#Fakenews Donald Trump Russia

WashPo story Trump ‘softened’ Republican platform on Russia concerning Ukraine completely bogus……

In other words it’s completely #FakeNews……

The statist media can’t be trusted, every piece of its reporting has to be checked and double checked for sake of veracity.

Not long after the platform subcommittee meeting, the Post’s “Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine” story was published, and a new conventional wisdom began to form: The Trump team, doing the bidding of Vladimir Putin, gutted the GOP platform’s position on behalf of Russia.
That is precisely the opposite of what happened. In the end, the platform, already fairly strong on the Russia-Ukraine issue, was strengthened, not weakened, as a result of the subcommittee meeting. The Trump campaign agreed to a platform condemning Kremlin belligerence, calling for continued, and perhaps increased, sanctions against Russia, for the full restoration of Ukrainian territory, for refusing to accept “any territorial change in Eastern Europe imposed by force, in Ukraine or elsewhere,” and pledging to aid Ukraine’s armed forces.

Byron York: How pundits got key part of Trump-Russia story all wrong

A key talking point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that last summer, during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.


It’s been cited many, many times. The only problem is, it’s all wrong.


The wildest expression of the theory came, as it often does, from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who told viewers on March 8 that “something weird” happened to the GOP platform on “that Ukraine and Russia thing” when the Trump team “jumped right up on that and they insisted that that plank only, that one, had to be taken out, that language could not stand.”


Maddow’s charge echoed what Democrats have long been saying about the issue. “Donald Trump changed the Republican platform to become what some experts would regard as pro-Russian,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told ABC on July 24 of last year. Some journalists, including those less fevered than Maddow, joined in to report the so-called weakening as an accepted fact. National Public Radio, for example, explained “how the Trump campaign weakened the Republican platform on aid to Ukraine.”


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