President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe carried on an old tradition of feeding carp at a Koi pond in Tokyo when CNN and the rest of the mainstream media decided to twist the narrative to make Trump appear like a buffoon.
Liberal network CNN ran a ridiculous headline, “Trump feeds fish, winds up pouring entire box of food into Koi pond,” complete with a misleading tweet from reporter Veronica Rocha that only shows the Trump dumping the entire box of food. Her footage is conveniently edited to skip Abe doing the same thing.
IN fact, Abe dumped his entire box of fish food into the pond and Trump followed while the Prime Minister of Japan smiled. However, the anti-Trump media has been cropping the video to only show Trump’s actions:
President Trump feeds fish with PM Shinzo Abe in Japan, then pours the entire box of food into the koi pond. pic.twitter.com/CQjGGf5k0J
— Veronica Rocha (@VeronicaRochaLA) November 6, 2017
Bloomberg White House correspondent Justin Sink tweeted that Trump and Abe were “spooning fish food into the pond” when Trump “decided to just dump the whole box in for the fish.” The problem with the attempt to paint Trump as an animal-abusing, lazy America is that Japan’s Prime Minister did the exact same thing seconds before.
BuzzFeed News ran a story headlined, “This photo of Trump dumping his carp food in a pond in japan has become a huge meme,” and embedded a series of Japanese tweets mocking the president. The Guardian even ran a story about the dangers of overfeeding fish.
“White House reporters, keen perhaps to pick up on a Trump gaffe, captured the moment when he upended his box on their smartphones and tweeted evidence of his questionable grasp of fish keeping,” The Guardian wrote. “Some speculated that a poor palace employee would be dispatched to the scene to clean up the mess as soon as the two leaders disappeared inside.”
Foreign dignitaries have been feeding the fish in the koi pond for years, but Trump did not lose patience, despite what the media wants the narrative to be. He was literally emulating Abe with his actions.
One Twitter user wrote, “Abe is basically watching in polite rage-horror as the epic orange buffoon tries to kill his fish,” but she clearly didn’t see the entire video, while the New York Daily News said, “The former New York City real estate tycoon got a little heavy handed while feeding koi.”
All fake news of course, the video being spread on social media has been edited to zoom in on Trump while the Prime minister of Japan dumps the content of his bowl into the pond. Unedited footage shows that Trump only poured the contents of his bowl into the pond after he did.
Also, the contents of both their bowls would have been measured specifically for this occasion, so there was literally no danger of over feeding the fish. Unedited video:
Here’s the unedited video of Trump following the PM’s lead by tossing the remains of the fish food. pic.twitter.com/h6QKZkXdqr
Here's the unedited video of Trump following the PM's lead by tossing the remains of the fish food. pic.twitter.com/h6QKZkXdqr
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 6, 2017
Now will someone please go tell all these people to stop spreading fake news?:
KellyAnne: No Donald Trump didn't pour out all the koi food when he was told to sprinkle it 1-by-1. There was a gust of wind from Hillary pic.twitter.com/bFhVsAm0JA
— teresa lo (@teresalo_tweets) November 6, 2017
Obama did it better, as usual. pic.twitter.com/At6CxQ81FC
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) November 6, 2017
We've reached the stage of Trump's senility where "Donald Trump pours entire box of fish food into koi pond as Rex Tillerson looks on in horror" is a true headline.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 6, 2017
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 6, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) November 6, 2017
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) November 6, 2017
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 6, 2017
Trump told to feed koi fish by spoonful, gets impatient and tips entire box in https://t.co/VlIq51Muqx
— Metro (@MetroUK) November 6, 2017
Original story by Fox’s Brian Flood, with additional commentary from Age Of Shitlords.