As we told you earlier, President Trump misspeaking and saying “airports” (or at least that’s what many heard) when he meant “ports” in a reference to the Revolutionary War had CNN’s intrepid Resistance reporter Jim Acosta in full snarky fact check mode:
Fact check: there were no airports during the Revolutionary War. The Wright Brothers “achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903” according to the National Park Service. https://t.co/PE4E7DTm5Y https://t.co/hatTBDFOh5
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 5, 2019
We don’t remember him springing into fact check action like that after Obama said “if you like your plan you can keep it,” pronounced “corpsman” as “corpse-man” repeatedly or said he’d been to 57 states, which might have something to do with Dan Bongino’s fact check of Jim Acosta’s fact check:
Fact Check: There are no journalists at CNN pic.twitter.com/UwsNqE51c7
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 5, 2019
LOL! That’s gonna leave a mark.
— Baylor Cook (@j_baylorcook) July 5, 2019
Fact check: Live look at a typical CNN Audience pic.twitter.com/iqtuRIDsWD
— David Cerritelli (@CerritelliDavid) July 5, 2019
— lexi (@lexi55801074) July 5, 2019
They know that. Hence the focus on an apparent small gaffe.