CNN on Thursday immediately fact-checked President Trump’s false claim that he did his best to stop his supporters from chanting “Send her back!” at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday night after he attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
“I didn’t like that they did it and I started speaking very quickly,” Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon.
“Excuse me. Really? If you would have heard, there was a tremendous amount of noise and action and everything else. I started very quickly. And I think you know that. Maybe you’re giving me too much credit. You’re used to giving me too much credit. Thank you, everybody. I will try. I will certainly try, yes,” he added.
“All right. The president there is lying about how he responded to this ‘Send her back’ chant in North Carolina last night,” said CNN host Brianna Keilar.
“He said that he spoke quickly after it began. Actually, he waited several seconds. We have the tape. Let’s watch,” Keilar continued.
After playing a clip showing the president doing nothing to stop the crowd from chanting “send her back,” Keilar noted: “Thirteen seconds. That is not speaking quickly.”
Watch Keilar fact-check the president, below: