Trump Just Got Brutally Fact-Checked After Sharing Video Smearing Vindman’s Testimony
CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale took to Twitter on Tuesday after Donald Trump shared an out-of-context video that was intended to smear Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
A tweet sent out by Trump social media director Dan Scavino showed a video of Vindman’s testimony in which he acknowledged being approached by Ukrainian government officials multiple times and being offered a job as the country’s defense minister.
But Dale noted that Trump only shared a partial clip of Vindman’s testimony and left out vital context.
As Dale writes, the clip omits the part “where Vindman said he rejected the offer, reported it to his superiors and to counterintelligence, and found it comical.”
The White House shares this clip…omitting the part where Vindman said he rejected the offer, reported it to his superiors and to counterintelligence, and found it comical. (Ukrainian who made the offer tells the Daily Beast it was "clearly a joke.") https://t.co/eGXNoKqlwl
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 19, 2019