For the last two days CNN has been lying about Donald Trump in order to put itself in its favorite gear: the Trifecta Gear that allows the left-wing network to, all at once, push gun control, protect Barack Obama, and attack a high-profile Republican as dishonest — in this case frontrunner Donald Trump.
Very quickly, here is the back story.
During a campaign rally in South Carolina Monday night, Trump told the crowd:
“You know, the President is thinking about signing an executive order where he wants to take your guns away. You hear about this? Not gonna happen. That won’t happen. But that’s a tough one, I think that’s a tough one for him to do,” Trump told the crowd. “There’s plenty of executive orders being signed, you know that. And we can’t let that go on.”
Tuesday morning on CNN’s “New Day,” Trump was interviewed over the phone and leftwing co-anchor Alisyn Camerota pretty much called him a liar. Even though he stood by his statement, the network claimed in a headline that Trump had backed away from the statement. Here’s what Trump actually said:
“No, no. I’ve heard that he wants to. And I heard it, I think, on your network. Somebody said that that’s what he’s thinking about. I didn’t say that he’s signing it. I said I think that would be a tough one to sign actually,” Trump said. “I would say it would be impossible. But nevertheless he was thinking about it. And I’ve heard it from numerous networks. And I’ve read it in the papers. You know. My source is the papers. So, you know, they’re pretty good sources.”
In that same piece, CNN then reports a blatant lie:
Obama has not announced any plans to sign an executive order that would take Americans’ guns away or further restrict access to guns. He has, however, called for Congress to pass legislation that would establish universal background checks and implement laws aimed at minimizing the number of mass shootings in the country.
Tuesday night, Anderson Cooper was spreading the same lies. This is what CNN does: relentlessly pushes dishonest narratives through the day, every hour on the hour.
The fact is that after the Oregon school shooting no less than The Washington Post announced that Obama is indeed…
…seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.
Under the proposed rule change, dealers who exceed a certain number of sales each year would be required to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and perform background checks on potential buyers.
This was a mere 12 days ago. CNN knows this. CNN also knows that those actions would of course restrict access to guns, primarily through added federal government regulations against private sellers.
Everything Obama does regarding guns is about restricting access to guns in pursuit of his overall goal, which is confiscation. This is not some political smear against Obama. The left-wing Guardian has reported this fact. Obama makes no secret of his desire to confiscate guns. But in order to protect him and attack Trump, CNN does.
At the 1:45 mark, below is video proof of Obama openly expressing his desire to impose Australian-style gun control laws here in America. And it is a fact that the Australian law began with a massive campaign involving the confiscation (through a mandatory government buyback program) of legally purchased firearms.
Hillary Clinton just last week called Australia “a good example” of how to deal with guns here in America. Note, however, how Obama, Hillary, and their DC media allies never mention that the Australia buyback program was compulsory — that it was the government using coercion against its citizens to demand they give up their firearms.
Hillary wants to confiscate your guns.
Obama wants to confiscate your guns and is willing, like Trump said Monday night, to go around Congress in furtherance of that goal using extra-legal executive action.
Neither Obama nor Hillary are hiding their true beliefs.
But they don’t have to when they have the likes of a CNN ready and eager to lie for them.
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