Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been going around to every news station that’s willing to give her airtime to spread a disgusting lie about President Donald Trump. So, naturally, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to shut her up with a brutal reality check.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Waters decided to do everything she could to spread a fake news story about Donald Trump. “Well, Deutsche Bank emerges as extremely important because they’re known to be a money-laundering bank,” said the California Democrat. “They have been fined over $600 million between the U.K. and the United States for money laundering,” she added.
“They do not have the kind of operation in the bank that would keep up with what is going on and we can follow what is going on,” said Waters, according to Conservative 101. “But they have been known to basically get around the kind of controls that they should have,” she added.
“In addition to that, they’re the only bank really that will lend money to Donald Trump,” Waters went on, telling a blatant lie. “Donald Trump has sued them. They have sued him back. But yet, they continue to lend him large sums of money. Donald Trump owes them $300 million; $170 million of that for the Trump Hotel that they have to finance in Washington, D.C,” she said.
Waters was speaking in reference to a Tuesday morning “fake news” report by Bloomberg, which claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking a look at President Donald Trump’s finances. Specifically, the report said, “Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections widens.”
The report continued, “Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest lender several weeks ago, forcing the bank to submit documents on its relationship with Trump and his family, according to a person briefed on the matter, who asked not to be identified because the action has not been announced.”
It should be noted that Chris Hayes, as a journalist, should have called Waters out for spreading these incendiary lies on his program. After all, allowing a U.S. Representative to disseminate false information only serves to delegitimize him and MSNBC, something neither one needs at the moment.
“That they confirmed that the news reports that the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the president are completely false, no subpoena has been issued or received, we’ve confirmed this with the bank and other sources,” she added.
“I think that this is another example of the media going too far too fast, and we don’t see it going in that direction,” Sanders concluded, taking a direct shot at the shoddy “journalists” who apparently do no fact-checking whatsoever before reporting a story.
“Completely false” was the key phrase in Sanders’ statement. In other words, there was no substance whatsoever to the fake news report surrounding Trump and Deutsche Bank. Of course, that didn’t stop Democrats like Waters from taking the story and running with it, though.
Coincidentally, neither Waters nor her colleagues have apologized for spreading lies about the president nor have they taken back their statements. Isn’t it ironic that these are the first culprits to cry “fake news” when a story surfaces which makes the Democrats look bad, yet they are also the worst purveyors of fake news themselves? Looks like another classic case of Democratic projection to me.