Following the release of video evidence by conservative personality Paul Joseph Watson, The MSM has swiftly come out to disprove the video as fake and doctored.
The White House Press Secretary has shared a video of the Jim Acosta altercation that many believe was doctored. We take you through it frame by frame.
In a Fox News interview with Trump Aide Kellyanne Conway, Chris Wallace joined other media elite to try to disprove the video but was swiftly shut down by Kellyanne.
Paul Joseph Watson Posted the clip on his social media handle, rebutting the idea of the video being heavily edited.
Chris Wallace: "The video was altered."
No it wasn't Chris, stop spreading fake news.
Conway: "He either put his hands on her…. or he did not and he clearly did."pic.twitter.com/Ee3rJIUHgq
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 11, 2018
President Trump had earlier responded by denying that the video, which appeared to originate with the far-right conspiracy site Infowars, was in fact distorted.
“Ah, the taped video of Acosta? What are you talking about?” Trump said. “Nobody manipulated it — give me a break. See, that’s just dishonest reporting. All that is is a close-up. See, that’s just — that is just dishonest reporting.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 9, 2018
“I watched that, I heard that last night,” continued Trump. “They made it close up. They showed it close up. And he was not nice to that young woman. I don’t hold him for that, because it wasn’t overly, you know, horrible. But all that was — when you say ‘doctored,’ you’re a dishonest guy. Because it wasn’t doctored. They gave a close-up view. That’s not doctoring.”