President Donald Trump's first official state visit to Asia is going fairly swimmingly (though there might be a few overfed Koi that would disagree — literally), but that doesn't mean the media is at all interested in portraying Trump's visit to Japan as a roaring success. In fact, they've been bending over backwards to tell a totally different story.
On Monday, Trump appeared with a host of Japanese and American business leaders at a conference in Tokyo. While there, Trump made what appeared to be a joke at the expense of Japanese auto-makers, which the media — including CNN, which has already deceptively edited a video of Trump feeding the palace fish — claimed demonstrated Trump's ignorance on the subject of car manufacturing.
The "just facts" network crowed, "Japanese automakers have tried: The country's big three car companies already have huge factories in the U.S., and their production in the country is at a record high." — as if Trump were unaware of how deeply, and internationally, integrated the auto-making industry really is.
In fact, Trump is aware — and a full reading of his speech indicates that he might actually be more aware than CNN. According to Trump's full remarks, the President not only acknowledged a U.S.-Japanese partnership in auto manufacturing, he specifically praised several automakers present for their stateside production, He even thanks two automakers by name for their American production plans (emphasis ours).
Source: Daily Wire