‘Fake news’ report about Trump and the Secret Service implodes when the truth comes out

‘Fake news’ report about Trump and the Secret Service implodes when the truth comes out
President Donald Trump was the victim of online reports that said he was rude to his Secret Service detail, but the story was shut down by an honest reporter who didn't want to help spread fake news. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

A “fake news” report accusing President Trump of being rude to his Secret Service detail appeared on social media, apparently in an attempt to damage his reputation. But it imploded when reporter Yashar Ali explained what he saw while reporting on the president.

“Seeing tweets that Trump’s Secret Service detail hates him because he’s rude. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s just not true,” he said.

“Trump’s detail finds him to be very respectful [and] kind and they’re very happy serving on his shift. I know people don’t want to believe that,” he continued, “But it’s just the truth, back when I broke this story, it’s all I heard and I still hear it from USSS agents.”

He linked to a story he had published on the liberal news outlet, Mother Jones, where Secret Service agents were under investigation for taking pictures of Trump’s grandson while he was asleep. He woke up and saw them taking pictures and reported it to his mother, first lady Melania Trump.

“People don’t want to accept this because of Trump’s reputation but people don’t act the same way towards every person in their life,” he continued.

“I was just blown away when I saw tweets saying he was rude and they were sick of him – nothing could be further from the truth,” he concluded, adding, “END” in all caps for emphasis.

He added a short addendum, tweeting, “You can ascribe whatever motivations you want here, his love of law enforcement/military etc – but the fact is he is very nice to them.”

While Ali regularly writes articles critical of Trump, he took to Twitter to stamp down this damaging, but false, report about the president’s behavior towards his Secret Service protective detail.

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