Pundits were quick to expose what they thought was a “gotcha moment” for President Trump over the weekend. Trump is a hypocrite, they charged, for criticizing the Clintons for accepting charitable money for the Clinton Foundation, while his daughter just accepted millions of dollars from the Saudis for her own charity.
There’s just one problem: the money is going to the World Bank, not any of his daughter’s foundations.
Wall Street Journal contributor Sohrab Ahmari could only roll his eyes as he tried to correct the misconception.
Good Lord. All these reporters/pundits just read the tweet rather than the WSJ story. The funds go to the *World Bank* not to any Trump org. pic.twitter.com/Nz1Mx0C4V9— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) May 21, 2017
In fact, if you click on the piece in question, the fact is right there in the opening paragraph.
The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged a combined $100 million to a fund that will assist women entrepreneurs and small business owners.
To summarize: The Women Entrepreneurs Fund is being championed by Ivanka, but it’s not her charity.
However, these important differences won't stop some outlets from channeling their narrative.
Astoundingly unfair, inaccurate lede on this CNN story. pic.twitter.com/22uHPWWMr8— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) May 22, 2017