An NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent used her platform to openly spew her personal view on the separation of families at the border.
Kasie Hunt seemed a bit verbally challenged as she took to Twitter to declare that Congress was not responsible for the controversial immigration policy which temporarily separates children from supposed family members crossing the border illegally. Hunt laid the blame squarely on President Trump.
Congress did not create this problem.
Congress did NOT create this problem.
CONGRESS DID NOT CREATE THIS PROBLEM.
The Trump administration created this problem.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CREATED THIS PROBLEM.
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 18, 2018
Family separations occurred under former President Obama’s eight years in office but liberals have unleashed their fury over the policy at the Trump administration, fueled by disturbing photos of ‘migrant’ children locked in “cages” that were circulated and blamed on President Trump’s “zero tolerance” enforcement of the border policy. The fact that the photos were actually taken under former President Obama’s administration seemed to make no difference to liberals who are all about bashing Trump.
Ben Shapiro, among others, schooled Hunt on the origins of the “problem” she referred to.
Actually the Ninth Circuit did. https://t.co/qTTqF3d6N3
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 18, 2018
Others concurred that the controversy is rooted in a law enacted under a previous administration, and only being enforced by Trump.
Well, Congress passed the law whose strict enforcement by the Trump administration led inexorably to the present situation. https://t.co/PHs0XRUq2T
— Brit Hume (@brithume) June 18, 2018
Congress can fix it. https://t.co/5WJoyGn0lm
— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 18, 2018
— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) June 18, 2018
Congress quite literally did create this problem by passing legislation in 1997 mandating that children be detained for no longer than 20 days. Now they can fix it, and they should. https://t.co/CAnEnIMh3T
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) June 18, 2018
Untrue. It’s literally a full enforcement of a statute. Which Congress can — and should — fix. Stop asking the Executive Branch to legislate or change the reading of a statute to change law. Congress needs to retake Article 1 authority. https://t.co/1AtyQsOeYy
— Daniel Vaughan, Space Force Lawyer (@dvaughanCI) June 18, 2018
Congress created this prob by not addressing Immigration reform & then making it part of constitution https://t.co/97oUmM4HF8
— Air Force Pam (@airforcepam) June 18, 2018
It’s so weird that Trump was able to create this problem back during the Obama years and managed to build these detention centers right under his nose. Also weird you are just now noticing. https://t.co/ceLnvhhEnC
— Charlie (@CharlieJThomas) June 18, 2018
Many others called out the blatant bias and Hunt’s attempt “to openly mislead the public.”
The media no longer cares or even tries to hide their liberal bias. This is not reporting. This is Kasie venting her liberal views. Our media is garbage. https://t.co/ZTdXec6vvb
— Connie Austin (@ConnieBAustin) June 18, 2018
Here’s the very reason why the public has little trust in the media. https://t.co/ilccMrvAkG
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) June 18, 2018
@NBCNews can we get your thoughts on one of your correspondents using her platform to openly mislead the public? The media is supposed to GUIDE and show the people the truth NOT abuse their platform for political gain. This started in 1997 by the 9th circuit. https://t.co/hC37cJcKJg
— Lucas Gleaves (@LGleaves) June 18, 2018
Journalisming is hard. https://t.co/VpHcLsNQiK
— Joseph Ashby (@JosephAshbyShow) June 18, 2018
Still can’t believe this is a tweet from a supposedly straight news reporter. “Reporters” have become activists. They don’t have the self-awareness to realize it, or that the public recognizes it, which is why the public opinion of media is so low. Way to go @kasie https://t.co/uSnvwg2K9v
— patrickmgleason (@patrickmgleason) June 19, 2018
MSNBC’s Garrett Haake gave the NBC reporter some well-needed advice.
Deep breaths, Kasie. It’s only Monday.
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) June 18, 2018
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino was inspired by Hunt’s writing style.
MSNBC is fake news.
MSNBC is FAKE news.
MSNBC is fake news.
MSNBC is fake news.
MSNBC is really FAKE news.
MSNBC is fake news. https://t.co/3ucsKnQVsI
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) June 18, 2018
And some Twitter users thought Hunt really needed a journalism refresher.
Repeatedly making this claim in caps does not make it true.
REPEATEDLY MAKING THIS CLAIM IN CAPS DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE. https://t.co/WdPljHcLP5
— Aaron Bandler (@bandlersbanter) June 18, 2018
This is not journalism.
This is NOT journalism.
This is cartoonishly partisan and ill-informed advocacy. https://t.co/KgiK6mgTSG
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 18, 2018
This is a reporter. https://t.co/UTbDe7dd4Y
— Amalia C. Halikias (@AmaliaHalikias) June 18, 2018
— Feckless Hunt (@GayPatriot) June 18, 2018
Lotta journalism going in here.
Congress passed a law and the Executive branch is now (finally) enforcing that law.
But… you know… all the CAPS make a difference. https://t.co/6UFXJrVWBC
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) June 18, 2018
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