the sources was someone who wasn’t even there? But heard gossip from someone who supposedly was? Is this a high school gossip circle? That’s a damn big allegation to be using a source that is a direct quote, for which the Times rules say they should be rarely used, “only when pivotal.”

Forty thousand had come from Nigeria, Mr. Trump added. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, recalled the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office.

In fact, there is not one named person from that meeting who can back up any of these assertions. There is no one who can provide verification. This is about as shoddy of journalism as it can get. But, this is the era of Trump Derangement Syndrome, where everything is meant to be Trump Is Bad, the reverse of what they did during Obama’s years.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, denied on Saturday morning that Mr. Trump had made derogatory statements about immigrants during the meeting.

It’s up to the NY Times and the outlets who ran with the Times’ story to prove that it’s true.

The rest of the article is meant to portray had mean Trump has been to legal and illegal immigrants. Oh, and it’s strange that the Times hasn’t really covered Trump obliterating ISIS (with some help, of course) as an organized group

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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7 Responses to “NY Times: Utterly Anonymous People Claim Trump Freaked Out About Immigrants”

  1. Jeffery says:

    While at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump, according to those in attendance, told a group of wealthy pals, “You all just got a lot richer” from the major tax cuts he signed into law last week.

    For his constant lying, especially on the tax bill, finally tRump tells a truth! “You All Just Got a Lot Richer!” Me too, Dotard, me too. Good for me, bad for America.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-tells-rich-pals-lot-richer-tax-cuts-article-1.3718805

  2. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    So what is your point? Are you jealous that Trump has friends and all you do is post comments on blogs. Also, your little tale is totally unverified. Is it wrong to be rich? That seems to be a predominant message in your little comments. Of course, you have been schooled repeatedly on this blog that if you drop taxes among those actually paying taxes, then you are going to reduce taxes on the most wealthy, but how is that wrong. Do you think the greater wrong is the Washington can not manage the countries budget??? Already the tax plan is paying benefits as out GDP is significantly improving.

    • Jeffery says:

      dave,

      Here’s the point.

      tRump pimped his bill as the “middle class miracle”, and has lied repeatedly that it mostly benefits the working classes. In public our Liar-in-Chief claimed he and his criminal friends would pay MORE in taxes, but at Mar-a-lago he incautiously told the truth.

      Yet, in private (or so he thought) with his plutocrat buddies, he tells the truth – that it was making his rich buddies richer – which was the actual objective of the scam.

      One or more of his “friends” ratted him out.

      Do you think he’ll use the FBI to investigate all the attendees to find who called the media?

  3. Jl says:

    Yes J, that 2.6% cut for those in the highest bracket is sure to cause pain and misery to America. File under the liberal delusion that keeping one’s own money is bad for America.

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Liberal News Network: Liberals and Democrats today announced a pledge to keep paying their taxes at the current rate and not take advantage of the GOP / Trump tax breaks.

    “All American should remember that the government has the right to tax and to redistribute wealth as it sees fit, said spokesperson Ben Lyon. “Tax breaks that allow people to keep more of their earnings is anathema to American democracy.”

    When asked what should happen now that the tax breaks are law, Lynn Meabuck said, “liberals need to stick up for the principle that higher taxes are better for society. We should all pay taxes under the previous rate.”

    When asked how much money she would be paying above her taxes now, Meabuck said, “Oh, I am not planning on paying more, but others should. The wealthy need to pay their fair share of taxes and they should be forced to pay more.”

    When conservatives where told of the planned protest and liberals paying more to the government than they are required, Hugh Lionsac said, “we aren’t holding our breath for liberals to live up to their promises.”

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