White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Interaction with CNN’s Jim Acosta in Heated White House Press Briefing

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany got into a heaed exchange with CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a White House press briefing.

Following a grilling of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany about the use of medical masks by CNN’s Jim Acosta, the discussion moved to questions about a video on President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter account that was removed by Twitter.

President Donald Trump’s campaign office manipulated an old viral video that went viral in September 2019 about a pair of two-year-old “besties” greeting each other, and used it satirically to criticize “Fake News” on Twitter. Trump’s tweet was labeled as fake news by Twitter, and a message from Twitter showed that the video was removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.

The video “Terrified Todler (sic) Runs from Racist Baby” tweeted by the president was manipulated to show a black toddler running away from a “racist” white toddler added at the beginning of the video with a faked “CNN” chyron at the bottom of the video. The video transitions to a copy of the real video that shows the toddlers running toward each other and embracing each other.

In the removed video, a message at the end stated, “America is not the problem, Fake News is. If you see something say something. Only you can prevent fake news dumpster fires.”

The Tweet was labeled by Twitter per their synthetic and manipulated media policy to give people more context.

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