Nic Robertson, CNN’s International Diplomatic Editor, made an incorrect claim this week when he said that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, decided on Hamburg for the G20 Summit just so President Donald Trump would have to encounter protesters…
He states that it was picked, strategically, because it’s easily accessible for many people as opposed to the remote areas G20 Summit’s are typically held all so could would have to “hear the voices of dissent”.
“Angela Merkel has chosen to hold this summit environment in a location that can be surrounded by protesters,” Robertson said.
“The essence of the idea here is not forgetting that Angela Merkel is in a reelection campaign this year — the protesters will be able to get close so that, in part, President Trump can hear the voices of dissent here in Germany,” he continued.
So why is this essentially “FAKE NEWS”? Well, according to the Associated Press, Hamburg was picked as the location waaay back in June 2016. Long before Trump ever even won the presidency.