The Associated Press just destroyed Donald Trump in 19 words

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Monday 05 June 2017 16:15
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The Associated Press, a multinational newswire based in New York, has written a damning introduction to a story about the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

The introduction reads:

President Donald Trump can’t be counted on to give accurate information to Americans when violent acts are unfolding abroad.

Obviously, it turned a few heads.

It comes after a series of tone-deaf and ill-informed tweets following the London Bridge and Borough Market attack which killed seven and injured 48 people on Saturday night.

The article fact checks Trump's recent comments on attacks abroad, including a shooting in the Philippines which he incorrectly referred to as a "terrorist attack".

Notably, the article points out that Trump tweeted...

...in the light of the attacks, before British services had confirmed that it was a terrorist attack, or the nationalities of the assailants.

Trump suggested terrorism was at play in the London attack, sharing on Twitter an unconfirmed report to that effect, well before British authorities said so.

It is still not known whether the attackers were British citizens or immigrants and therefore whether a Trump-style freeze on entry of people from certain nations might have prevented the violence by three knife-wielding assailants, who were killed by police.

The article also picks through a number of other Trump tweets and statements about the economy and Paris climate deal.

It's a striking lead for AP who don't usually take a political stance and Twitter recognised it as such:

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