Politico is not known for being the most honest of media outlets, much like all liberal news. But, when they publish a fake news story citing three witnesses, none of whom were even present during the tour at Mt Vernon, that goes beyond fake news to a work of pure fiction. Without naming them (making up names is too tough) Politico wrote that President Trump was totally uninterested in the tour of Mt Vernon and that when he found out that George Washington was one of the first land speculators in the new country, they quoted Trump as wondering why he didn’t name his plantation after himself.
This kind of story is to be expected though. Democrats and their willing accomplices in the press always insist that any Republican who gets elected to office are morons. And this from the party of Barack Obama. You don’t build a huge real estate empire by being stupid. Nor do you accomplish as much as he has in just two years while fighting Democrats, the media and even many Republicans unless you have something going on upstairs.
So when Trump escorted French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife to George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Va., just outside Washington, D.C., last April, of course he was too dumb to understand any of the significance of the place. At least according to the liberal inside-the-Beltway “news” site Politico.
The president’s disinterest in Washington made it tough for tour guide Bradburn to sustain Trump’s interest during a deluxe 45-minute tour of the property which he later described to associates as “truly bizarre.” The Macrons, Bradburn has told several people, were far more knowledgeable about the history of the property than the president.
A former history professor with a PhD, Bradburn “was desperately trying to get [Trump] interested in” Washington’s house, said a source familiar with the visit, so he spoke in terms Trump understands best — telling the president that Washington was an 18th century real-estate titan who had acquired property throughout Virginia and what would come to be known as Washington, D.C.
Trump asked whether Washington was “really rich,” according to a second person familiar with the visit. In fact, Washington was either the wealthiest or among the wealthiest Americans of his time, thanks largely to his mini real estate empire.
“That is what Trump was really the most excited about,” this person said.
Mt Vernon personnel answered these claims with an undeniable truth:
Here’s their statement released on Wednesday:
Mount Vernon has a firm, long-standing policy of not commenting on the details of high-profile visits to the home of George Washington. However, we believe in the importance of ensuring that reports about events that take place at Mount Vernon are accurate. As such, we are concerned that the third-party accounts of the Trump-Macron visit released by several media outlets today do not correctly reflect the events that transpired nearly a year ago.
Mount Vernon President Doug Bradburn and Regent Sarah Coulson escorted the presidents and first ladies on a tour of the Mansion on April 23, 2018. During the tour, all parties were interested and engaged in the story of George Washington and his beloved home. Conversations touched on topics like business dealings, real estate, and related matters that were of relevance and interest to the touring parties, and questions were asked by both leaders with curiosity and respect. Comments pulled from sources who were not present for the tour do not properly convey the tone and context in which they were delivered.
So, there you have it. Politico ran with a story whose sources were not even there.
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