Telemundo Highlights Incendiary Words in Report About SOTU 

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Viewers of Telemundo’s morning talk show Un Nuevo Día, woke up to a report that, instead of actually reporting the content of President Trump's State of the Union Address, focused on the very nasty words of first-term congresswoman Veronica Escobar, from Texas, who was assigned to deliver the Democrat rebuttal in Spanish. 

Watch as Washington D.C. correspondent Javier Vega cuts to the portion of Escobar’s rebuttal where she addresses the shooting at El Paso and calls for gun control, in response to the President´s words about illegal immigration and the positive results obtained from new measures taken by his Administration:

JAVIER VEGA: And the person who offered a response to the president's speech on behalf of Hispanic Democrat Members of Congress, was Congresswoman Veronica Escobar. She did so from El Paso, Texas, where her district is located, and this is how she answered, this was her response to President Trump.  

VERONICA ESCOBAR: A domestic terrorist confessed to having traveled more than ten hours to attack Mexican immigrants. Just before he started his wave of murders, he posted his opinions on the internet. And he used the same hateful words used by President Trump to describe immigrants and Latinos. Mr. President... Lives are in danger.  

VEGA: Today the impeachment resumes at 4 p.m. in the Senate, where President Donald Trump is expected to be found not guilty of articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. 

In her response, Escobar, one of the “Three Comadres of Impeachment”, insinuated that the El Paso shooter's actions were somehow Trump's fault. Drawing from the typical Latino telenovela, Escobar appealed to the public´s empathy as she added the words – “Mr. President…Lives are in danger.” The only danger is the one caused by human trafficking and false promises made to immigrants in the name of political interests.

Of note: During Telemundo´s Un Nuevo Día coverage of the State of The Union address, the word impeachment was repeated three times when referring to the President - this ongoing impeachment impeachment against himthe impeachment resumes. Furthermore, Vega subtly inserted an obvious lie, stating that “The state of our union is stronger than ever before, he said triumphantly in a Democratic-majority congress”. 

Wishful thinking aplenty from the liberals at Telemundo News.

Click "expand" to read the full transcript of the aforementioned report as aired on Telemundo´s Un Nuevo Día, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020:  

NICOLE GARCÍA: Well, President Trump's third state-of-the-nation address displayed the deep divide between Republicans and Democrats. We now return to Washington DC, where Javier Vega is located, with more details. Javier, the tension was felt in the environment, wasn't it? Tell us.

JAVIER VEGA:  Hi Nicole, good morning. Well, yes, tension and division not only because of the partisan differences over the election year or because of this ongoing impeachment. It was a night where, while some were applauding, others were denouncing, and where the antagonism between the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President was reaffirmed. Here is a chronicle of what happened yesterday at the Capitol.

VEGA: It was his last address Congress before putting his re-election on the line. He began by snubbing the Speaker of the House of Representatives, whom he left with her hand outstretched, halfway to a handshake. Empowered by the Republican cries of “Four more years”, President Trump established the tone of his message.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: The state of our union is stronger than ever before.

VEGA: The state of our union is stronger than ever before, he said triumphantly in a Democratic-majority congress in an ongoing impeachment against him. The applause for the President came only from the legislators of his party. The divided reactions were evident but a moment of unity came with the surprise of the evening, the presence of Juan Guaidó, caretaker president of Venezuela, among the guests of the White House.

TRUMP: Please take this message back

VEGA: Take this message to the Venezuelans, that the United States is with them in their struggle for freedom, the president asked him, who avoided impeachment against him, and very well devoted much of his speech to economic results.

JESUS GARCIA (D-ILL.): You have to remember that it was we Democrats, who improved the Free Trade Agreement, if not it would have only benefited corporations.

MARIO DIAZ-BALART (R-FLA.): Democrats don't like the way the president talks about the reality of economic growth, particularly for Latinos, particularly for the working class that's benefiting the most from this economy.

VEGA: Democrats protested when he called on Congress for a law to lower the cost of prescription drugs. They responded by shouting H.R. 3, referring to one just approved in the chamber.  When he spoke about immigration, he summarized the decrease of border crossings and advanced a legislative proposal to sue sanctuary cities.

TRUMP: The United States of America should be a sanctuary for law abiding Americans, not criminal aliens.

VEGA: The United States of America should be a sanctuary for law abiding Americans, not criminal aliens, he pointed out at the end, and even with the president in front of her, Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of the speech, something that journalists questioned as she left.

NANCY PELOSI: It was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternative

VEGA: It was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternative. Well, those are some, some of the moments that marked the night in Congress. And the person who offered a response to the president's speech on behalf of Hispanic Democrat Members of Congress, was Congresswoman Veronica Escobar. She did so from El Paso, Texas, where her district is located, and this is how she answered, this was her response to President Trump.  

VERONICA ESCOBAR: A domestic terrorist confessed to having traveled more than ten hours to attack Mexican immigrants. Just before he started his wave of murders, he posted his opinions on the internet. And he used the same hateful words used by President Trump to describe immigrants and Latinos. Mr. President... Lives are in danger.  

VEGA: Today the impeachment resumes at 4 p.m. in the Senate, where President Donald Trump is expected to be found not guilty of articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Nicole, at this hour, that’s our report from Washington.

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