Fake news: Trump’s press secretary claims PAW Patrol kids show canceled, but it’s not true

Published 7:40 pm Friday, July 24, 2020

President Donald Trump is dismayed that Nickelodeon’s animated children’s show PAW Patrol has been canceled his spokesman said Friday — the only trouble is the show hasn’t been canceled.

The White House’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany referenced the alleged cancellation of PAW Patrol during a press briefing Friday while discussing the “cancel culture.”

She listed Paw Patrol along with actual TV shows about police that had been canceled.

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“We saw that PAW Patrol, a cartoon show about cops, was canceled,” McEnany said. “It’s really unfortunate.”

But PAW Patrol hasn’t been canceled. The cartoon, featuring pups that help keep the residents of their town safe, isn’t particularly controversial but was swept up in discussions of cancelations, mostly as a joke.

The show came out to immediately refute the mistake.