On November 5th, CNN ran a headline “Trump, Putin to meet and discuss North Korea” which has since turned out to be false.
Sarah Sanders-Huckabee announced, “There was never a meeting confirmed, and there will not be one that takes place due to scheduling conflicts on both sides. There’s no formal meeting or anything scheduled for them. Now, they’re going to be in the same place. Are they going to bump into each other and say hello? Certainly possible and likely. But in terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there’s not one on the calendar,” as reported by Fox News.
Fox News said,
“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had told reporters on Thursday that there was no reason to schedule a meeting if the U.S. and Russia are unable to make significant progress on issues like Syria, Ukraine and North Korea. “The view has been if the two leaders are going to meet, is there something sufficiently substantive to talk about that would warrant a formal meeting,” he said.“
And the White House Announced President Trump Will NOT have a formal meeting with Vladimir Putin. It’s official despite the incorrect former headlines.
In September, The New York Times ran a headline ” At CNN, Retracted Story Leaves an Elite Reporting Team Bruised”, the team was called to the table and had to retract their story on Russia and Trump. All 3 CNN reporters resigned after that fiasco of fake news. And CNN had this to say about it: “Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted. Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN. “In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a spokesman said Monday evening.”
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