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Victim in El Paso Tragedy Was ‘Very Supportive of Trump’

This stunning revelation clearly was not meant to be part of the narrative that many in the liberal media have been espousing and sharing since last weekend

Andre Anchondo died last weekend along with his wife, Jordan Anchondo, during the tragedy at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, when he shielded his family, including his infant son, from harm.

After the incident, National Public Radio’s David Greene traveled to El Paso, where the news outlet spoke primarily with residents who were critical of President Donald Trump, including Democratic politicians; but one part of the story clearly blew up his liberal narrative.

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That included the victim’s brother, Tito Anchondo.

NPR reported, “As President Trump headed to El Paso on Wednesday and the grieving communities held vigils … Andre’s older brother and father were back at work in the family’s auto shop, figuring out how to press on.”

On Wednesday, NPR even teased Anchondo’s upcoming appearance.

“And I got to say, Rachel, his presence here in El Paso is controversial,” Greene said to NPR host Rachel Martin. “There are some in the city who just don’t think Trump should come, and that includes Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, who represents this area. She was speaking to MSNBC.”

NPR then played a clip of Escobar claiming that Trump said Americans should fear Latinos.

Then the outlet interviewed Tito at his father’s auto body shop. “And Rachel, you understand this,” Greene said. “I went into this conversation thinking I wasn’t going to bring up politics with this family at all.”

“It just felt insensitive,” Greene said. “But then Tito, pretty early on, told me that he’s really happy that President Trump is coming here.”

“How come?” Martin queried.

“I think people are misconstruing President Trump’s ideas,” Tito Anchondo said, adding that his family has long been Republican and conservative. “My brother was very supportive of Trump.”

“Well, I mean, he said his late brother supported the president,” said Greene — who went on to call Trump a racist. “He said he supports the president, but that he’s really grappled a lot with some of the racist things that President Trump has said,” Greene said.

“And he’s hoping to get some face time with the president to challenge him on some of that.”

“Differently” indeed. As NPR reported, “On Wednesday, President Trump visited El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, to meet with survivors … Though the president has been met by protesters, some of whom think he helped incite the violence in El Paso with his language about immigrants, Tito sees it differently.”

“I can see why people would believe that,” Tito admitted. “And yes, maybe he said things in bad taste.”

“But I think people are misconstruing President Trump’s ideas,” Tito Anchondo said — adding that his family has long been Republican and conservative. “My brother was very supportive of Trump,” he said.

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This had to surprise NPR producers — who were clearly planning on having an anti-Trump narrative.

And don’t expect to hear much about it on that liberal news outlet or any of the rest of the mainstream media. Rather than pursue truth, they’re focused on an agenda, in our view.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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