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CNN Selectively Edits Donald Trump's 'Muslim Registry' Comments to Make Him Look Like an Anti-Muslim Bigot

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Eric Schultz)

CNN — the cable network that’s going to host a new Republican debate soon — has been caught with its greedy, sticky little hands firmly planted in the cookie jar. As Gateway Pundit reports, CNN maliciously edited a video of Donald Trump in order to make him look like an anti-Muslim bigot.

Here’s the video. Be sure to pay attention: you’ll see that they took some footage out immediately before Trump says “absolutely.”

Because of CNN’s selective editing, it looks like Trump answers “absolutely” to the question of whether his administration would create a Muslim registry. The only problem? The “absolutely” was in reference to a completely different point. Here’s the full transcript of what happened:

Reporter: Should there be a database system that tracks Muslims who are in this country?

Trump: There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases. We should have a lot of systems, and today you can do it. But right now we need to have a border, we have to have strength, we have to have a wall, and we cannot let what’s happening to this country happen any longer.

Reporter: Is that something your White House would like to implement?

Donald Trump: I would certainly implement that. Absolutely.

A blind man can see that Trump was talking and thinking about having “a border” and “a wall,” not about a Muslim registry, when he said “absolutely.” Yet CNN made it look like he said it to the question about a Muslim registry.

Why would CNN do such a thing? Their reporters are generally very well educated and extremely smart. So it can’t be an innocent mistake.

As John Nolte explains at Breitbart, the answer is simple: CNN isn’t happy that Trump is the Republican frontrunner, so it’s trying to take him down. This is more than a cheap shot, it’s a malicious attempt to smear him and take him down.

Whether you support Trump or not is irrelevant. Conservatives can’t let the media get away with these games; it’s up to conservative to nominate a presidential candidate, not to liberal journalists.