CLAIM: Republican presidential main candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on Wednesday night time accused NBC News debate moderator Kristen Welker of beforehand selling the conspiracy that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia within the 2016 presidential election.
VERDICT: True. Welker, whereas she was the White House correspondent for NBC News, routinely promoted experiences from her community and different media shops just like the New York Times that falsely advised Trump colluded with Russia.
“Kristen, I’m going to use this time because this is actually about you and the media and the corrupt media establishment,” Ramaswamy stated. “[I will] ask you: the Trump-Russia collusion hoax that you pushed on this network for years, was that real, or was that Hillary Clinton made-up disinformation? Answer the question, go.”
Welker, in response, ignored the query from Ramaswamy, and the controversy moderators shortly moved on to a different candidate.
Indeed, as Ramaswamy said, Welker reported closely all through the years concerning the Trump-Russia conspiracy. In one phase from 2019, Welker requested Trump straight if he labored for Russia.
“I never worked for Russia,” Trump instructed Welker on the time, additionally telling her that it was a “disgrace” that she requested the query to start with, contemplating the extraordinarily restricted proof that the previous president had labored with Russia.
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