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Ambassador's Claim About Fake News Claim Is Fake News

Ambassador's Claim About Fake News Claim Is Fake News

The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands pushed back against a Dutch news station for going up against him with past articulations he made about "no-go zones" in the nation, calling it "fake news".

President Trump's choice for the top diplomat to the Netherlands was unable to represent himself, much less the United States, in an interview about wild statements he'd made about Muslims and the country. "I never said that".

Hoekstra: "I didn't say that".

Hoekstra described the claims as "fake news", but the evidence that follows seems to show to the contrary. That is actually an incorrect statement.

"Y$3 ou mentioned in a debate that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands, and that cars and politicians are being set on fire", Zwart says. Hoekstra, who was born in Holland but represented MI in the US House of Representatives, has now been caught up in a fake news wrangle. "Because that's what you really said".

"I didn't call that fake news".

The reporter questioned him about "no go zones" in the Netherlands and the claim that "cars are being burnt".

"The Islamic development has not gotten to the point where they have placed Europe in mayhem", he says in the clasp. Chaos in the Netherlands.

There's a popular right-wing narrative about the alleged spread of violent, Islamist-controlled "no-go zones" in cities in Western Europe where even police are afraid to go. "I didn't use the words today".

The minutes-later contradiction causes Zwart to turn and look around in bewilderment. "I don't think I did".

Dutch TV news programme Nieuwsuur asked Dutch-American politician Pete Hoekstra about his previous words on the radical Islam threat to Europe, just 10 days after he was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands. Prior to being named to the ambassadorial position, Hoekstra, who was in office between 1993 and 2011, was reportedly a frequent guest on a podcast hosted by anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffney.

Hoekstra, a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke on a panel there titled, "Muslim Migration into Europe: Eurabia come True?"

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