An NBC journalist told the truth without meaning to and then quickly tried to cover his tracks during a discussion on immigration,
NBC reporter John Heilemann exposed his partisan colors on Wednesday while speaking to MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace about immigration, admitting he is a Democrat but then trying to walk back his remark.
“It is our job in the press, and it’s also the job of Democrats, to not let the president have it both ways on this issue,” Heilemann said while discussing President Trump’s enforcement of a policy which separates families who entered the United States illegally.
“You can’t inflict this kind of policy on Americans, and not pay a political price,” the national-affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC said.
“We have a great chance to inflict one on him and his party in November,” Heilemann continued, but quickly backtracked.
“We, I mean the Democratic Party. I’m not part of the Democratic Party, but people who object to this policy, which I think is a lot of people,” he said.
Heilemann’s truth-bomb earned him some swift reaction on social media.
Wow! What a fast, double talkin’ liar that just said the Democrats are out to get President Trump.
— 🇺🇸 Christine 🇺🇸 (@MarieNoel45) June 20, 2018
Admitting he’s a Democrat is the ONLY truthful thing to come out of his biased mouth
— Scott (@dabigdogss) June 20, 2018
Busted by own mouth! 🤣🤣🤣
— Deanne (@EllieMaybon) June 20, 2018
What a fast talking hypocrite! What’s the matter, ashamed to admit your a democrat? You said it, own it! Fake news! We knew it would be coming. What is their next manufactured crisis?
— Judy whitehead (@Judywhi33050053) June 20, 2018
Hell he just admitted he was a Democrat. He said we have a chance to take it back in Nov. They are exposing themselves.
— Roger (@Roger96203916) June 20, 2018
We already knew this, but thanks for proving @MSNBC is a Democratic Party propaganda mouth piece.
— #MAGA (@ResistAltleft) June 20, 2018
— Tammy Reid (@TammyRe45697242) June 21, 2018
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