Media gets excited about a new Trump ‘scandal’ only to have egg on their face again – lots of runny egg

Left-leaning media outlets were salivating at the thought that they had caught President Donald trump in an international scandal on Saturday.

But it was, as many of their stories have been recently, much ado about nothing.

Liberal news website Think Progress reported in December that President Donald Trump might have pressured the Embassy of Kuwait to cancel its Nation Day party and move it to the Trump International Hotel in D.C.

Rumors that were found to be inaccurate when the Middle East nation’s ambassador said they had not spoken to anyone from the Trump team and moved the event because they believed “it would be exciting for our guests to see a new venue.”

The original date of the party was Feb 25 and when the president jettisoned to the hotel for dinner, Judd Legum of Think Progress smelled a story.

Legum deleted the majority of his tweetstorm after he learned the Kuwait party was held on another night and he actually had no story, but he attempted to spin it again to make something of it.

Uh oh, that has to mean something nefarious is happening, doesn’t it?

Or it might be that he was having dinner with his daughter, son-in-law and friends as The Hill reported.

. . . says Constitutional expert Judd Legum.

But, as the invite said, the Kuwait party was held days earlier and Legum had to attempt to save face somehow.

Critics continue to assert that the president’s ownership of the hotel, located on property leased from the federal government, violates the lease which states that no elected official of the United States “shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom,” according to The Hill.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz told reporters this month that he had requested a copy of the contract.

“I did request from the [Government Services Administration] the full, unredacted contract,” he said. “I requested that the first part of December. I still don’t have it. It will be interesting to see what they produce and what their take on that is. But I don’t have that yet.”

The report from Legum that the president was at the Kuwait event was spread by others in the media, who weren’t happy that they had been duped.

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Carmine Sabia

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