Thursday, February 2, 2017

Media falls for ‘fake news’ story blaming Trump ban for Iraqi mother’s death

Various media outlets issued retractions and apologies Wednesday after spreading a story of a man claiming his mother died because of President Trump’s travel ban.
The original story ran at a Fox News affiliate in Detroit on Tuesday.
A local business owner who flew to Iraq to bring his mother back home to the US for medical treatment said she was blocked from returning home under President Trump’s ban on immigration and travel from seven predominately Muslim nations. He said that while she was waiting for approval to fly home, she died from an illness. FOX 2 has learned that claim was not true.
Mike Hager fled Iraq with his family during the Gulf War, returned during the Iraq war and worked alongside United States Marines and Army forces. He now owns a business in Metro Detroit and said his mom would still be alive today if President Donald Trump had not instituted his travel ban on Muslim countries. Read more here:


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