NPR Takes Heat on Twitter for Hitting Trump with a ‘Fact Check’ After He Applauded Women in Congress


As President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address, some reporters were eager to check his facts as he delivered the speech, but many felt a fact check from NPR was too eager.

During his speech, President Trump congratulated the congresswomen and female senators for being a part of the largest class of female legislators in Congress. In one of the largest applauses of the night, almost every member in the chamber was on their feet clapping for the historical achievement acknowledged by the president.

The moment was especially unifying because most of the women in Congress are members of the Democratic Party. The congresswomen, dressed in white as an ode to the suffragettes, were all celebrating Trump’s remarks.


The president even knew it was a unifying comment, prefacing it with, “Don’t sit yet, you’re going to like this.”

Despite the moment being one of the most unifying and uplifting of the evening, NPR still chose to fact check his statement.

Many, from both sides of the political spectrum, found this fact check to be petty and unnecessary. Others just mocked the fact check by comparing other irrelevant situations.

Some were more frustrated with the irrelevant fact check than others. Fox News’ Laura Ingraham claimed it was “purposeful lying” while the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., took that one step further.

Other reporters, like Selena Zito of the Washington Examiner, feared that these misleading fact checks perpetuate the distrust many Americans feel toward the media.

Despite NPR’s unnecessary fact checking, the president’s speech was well received. As IJR previously reported, a poll from CBS News found that 76 percent of Americans approved of the address.

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John Thomas Harrington

That is funny I thought they wore white in ode to the KKK. Wouldn’t the democrats deem wearing all white racist if a Republican did that?


I heard the Viginia Representatives were all there in black face….as they stumped for post birth abortion. You just didn’t see them as other Democrats and the media covered for them.

Phyllis Softa

Admitting to hearing voices is the first step. The second step is to seek professional help.before you harm yourself or others.


Seek professional help for what? Denying the sh!t show that is the Virginia DEMOCRAT legislature? Denying that you don’t understand sarcasm or humor? SyPhyllus, i’d say YOU’RE the one that needs help. Your STD has gone tertiary.

Phyllis Softa

The absence of logic of 53 IJR readers is astounding. Melania wore all white to the 2018 SOTU. No one even suggested she was a white racist. Claiming that JTH “thought they wore white in ode to the KKK” ” is an insult to the thought process. That is classic deranged thinking. It was well publicized that the women were wearing white as a salute to the Women Suffrage Movement.


Confused by the 53? Still confused by Hilary’s loss? Phyl, hypocrisy, narrow one-way streets, and pubescent views are all inorganic additives in that Kool aid you swill. It’s really snake oil; rub it on your forehead and hope for the best. You and your blue cronies attest that hatred does indeed blind and deafen.

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