The Associated Press has warned readers that President Trump can’t be relied upon for accurate information during a terrorist attack.
According to The Hill, the AP said that Trump “got ahead of the facts,” during the weekend terrorist attack in London.
The news organization claimed that Trump’s tweet calling for the “travel ban” was inaccurate because at the time the President sent the tweet, it was not known what countries they came from.
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
However, it’s not hard for any sane person to make the reasonable assumption that a terrorist incident is caused by Islamic terrorist these days.
The AP also decided that Trump had mischaracterized a statement by London’s Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Kahn, when he said that there is “no need to be alarmed” at the more police than normal on London’s streets following the attack.
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
The AP apparently failed to note that Mr. Trump used Kahn’s exact words in his tweet and no one disputes that he did say “no reason to be alarmed.”
For the AP to use its personal dislike for President Trump to advise readers that the President can’t be trusted what the real issue here is.