Accuracy in Media

Polish President Andrzej Duda labeled reports that his wife snubbed President Trump’s handshake during his visit to Poland on Thursday as “fake news.”

Duda tweeted that both he and his wife shook hands with Trump, urging his followers to “fight fake news” together.

“Contrary to some surprising reports my wife did shake hands with Mrs. and Mr. Trump @POTUS after a great visit,” he wrote Thursday evening. “Let’s FIGHT FAKE NEWS.”

A video of the event shows Trump shaking hands with hands with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

He then appears to extend his hand  to do the same with Polish first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda’s hand, but she walks past him to shake the hand of Melania Trump and then turns to the president.

 

 

But in true fake news fashion only the initial portion of the video–sans the Trump handshake went viral and was posted by many in the liberal media.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza reacted to the alleged snub on Twitter in utter disbelief, only to then call it a “misunderstanding” when he was called out for his rush to judgment.

Considering all the criticism that CNN has received lately for propagating fake news, you would think that Cillizza would have verified that the handshake incident was posted in its entirety, but that’s probably asking too much when the media has an anti-Trump agenda.





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