On Monday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina that was jam-packed, and supporters waited in long lines during the heat to see the President.
CNN’s Brian Stelter attempted to catch President Trump in a lie, however, it was met with instant backfire.
In a tweet on Monday, “Reliable Sources” Brian Stelter took to Twitter to announce: “Trump just said there are people in line for his rally and ‘they are soaking wet.’ Per CNN’s @betsy_klein, ‘it is 88 and sunny here in Fayetteville. It has not rained here today.'”
Trump just said there are people in line for his rally and "they are soaking wet." Per CNN's @betsy_klein, "it is 88 and sunny here in Fayetteville. It has not rained here today."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 9, 2019
“So we have now people standing in line trying to get into the arena and I will tell you that they are soaking wet,” Trump said, according to a media pool report, during a briefing he received while aboard Air Force One headed to North Carolina.
While it’s true that it wasn’t raining in Fayetteville, NC at the time, many Twitter was quick to point out that “humidity” is what caused the supporters to be “soaking wet.” (Continued Below)
Former secret service agent, Dan Bongino responded to Stelter on Twitter: “Costanza lives such a sorry, pathetic, sheltered existence that he’s unaware sweat is liquid perspiration. What a toolbox this guy is.”
Costanza lives such a sorry, pathetic, sheltered existence that he’s unaware sweat is liquid perspiration. What a toolbox this guy is. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/OcY49UG38Q
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) September 10, 2019
Stephanie Hamill of the Daily Caller said “@CNN should do a fact check on this and send @brianstelter outdoors in very humid, sunny 88 degree weather. My guess is he would sweat through his entire shirt and everything else in minutes.”
.@CNN should do a fact check on this and send @brianstelter outdoors in very humid, sunny 88 degree weather.
My guess is he would sweat through his entire shirt and everything else in minutes. https://t.co/1qBi8wkVrI
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) September 10, 2019
And the hits kept coming…
Guess no one at CNN knows what SWEAT is? Remember folks, if it's CNN it's Certainly Not News!
— Leo Daniels Ent.🌎 (@LeoRules1) September 10, 2019
Wow, what a scoop, Pulitzer Prize for sure! It’s hot and people are sweating.
— Number 6 (@TheChuck1nator) September 10, 2019
No sweat, @brianstelter, I’m sure you’ll figure it out eventually. Hint: I’ve given you the answer.
— Matt Tadlock (@MattTadlock) September 10, 2019
Is CNN in a contest with MSNBC to become the class clown of cable news?
— Charles Gruenwald (@CharlesGruenwal) September 10, 2019
One user, Miss Lin, noted:
Clean your ears out, I heard him say on the plane those he met with were soak and wet it rained when they were boarding Air Force One, it has nothing to do with the supporters at the Rally, Fake News AGAIN!! @LindseyGrahamSC @realDonaldTrump
— Miss Lin (@Misslinlou) September 10, 2019
In fact, President Trump was scheduled to tour damage in North Carolina from hurricane Dorian and had to cancel because there were storms nearby.
Pres. Trump had to cancel his planned tour of Hurricane Dorian damage because of thunderstorms in Fayetteville, NC. This was a lightning strike behind Air Force One shortly after he arrived. (The shot from the very wet pool crew of Orly Ruiz, Michael Wade Sanders and Liz Turrell) pic.twitter.com/9MWUyZ2WJj
— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) September 9, 2019