Obama Detained Muslim Olympian, Media Blames Trump

The lying, fake news media is once again attacking Trump for things that never happened. In their most recent lie, they either knowingly blamed Trump for Obama's decision or failed to do even the simplest of fact-checks.

The latest media misfire on the Trump administration involves Ibtihaj Muhammad, a New Jersey native who made headlines last year when she became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal for the United States.

Muhammad, a lifelong American citizen, claimed in an interview last week that she was detained “just a few weeks ago” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. She said she was held for two hours without explanation.

Her remarks on Feb. 7 earned her an entire news cycle, as several journalists ran with reports suggesting, and alleging outright, that the American Olympian had been ensnared in the president's executive order temporarily barring immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries.

But Muhammad has since clarified crucial parts of her story, including the date on which she was detained. A Customs official with direct knowledge of the incident has also disputed much of how she characterized what happened.

“She comes and goes many times. She travels quite extensively. She has never been stopped before,” the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Monday in an interview with the Washington Examiner, confirming that she was indeed detained. “She wasn't targeted. The checks are totally random; random checks that we all might be subject to.”

Muhammad was also not held for two hours, he said, adding that the entire ordeal wrapped up in under an hour.

This is just the latest example that shows why Trump is more trusted than the media. The media might say that Trump constantly lies about the press, but their own viewers think its the other way around. Based on reports such as this, it's easy to see why.

Source: Washington Examiner



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