While Journalists Report Trump Was Booed At His Polling Place, Fox Claims Crowds Were "Cheering Him On"
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Fox News reported that crowds at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s polling place were “cheering him on” as he went to vote, even though multiple reporters from other outlets noted that he was booed.
As Trump exited his motorcade, Fox anchor Martha MacCallum reported that “you can hear crowds cheering him on as he goes in to vote.” From the November 8 edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom:
MARTHA MACCALLUM (CO-HOST): There he is, waving to the crowd. But he has been a committed campaigner throughout the course of this journey. You hear the crowds cheering him on as he goes in to vote, extraordinary moment for Donald Trump. Melania, his wife, by his side.
Despite MacCallum’s account, several journalists on Twitter reported that Trump was booed, not cheered, at his polling place:
Scene outside PS 59 as Donald Trump arrives to vote for himself for the second time ever pic.twitter.com/u2ut5yjDss
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) November 8, 2016
Trump gets heckled and boo'd as he votes in NYC.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) November 8, 2016
Trump is being loudly booed at his polling place
— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcS) November 8, 2016
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 8, 2016
VIDEO: Donald Trump gets booed as he arrives at his polling place. pic.twitter.com/CJcmBIt9Zl
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) November 8, 2016
I was saying Boo-urns
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 8, 2016