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Fact Check: Did a Reporter Really Get Caught on Camera Asking Pope to Say Something About the 'Negroes?

Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama talk in the Oval Office during the arrival ceremony at the White House on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Pope begins his first trip to the United States at the White House followed by a visit to St. Matthew's Cathedral, and will then hold a Mass on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Contrary to claims that circulated on Twitter Wednesday, a reporter did not ask Pope Francis to say something about the "negroes." Rather, she asked the religious leader about "migrants."

Twitchy reported, “So, something odd just happened at the White House during the photo-op with President Obama and Pope Francis. Tweeters are reporting that CNN’s audio picked up a reporter asking the pope to, “Say something about the Negroes.” President Obama then replied with, “Thank you everybody.”

However, foreign pool reporter Laura Haim, a French White House correspondent, wrote in her pool report, “‘To my question: ‘Do you have anything to say about the migrants?’ The Holy Father looked at us and remained silent.”

Migrants fleeing Syria to European countries has been a major issue in recent weeks.

TheBlaze also listened to the audio recorded inside the Oval Office pool spray, courtesy of print pool reporter Mike Memoli of the Los Angeles Times/Tribune. The audio clearly sounded as though Haim said “migrant.”


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