Accuracy in Media

Brian Karem, a political analyst for CNN and the White House correspondent for Playboy, tried to spread fake news on Twitter on New Year’s Eve about whether President Trump was in the Oval Office working while Democrats were nowhere to be found in Washington during the holidays as President Trump hoped to forge a deal that would end the government shutdown and fund a wall on the southern border.

“I’m in the Oval Office,” Trump tweeted. “Democrats, come back from vacation now and give us the votes necessary for Border Security, including the Wall. You voted yes in 2006 and 2013. One more yes, but with me in office, I’ll get it built, and Fast!”

After that, Karem tweeted:

“POTUS tweet minutes ago claimed he was in the Oval Office. No marine there so that’s another lie. @realDonaldTrump?”

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley responded to Karem with the real story:

“I just looked into the Oval Office myself, and @POTUS was, in fact, sitting behind the Resolute Desk working. So, now I’m just waiting for you and the rest of your ilk to either stop jumping to false conclusions, correct the record, or, here’s a thought, call the press team to ask.”

Meanwhile, Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reported that incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was spotted on vacation at the Fairmont Orchid resort in Hawaii, where hotel suites can run to nearly $5,000 per night.

Claude Thompson of the Washington Examiner reported that Pelosi’s “resort is located on ‘The Big Island,’ which is the state’s namesake. The resort features a 10,000-square-foot swimming pool, despite it being on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The resort also has a ‘Spa Without Walls,’ where the least expensive facial is $99.”

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