Donald Trump Jr. received over 65,000 likes on a tweet on Sunday regarding a bill previously signed by the President, the Autism C.A.R.E.S. law.
You can see his tweet below:
Trump signs $1.8 billion autism funding bill https://t.co/u3rVraCH0k
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 4, 2019
So why was the tweet significant?
It was significant because the bill was reported to have passed with “wide bipartisan support” in both houses. That’s great and all, but isn’t this something that happened over a month ago? Why are we just now learning about this?
It seems as though the Fake News Media left this story practically untouched, save for ABC News.
So where was CNN? NBC? Newsweek? USA Today? All the others?
There are those that complain about this administration’s tweeting, but without it, we would never hear about stories like this, that show the president in a positive light.
And yet, still the Trump-haters just couldn’t believe it.
They were so stuck in their dubiety that they flooded Snopes with requests to fact-check whether the story was actually legitimate.
One one hand, it’s good that people are starting to ask questions when it comes to the veracity of a news story these days, especially with the Fake News Media as it is.
But on the other hand, it’s really pathetic that Snopes had to make a statement as to the existence of a bipartisan bill signing for Autism research, isn’t it?
We received multiple inquiries from readers in October 2019 about the accuracy of news reports that claimed U.S. President Donald Trump had signed legislation that would provide $1.8 billion in funding for autism-related programs and research.
For example, on Oct. 2, ABC News published an article with the headline, “Trump Signs $1.8 Billion Autism Funding Bill” which reported that:
“President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law Monday, which allocates $1.8 billion in funding over the next five years to help people with autism spectrum disorder and their families…
Those reports were accurate. On Sept. 30, Trump did indeed sign into law H.R. 1058, the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act of 2019, as the Congressional Record shows. The “Autism CARES Act” became law on that date.
The legislation, which was authored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., commits to spending $369.7 million every fiscal year between 2020 and 2024 — a total of $1.85 billion over five years. As such, the news articles were also highly accurate in reporting that the bill Trump signed allocates $1.8 billion. In fact, the total is slightly higher.
That funding commitment represents a 42 percent increase on the $1.3 billion that Congress allocated for 2015-2019, in the 2014 Autism CARES Act.
The bill had sponsors from both parties and received wide bipartisan support in both houses. It was passed without need for a roll-call vote in the House on July 24 and in the Senate on Sept. 19.
A bill passed “without need for a roll-call vote” with “wide bipartisan support in both houses” and no one wanted to report on it except for ABC?
And they wonder why we call them the Fake News Media.
God only knows what Trump would have to tweet about without them!
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