CNN'S Chris Cillizza helped spread a deceptively edited video that falsely implied Poland's first lady snubbed President Donald Trump during his visit. He later clarified the video in a tweet. (Image Source: Twitter video screenshot)
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CNN's Chris Cillizza was caught pushing a deceptively edited video that is being shared on social media that makes it appear as though Poland's first lady snubbed President Donald Trump. A longer version of the video shows what really happened.
Cillizza tweeted, "OHMYGOD" repeated multiple times, with a link to the video that is cut to only three seconds in length.
The video shows Trump greeting Poland's president Andrzej Duda. Polish first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda appears to snub the U.S. president in order to head to first lady Melania Trump instead.
— David Lewis (@davidclewis) July 6, 2017
But a longer version of the video shows that Kornhauser-Duda merely went to greet Melania Trump because the president was himself greeting her husband. A moment later she warmly shakes the hand of President Trump. The later portion of the video was edited out to make it appear that she snubbed the U.S. president.
NBC News editor Bradd Jaffy tweeted the longer video and added, "Folks, Poland's first lady did not diss Trump's handshake attempt. She was looking at Melania, shook her hand, then shook Trump's. Stop."
Folks, Poland's first lady did not diss Trump's handshake attempt. She was looking at Melania, shook her hand, then shook Trump's. Stop. pic.twitter.com/ta8DNsv0Th
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 6, 2017
Cillizza later clarified — in a tweet with normal capitalization — what is actually happening in the video. "I think there probably wasn't an intent," he tweeted. "I think Trump was out of her line of sight."
The deceptively edited video was widely spread on social media among those critical of Trump.
COMPLETE, UTTER ANNIHILATION
A merciless disgrace! A total SNUB! He wasn't even WORTH HER TIME!
— vid (@vid_icarus) July 6, 2017
She obviously heard about "the grabbing" and wanted none of that. https://t.co/HnxdXH1spg— J. Dice 🎲 (@jdice03) July 6, 2017
President Trump's second foreign trip is set to continue from Poland to Germany for the G-20 summit. He is scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, on Friday.
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.