As Christmas approaches, the Trump Administration is dealing with all types of criticisms, from the passing of the tax invoice to the failure of Roy Moore to in fact the Russia Investigation. However one way or the other, the President manages to continuously prime himself with public embarrassments and scandals, the newest of which includes a diplomat and decidedly pretend information.
US Ambassador is busted pushing pretend information
Pete Hoekstra was a Consultant from Michigan that was appointed by Trump to be the Ambassador to the Netherlands. It was a poor choice from the start, given Hoekstra’s horrible cultural insensitivity and poor attitudes in the direction of worldwide points akin to immigration. Nevertheless, it now seems that Hoekstra was a nasty selection as a consequence of a higher cause: he believes in pretend information.
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In an interview with Netherland TV reporter Wouter Zwart, the would-be diplomat was requested questions relating to his propagation in 2015 of false studies that the Netherlands was beneath assault by Islamic extremism, a trademark of the Trump Administration seen in previous feedback about pseudo-occasions just like the “Bowling Inexperienced Bloodbath” and “Final Night time in Sweden.”
Hoekstra tried to dismiss the declare, calling it “pretend information” and claiming that he “by no means stated that;”
“That’s an incorrect assertion. We might name it pretend information, I by no means stated that.”
Fortunately, Zwart was armed with video footage revealing Hoekstra’s personal phrases. Extremely, after being proven the footage, the ambassador instantly contradicted himself, claiming that he by no means stated it was pretend information, despite the fact that he actually simply did, solely seconds earlier than. Critically?
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Take a look at the awkward change under;
Dutch journalist to new US Ambassador: you stated there have been ‘no go zones’ in Netherlands, the place are they?
Ambassador: That is pretend information, I did not say that
Journalist: We will present you that clip now.
Ambassador: Err 😳🤥 pic.twitter.com/8ohIOzmYAc
— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal) December 22, 2017
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