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Fake News: AP reports Donald Trump will mobilize 100,000 National Guardsmen to deport illegals

February 17, 2017

 Just one day after Donald Trump excoriated the false reporting of the mainstream media the Associated Press was at it once again. This time the so-called news agency reported that Donald Trump planned to mobilize 100,000 National Guardsmen through the Department of Homeland Security to round up and deport illegal immigrants.

  This story was quickly denied by the White House:

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, denied the AP’s report on Twitter shortly after it published.

“Not true. 100% false,”

  The Department of Homeland Security also denied the story:

“The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard,” said Gillian Christensen, the acting press secretary for DHS.

  It turns out a low level staff employee drafted this plan but it was never seriously considered by anyone important in the Trump administration:

A DHS official told The Daily Beast that the memo the AP cited was an early, pre-decisional draft, that Kelly never approved it, and that the department as a whole never seriously considered it.

    Democrats are still posturing as if this is a true story:

Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, a freshman Democrat from Nevada, issued a statement ripping the memo.

“Regardless of the White House’s response, this document is an absolutely accurate description of the disturbing mindset that pervades the Trump Administration when it comes to our nation’s immigrants,”

  In other words the story was false but accurate, just ask Dan Rather how well that defense works out. But she was not alone:

And Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, also released a statement decrying the memo.

“The mere suggestion that the President would consider ordering 100,000 members of the National Guard to go door to door checking people’s document status is deeply disturbing,”

  Of course this genius is purposely ignoring the fact that Donald Trump was not considering this course of action because the memo never even made it close to his desk.

  This is exactly why so many people do not take the mainstream media, or the Democratic Party, seriously any more. But the damage will still be done because this fake news story is still being promoted as real and many people will likely buy into it. 

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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30 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    February 17, 2017 8:48 pm

    Just as bad as fake is their anecdotal approach to “news.” No need for facts or back up. More like a cross between wishful thinking and entertainment.

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    • February 18, 2017 6:28 am

      Nope, they just get the story and throw it out there and if it is wrong oh well. It doesn’t matter to them because they know people will believe the initial report and the correction (if there is one at all) gets buried.

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  2. February 17, 2017 9:45 pm

    A low level plant is what is was. Trump needs to clean house and now.

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    • February 18, 2017 6:28 am

      That is what I am thinking as well. Trump needs to clear out all Obama holdouts ASAP.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lou222 permalink
      February 19, 2017 10:10 am

      Think you might be right, Bunker…low level…they don’t want to take out the BIG ones first, so have one of the flunkies take the blame, this time. Me, I am voting for taking out ALL of them and I think there is “fake” information given out to see where it travels to. Schumer is smack dab in the middle of this, along with Obamas Shadow Government. One label I will never pin on Trump is “stupid”, he will take care of this business…he is quick to jump the gun, sometimes, but I would rather have a President like that, than one that does nothing.

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      • February 19, 2017 7:27 pm

        Low level an obviously an Obama holdout, they all need to go ASAP!

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  3. Bruce permalink
    February 17, 2017 10:19 pm

    Spencer should have said 100% very fake news. Sadly, but not surprising, CA traded one idiot leftist for a different idiot leftist.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 18, 2017 6:29 am

      Yes h should have!
      You guys can’t catch a break out there can you?

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      • lou222 permalink
        February 20, 2017 12:47 pm

        Hey don’t forget about feeling bad for us here in Illinois….sorry Bruce that you have to deal with the same crap out there!

        Liked by 1 person

      • February 20, 2017 8:22 pm

        I haven’t forgot about you guys out there Lou! 🙂

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  4. February 17, 2017 10:53 pm

    The media and reporters have a ‘god complex’ they figure they are the ‘makers’ of reality and what they say is “fact” and we should ‘be molded by their words’ or lies.
    I’d like to see some be arrested for spreading their lies and for malicious intent designed to undermine the President and the well-being of this Country! Nail ‘um. Pick and burst their god bubble delusion and show the for what they are!

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    • February 18, 2017 6:31 am

      In order to sue a newspaper or a reporter I think you have to show malicious intent and there is no doubt in my mind this is what we are seeing here. If they have not crossed the line yet then they are getting close and the longer this goes on the more deranged they will get so it is only a matter of time before one of them steps too far over the line.

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      • lou222 permalink
        February 18, 2017 5:05 pm

        I think had it been Obama in office, there would heads rolling right now…but you know,,,double standards being what they are………

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      • February 18, 2017 7:13 pm

        Yeah, they will probably win Pulitzers!

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  5. petermac3 permalink
    February 18, 2017 9:15 am

    We missed the boat when Bush Jr neglected to issue an executive order on September 12th, 2001, putting the military on the northern and southern borders with shoot to kill orders. Even the pro-illegal immigration democrat party and its left wing media buddies would have been hard pressed to protest; opportunity lost forever.

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    • February 18, 2017 12:40 pm

      These could be consider illegals – regarding their state of mind: Angry Protesters Demand That Trump “STOP Attacking Women, Muslims, Immigrants, LGBTQ+, Journalists…” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-17/angry-protesters-demand-trump-stop-attacking-women-muslims-immigrants-lgbtq-journali
      Instead of ‘looking into the facts’ these willingly indoctrinated join in the mindless events to fulfill their depraved souls.

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      • February 18, 2017 7:15 pm

        They seem to be ignoring the fact Trump is leaving Obama’s LGBTQ order in place…
        You are right they just do not look into the facts.

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    • February 18, 2017 7:14 pm

      That would have been the chance but of course W was a amnesty guy so that wasn’t going to happen.

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    • lou222 permalink
      February 19, 2017 10:16 am

      That is interesting you brought that up, Peter, do you think that Trump would have done that very same thing you are mentioning? I think it would be a very big possibility that he would have. He is not messing around, he is bombing and cleaning house…and the left is SO upset about it and other than throwing a few wrenches in the gears, have nothing they can do. Can you imagine the frustration, for the first time in YEARS they really are not powerful?

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      • February 20, 2017 8:23 pm

        I think he probably would have tried to and it would have been interesting to see who opposed him if he did.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. lou222 permalink
    February 18, 2017 2:44 pm

    OT: I have to post Dr. Gorka, only because I love listening to him, one of the most intelligent members of this Administration….BUT, his take down of this little man is “classic” Gorka……

    Liked by 2 people

    • lou222 permalink
      February 18, 2017 2:46 pm

      I left out, he is right up there with Steve Bannon, at least for ME!

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    • February 18, 2017 7:17 pm

      Thanks for sharing, I am headed out for the night shortly so I will have to watch it tomorrow.

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    • petermac3 permalink
      February 19, 2017 10:37 am

      What boggles the mind is the White House and it’s administration’s neglecting to point out that references to lard ass Clinton’s hypocrisy, etc are to illustrate the double standard. She along with the Campfire Girls running Obama’s administration can set the Middle East on fire and put Israel in harms way with the media’s tacit approval while Trump or his spokesmen neglecting to say Jewish holicaust is anti-Isreali, anti Jew. Keep the Clown Car’s engine running…

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      • lou222 permalink
        February 19, 2017 11:43 am

        Yep, we are in for some show! I now look forward to getting up each morning with a positive attitude. If Clinton had gotten in, I know I would probably be less likely to feel the way I do. Imagine you are the same?

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  7. February 18, 2017 3:06 pm

    One possibility that should be considered is that this was an intentional fake leak by the Republican administration. The purpose of doing this would be to make the press less hesitant to publish news on leaks and to make them look bad.

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    • lou222 permalink
      February 18, 2017 5:03 pm

      I thought that too, would bring out the moles. By doing that, they could do alot more house cleaning, couldn’t they!!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • February 18, 2017 7:18 pm

      That is an interesting point, and it could have been the Republican establishment also trying to take Trump down as well. They cannot be trusted and that is why Trump won in the first place.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lou222 permalink
        February 19, 2017 11:47 am

        I have a feeling that Trumps main enemy in the Senate is McCain. He just cannot contain himself, can he? When our people are out of the Country should they be stopped legally from taking a negative stance about America…..we saw Obama doing it, over and over. And yet, that seemed to be ok with the press. Why do you suppose that was? Once again, is this that nasty old Double Standard peeking its’ head out?

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      • February 20, 2017 2:38 am

        I think the AG needs to remind all Congressmen and Senators about the Logan Act. There are too many lose lips.

        § 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

        Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
        This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

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