CNN Fact-Checks Trump’s Nuclear Flip-Flop In Real Time In Its Chyron

June 2, 2016 12:15 pm

After Thursday’s “At This Hour” on CNN, the network was lauded for fact-checking presumptive nominee Donald Trump in its chyron.

While CNN (among other cable news networks) frequently report on Trump’s shifting stances on the air, it’s a rarity to see reflected in its on-screen captions.

After correspondent Jason Carroll reported Trump claimed yesterday he never said he wants Japan to get nuclear weapons, the network rolled footage of Trump earlier saying Japan should have “nukes” at its disposal and the chyron read: “TRUMP: I NEVER SAID JAPAN SHOULD HAVE NUKES (HE DID).”

The fact-check, which was first flagged by the New York Times’ James Poniewozik, was roundly praised on Twitter.

TPM reached out to CNN for comment Thursday but did not immediately hear back.

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