I despise Trump for many reasons but the top two are that he is a liar and a bigot.
Trump and his supporters will rightfully complain about the Buzzfeed story that said Trump told Cohen to lie. How is this different? It doesn’t have a lot of sources and they are anonymous.
Fact Check: President Trump revived an old and still unproved rumor that hints that Islamic migrants were entering the United States through Mexico and could pose a terrorism threat https://t.co/Bmdubbt713
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) January 19, 2019
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 18, 2019
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) January 18, 2019
The Washington Examiner article the president is quoting is very bad. The “prayer rugs” claim was made by a single rancher who would not allow her name used and who apparently provided the journalist no evidence. pic.twitter.com/iq4t0BOzR9
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 18, 2019
The president of the United States is tweeting about imaginary prayer rugs found by a supposed anonymous rancher who, if he exists, is repeating an urban (rural?) legend from a few years ago. But Trump has benefitted from stoking anti-Muslim prejudice before. Why not try again? https://t.co/TZ2FnWj2Xz
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 18, 2019
The whole prayer rugs on the border thing is an ancient right-wing talking point. In 2014, another "prayer rug" was discovered on the border. It turned out to be an Adidas shirt. https://t.co/QeSApcSE4P pic.twitter.com/A1BKnyKjGT
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) January 18, 2019
Reporters on the border tell me migrants often carry small heavy rugs to throw over the barbed wire and then dump them when they make it to the U.S. side. Has nothing to do with Islam, Mr. President. https://t.co/8jb9GAhlAc
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 18, 2019
A classic of the racist genre.
1. What’s wrong with prayer rugs?
2. Who would lug a prayer rug across the Atlantic, up through South America, into and across Mexico, only then to ditch it in Texas? https://t.co/5j8jL1SaAK
— Sam Stein (@samstein) January 18, 2019