White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is demanding the identity of the “fact checkers” who first added corrective information to President Trump’s tweet about mail-in ballots this week.
She spoke Thursday as Trump prepared to sign an executive order targeting social media following Twitter’s controversial move to add information that contradicted Trump’s allegation of mass voter fraud via mail-in ballot papers.
Trump has made the claim as states attempt to boost postal voting amid social distance regulations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
So Twitter wants this to become the default. They are going to quote, fact check that the President of the United States is not checking Chinese propaganda in an untrue way before we pointed it out and they just started doing it just now, but still we should not ask who the fact is – checkers? ‘ she said.
“We will ask who are the fact checkers,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News after Twitter flagged a few tweets from President Trump
“That is an unsustainable proposition and it is an unfair proposition and we will ask who are the fact checkers,” she told Fox & Friends in an interview. She referred to the site’s decision to correct a tweet from the Chinese secretary of state, without proving that the U.S. military had brought the corona virus to Wuhan.
“And I just want to say that there are two models here. You have FaceBook and you have Twitter and you – you have [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg, who said it is not my job to be the arbiter of truth. You have that model and then you have the [Twitter boss Jack] Dorsey model, which is completely incoherent in the way it is deployed and checks Chinese propaganda for facts just minutes ago, but the president checks in a way that is not true, “she said.
She also referred to reports that Yoel Roth, head of Twitter’s site integrity, himself sent a series of politically charged tweets – one of which Senator Mitch McConnell called a “ personality-free fart. ”
She would not disclose details of the executive order Trump is rushing to prepare.
“What I would like to point out is the reason for this executive assignment. We have seen some glaring actions from Twitter. To tell the president’s tweet, which was a very truthful tweet, you have to ask yourself, what political motivation was there in them to do that while they weren’t signaling until a few minutes ago – minutes ago, before I walked here they did not check Chinese propaganda for facts that blamed Covid on the US military. There was no fact-checking of Chinese propaganda, but they managed to improperly control the President of the United States, “she said.
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Trump has repeatedly attacked mail-in ballots for fraud. Twitter flagged the comment as unsubstantiated and provided a link to ‘figure out the facts’ about the ballot papers. Trump himself voted as president by post
Twitter posted a blue exclamation point under two of Trump’s tweets about fraud potential in mail-in votes, prompting users to “ figure out the facts about mail-in ballots ”
“And you have to wonder, if they hire people like this man here as head of the site’s integrity, Yoel Roth, who tweeted that members of this government are Nazis, is he the one making the factual checks? Is he part of that team? That’s pretty blatant. And Twitter has to be accountable for this and for their behavior, ”she said.
Trump weighed in with another tweet on the subject on Thursday.
So ridiculous to see Twitter trying to argue that Mail-In ballots are not subject to fraud. How stupid, there are examples and cases everywhere. Our election process will be seriously affected and a joke around the world. Tell that to your hater @yoyoel, ‘he wrote, as McEnany marked Roth.
Trump tweeted earlier this week that there would be “in no way” mail-in ballots “anything less than fraudulent” – although both Trump and McEnany voted away. In McEnany’s case, she has done this eleven times in the past decade.
When asked how she could be sure that her own vote had been accurately counted, she replied, “The president has been very clear, every American has the right to vote the way I did. If you are someone who works outside the state and your residence is in another state, you have the absolute right to request an absentee vote and to vote by post. I am entitled to that. The average viewer is entitled to that. The president has no problem with that, she said.