This Viral Donald Trump Tweet About Hillary Clinton and Immigration Is Very Fake
Donald Trump‘s twitter feed is very popular. Not so much because everyone who follows, favorites and retweets the Republican presidential candidate’s posts actually like the Donald’s #content, but because it’s almost always getting the New York real estate mogul into trouble. From his ongoing fascination with retweeting anti-Megyn Kelly tweets, to his inspiring the latest anti-Muslim ire from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, @realDonaldTrump is always causing problems. Except, of course, when others are causing the problems instead.
Like an incredibly fake tweet that came to Talking Point Memo‘s attention Friday afternoon. The tweet, from Twitter user Alex M, purportedly shows a screenshot of a tweet Trump sent out during Tuesday night’s first Democratic debate. “I’m sorry [Hillary Clinton],” it read, “but my ancestors didn’t make their way to this great country to have immigrants come in and take their jobs!!!”
Is Trump insane? Just read this, read it and try to imagine how his mind makes logic out of this statement pic.twitter.com/23QDoIFMfg
— Alex M (@Rivermansky63) October 15, 2015
Sure, we seen the Donald tweet and retweet some pretty heinous sh*t, but this? It just seems… off. After several users pointed out inconsistencies with the tweet’s language when compared to Trump’s usual tweeting practice, Alex acknowledged the criticism but did not claim responsibility for the hoax. “The Trump tweet I copied and posted this morning looks like a hoax,” he said. I thought it was comedy gold at the time but sadly it doesn’t seem true.” TPM was then contacted by Jared Oban, another Twitter user who claimed responsibility for the hoax and provided evidence to back up his claims.
Maybe we should just abandon Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the Republican and Democratic parties and put Oban in office. Or the Internet at large. Maybe the comments section wants to give it a go?
.@realDonaldTrump is what happens when the comments section runs for president.
— Andrew Husband (@AndrewHusband) August 25, 2015
[h/t Talking Points Memo]
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