J.K. Rowling Goes on Anti-Trump Tweetstorm in Response to a Misleading Video


On Friday, author J.K. Rowling helped spread a video of President Trump that, while appearing to show him ignoring a child, was incredibly misleading.

The video, which was posted by a House Democrat’s aide on Twitter, went viral since it looked like Trump was ignoring the boy in the wheelchair. But that was not the case:

Ansel Herz took down the tweet and apologized:

The Harry Potter author was one of the people who picked up on the video as it went viral and went on a tweetstorm about it:

Rowling posted those tweets on Friday, and she’s been getting criticized on Twitter for not taking them down now that it’s been made pretty clear the video was deceptively edited:

Chelsea Clinton retweeted one of Rowling’s tweets but took it down:

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