President calls MAGA-hat Catholic teens ‘symbols of fake news’ after media narrative debunked

By Molly Prince

President Donald Trump stated Tuesday that the Covington Catholic High School boys who were portrayed as the villains in a now-debunked media narrative have become a symbol of fake news.

“Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be,” Trump tweeted. “They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good – maybe even to bring people together.”

Sandmann, along with his high school classmates, were attending a school-sponsored trip to the March for Life on Friday.  The all-male group of students were standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial waiting for a bus to take them home to Kentucky when a now-viral incident occurred.

A short video quickly went viral showing the boys laughing and chanting around a small group of Native American protesters, including a man named Nathan Phillips .

Phillips went on to news shows later that weekend claiming the students mocked him with racist insults and pro-Trump chants.

The boys, who were wearing Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats, were quickly dubbed the “MAGA hat kids” and the incident was characterized as a racially-motivated attack.

However, a longer video was released that corroborated the students’ accounts of events and debunked Phillips’ statements, a narrative that the news media largely ran with.

The full-length video showed that the high schoolers did not mock or insult the group of Native Americans, but rather, a black supremacist group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites approached the students, calling them derogatory names.

“It started off unpleasant,” Trump continued. “But can end in a dream!”

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7 thoughts on “President calls MAGA-hat Catholic teens ‘symbols of fake news’ after media narrative debunked

  1. Patriot’s (15yo) beats Chiefs (liesalot). The boys should be given medals, and millions from fake news and twitter lawsuits. The lying Dishonorable Marine (3awols, no ‘nam vet) should be given a thorough beat down by real ‘nam vets. Lower then scum he should team up with lieawatha Warren as the dem dream team.

    Just one Marine’s (‘nam vet) opinion.

  2. Best caption I’ve seen for that pic, Patriots (15yo) beats Chiefs (liesalot).
    Chief bullcrap is a embarrassment to not only Native Americans he’s dishonored
    all Real Vietnam Vets and the Marine Corps by his lying claims of serving there.
    Lieawatha and Chief 3xawol should run for the dem nomination. The perfect leftist
    Semper Fi

  3. I just watched Savannah Guthrie interview the young man at the center of this story. Guthrie did a terrible job, she went so far as to ask the young man if he wasn’t being aggressive by standing still instead of walking away. Guthrie isn’t a journalist or a reporter, she’s merely a political puppet, a tool.

  4. It has not been debunked. It is still being investigated by a third source. The misogynist Catholic hierarchy holds a conservative anti-choice position. The true church – the people – are more liberal.

    • It surely has been debunked; it would appear you consider all the death threats streaming from the progressives justified. Other people are taking names and addresses too.

  5. And people wonder about fake news. The press is chomping to grab at anything they perceive will damage the President or folks who are even remotely associated with him. Corroboration, seeking the truth? WE don’t have time as it’s more important to get out in front than provide responsible journalism.
    FAKE NEWS is the order of the day.

  6. Shame on the school and diocese for not standing up for these boys. The Catholic Church has taken a hard turn left over the years. What is amusing ( sad, but amusing) is that the left HATE Catholics. They hate them. And we know, too, that the left is responsible for promoting abortions, gay marriage, transgendering, etic. Yet… Catholics as a block, vote Democrat. They actually vote FOR those who enable that which they oppose. Wacky, huh? Hypocrites.

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