The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

Washington Post Lies About Trump's Comments on Protesting

The Washington Post keeps insisting that President Trump lies all the time. When it’s the Bezos/Baron social justice tabloid that can’t stop lying.

Tump suggests protesting should be illegal  —  Washington Post - Felicia Somnez

President Trump has long derided the mainstream media as the “enemy of the people” and lashed out at NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem.  On Tuesday, he took his attacks on free speech one step further,


If I were in the fact checking business, this would be deemed highly misleading to extremely deceptive.

The Washington Post is mischaracterizing an exchange from Trump’s Daily Caller interview.

THE DAILY CALLER: “Can I ask you about the Kavanaugh hearing today?”

POTUS: “Yeah.”

THE DAILY CALLER: “Democrats have put on quite a show, have you kept up with it?”

POTUS: “A good show or a bad show?”

THE DAILY CALLER: “I’ll leave that up to you, sir.”

THE DAILY CALLER: “Have you seen some of it? It’s been a lot of protests and interrrupting.”

POTUS: “I’m amazed that people allow the interruption to continue. You know, there are some people that just keep screaming at the same people. In the old days we used to throw them out. Today I guess they just keep screaming. I thought Sen. Hatch was good because he was very indignant at the interruptions by a woman that was up there that just kept going on and on. I don’t know why they don’t, why they don’t take care of a situation like that because it’s terrible. I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters, you don’t even know which side the protesters were on. But to allow someone to stand up and scream from the top of their lungs and nobody does anything about it is frankly — I think it’s an embarrassment. I think, well it’s really early stages, but I think the Democrats are grasping at straws, that looks like to me. It’s incredible how bipartisan everything, when you look at how the opposite, I mean, when you look at how the level of division between the two sides, it’s sort of incredible.

That’s not a call to ban protests, it’s Trump questioning why lefty activists are allowed to disrupt Senate hearings by screaming through them.

There’s no mention of a ban. Trump was wondering why an activist could continue disrupting a major national hearing without being removed. Trump is speaking in his usual circuitous and foreshortened way, which allows for all sorts of misinterpretations, but the context makes it very clear what’s being discussed.

And the Washington Post gets fifty Pinocchios.