Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) receiving a $500,000 donation from a pro-illegal alien group just before the government shutdown vote is fake news. There is no truth to reports that the Democrat Senate Minority Leader took a large donation from a pro-illegal alien group prior to the government shutdown.
The federal government is in the midst of a partial shutdown, and it appears it will be that way for some time. President Donald Trump and members of Congress publicly say they want to reopen the federal government, but, in the first day of a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other.
Where did this fake news originate? America’s Last Line of Defense published the fake news article on Jan. 20, 2018, reporting that Schumer was involved in a pay-to-play motive by accepting a donation to then vote in favor of the government shutdown. You can read the fake news below.
Democrat Senator Charles Schumer was willing to shut down the government and hurt millions of people while causing billions in economic damage over his desire to remove penalties for illegal aliens and open the borders, but have you wondered why?
An explosive report by The Gateway Pundit reveals that there may be a reason for his support beyond Schumer’s purported love of Mexican criminals above our veterans and poor children. In fact, there is a reason. $500,000 of them in fact.
Transparency website Glass Tabletop revealed Saturday that just before the Friday evening vote, Schumer received three separate campaign donation from Immigration for Everyone, the Council for Alien Rights, and the Southern Border Defense Fund — three groups that regularly push for complete amnesty for all illegals.
However, there is no truth to the above story. What is the problem with the story to make it false? The links provided for the sources in the above fake news do not go to any legitimate supporting documentation. The Gateway Pundit link takes you to that site’s main page and the link for Glass Tabletop is an image. OpenSecrets.org follows the money and you can see the donations listed for Schumer.
“Negotiating with this White House is like negotiating with jello, it is next to impossible,” Schumer said at a press conference. “It’s next to impossible to strike a deal with the President, because he can’t stick to the terms. I have found this out, Leader McConnell has found this out, Speaker Ryan has found this out.”
Of course, the problem with the fake news was that it was picked up by other sites with no disclaimer.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
In a just world, Schumer would be hung for treason. https://t.co/0hw7fG6sqv
— Jeffrey Rutter (@JeffreyRutter) January 21, 2018
🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️anti @realDonaldTrump ppl are worried about one or more of these three things…..#money #power #sex…..afraid one or all of these will be affected in their sad lives https://t.co/f1wsIxhu3E
— Carol W. ❤️🙏🇺🇸🤔 (@tiredntrue) January 21, 2018
— rlc9255 (@rlc9255) January 21, 2018
— Soulja-Cona TO FSW (@souljacona) January 21, 2018
Finally and most importantly, The Last Line of Defense carries the following disclaimer:
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, OR ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
If you disagree with the definition of satire or have decided it is synonymous with “comedy,” you should really just move along.
What did you think of the fake news that Schumer had receiving a $500,000 donation from a pro-illegal alien group just before the government shutdown vote? Did you believe the fake news or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.
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