The media humiliated itself during the Christmas holiday after several outlets rushed to report that President Donald Trump is the first president to not visit U.S. troops during Christmastime since 2002. This was, of course, 100 percent false.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Iraq to meet with troops for Christmas — and he was given a hero’s welcome.
Chants of “USA! USA! USA!” filled the military base as Trump entered the room.
Just like that, the fake news media narrative was shattered.
They met with U.S. troops at Ramstein Air Base as well:
Instead of giving up the anti-Trump narrative that clearly failed, the media decided to try another tactic: Launch a politically charged attack on the pro-Trump troops after they asked the president to sign their MAGA gear.
News outlets, like CNN in the video above, criticized the troops for seeking autographs on their Trump 2020 merchandise, claiming it was political campaign activity.
“The question is if they brought them or if the president brought them. What commander allowed that to really happen because this is very much against military policy and regulation,” a CNN reporter said.
“Troops are not supposed to be involved in political activities,” she added.
CNN’s Jim Acosta was happy to allow the narrative continue and he turned to former Obama official John Kirby to further speculate.
“It’s completely inappropriate for the troops to do this,” he said. “And I’m sure that their bosses seeing that, they’re not going to be happy about it.”
Newsbusters Managing Editor Curtis Houck may have said it best: "For real though, crap like @CNN bashing troops for having #MAGA hats in their personal possessions is literally how we got Trump."
How low can CNN go?