In a case of fake news striking again from the mainstream media, the New York Times took an interview that President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner gave with Time magazine and failed to get the story straight.
Hillary Clinton ran with the NYT story and tweeted out she “can’t believe” she has to write the sentence that Kushner “doesn’t get to decide when the election is.”
I can’t believe I have to write this sentence, but the president’s son-in-law doesn’t get to decide when the election is.
I can’t believe I have to write this sentence, but the president's son-in-law doesn't get to decide when the election is. https://t.co/7CrpHny6TF— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 13, 2020
The only problem is that in the original story with Time magazine, he had already said it wasn’t his decision. When asked if there was a chance the presidential election could be postponed past November 3 due to the pandemic, Kushner said that isn’t his decision.
White House adviser Avi Berkowitz — who works with Kushner — excoriated Clinton, “He literally said: ‘It’s not my decision to make.'”
The New York Times and others sought to use the quotes that were given as an indication that there was a nefarious plot to postpone the election to keep President Trump in power, as though he couldn’t win the election on his own merits.
The Trump campaign responded to her tweet by saying, “Crooked Hillary is lying again!” They also shared a video of President Trump from a press briefing responding to a question by saying, “The general election will happen on November 3rd.”
Crooked Hillary is lying again! He literally said "It's not my decision to make."— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) May 13, 2020
As President Trump has said, "The general election will happen on November 3rd." pic.twitter.com/LcCIlWNNdX
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