Donald Trump gave oxygen to the unfounded notion that U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the U.S.-born daughter of immigrants, might not be constitutionally eligible to hold the office of president.
His remarks on the matter came after the California Democrat was named former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate ahead of November’s presidential election.
Linking to her own network’s coverage of the development, NPR anchor Lulu Garcia-Navarro took exception to the usage of equivocating language like “theory” and “conspiracy” used to describe the dishonest claim.
“This language does our audience a grave disservice,” she tweeted. “It’s not a ‘theory’. It’s a lie.”
As of this writing, the original article appears to have been updated to include the word “untrue” in the headline and body.