I get it. The NY Times hates President Trump and no matter what he does, they’ll find a way to undercut it. But I didn’t think they would go so far as to take a positive and spin it in such a way that readers might be embarrassed for him. That’s exactly what they did regarding the deal he just made with Mexico to assist us with the border crisis.
The reality is this: President Trump threatened tariffs against Mexico which were supposed to start Monday unless they came to an agreement on ways Mexico could help stop the massive flow of illegal immigrants coming up from Central America. The left panned the threat as they’re wont to do. Even some Republicans made threats of trying to stop it through legislation. Heck, I was shaking my head; I’m not a fan of tariffs, especially against allies.
We were all wrong. The President’s threats worked. Mexico is playing ball, having signed an agreement to do their part. The tariffs will not be imposed on Monday.
But reading the headline by the NY Times, one would think the President’s plan didn’t work, so he scrapped it. Here’s the headline:
No, no, and no. He didn’t “call off” the plan. He executed the plan perfectly and achieved the exact result he wanted when he initiated the plan in the first place.
….stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
To say he called off the plan to impose tariffs on Mexico is like writing a headline following Japan’s surrender in WWII by saying, “U.S. calls off plans to drop 3rd atomic bomb on Japan.” The important news was Japan’s surrender, not the resulting implications of the surrender. The same is true with the Border Immigration Agreement. The important news is Mexico signed an agreement to fight the migrant crisis as requested, not the resulting halt of upcoming tariffs.
The NY Times knows two things:
- There’s no easy way to spin this as a negative since the President’s plan achieved a goal that will benefit all Americans.
- Many readers, especially on weekends, get their “news nuggets” by digesting headlines and nothing else.
This biased headline from the NY Times was designed to make the millions of headline-scanning people in America believe the President’s tariff plan failed. Fake news is now standard operating procedure for them.
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