Check it out, the fact-checkers are finally fact-checking the Left for a change. We hadn’t seen it until the Associated Press brought it to our attention, but apparently, people on Twitter were passing around a “screenshot” of a fundraising email sent out by Donald Trump following the raid on Mar-a-Lago in which he gave out the nuclear codes.
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) August 12, 2022
BREAKING: Donald Trump is fundraising off the FBI search of his home by sending out the “nuclear codes.”
Let me make this clear: If you send that man even one penny you are not a patriot. You are a traitor.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 12, 2022
According to the AP, that image is manipulated:
Social media users are sharing a manipulated image of an email from former President Trump, referring to the “nuke codes” as part of a fundraising tactic. The actual email contained different text. https://t.co/5TdaVFdZol
— AP Fact Check (@APFactCheck) August 12, 2022
The AP reports:
The former president has indeed been sending fundraising emails to supporters following the FBI’s raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
But Trump did not send an email in which he shared “nuke codes” as part of that fundraising campaign, as social media posts are claiming.
“NEW: Donald is fundraising by giving us ‘nuclear codes,’” read one tweet Friday, shared by thousands. “This is a f—— joke to him.”
The manipulated image presents an email from [email protected] whose body text reads, “The nuke codes are 15-25-50-80.” It then asks recipients to donate $15, $25, $50 or $80.
“No shit.” – the internet.
— ShelG 🌻💙😷💙🌻#BLM #D4L (@shel_gold17) August 12, 2022
As I understand it, the nuclear codes change constantly. There is no way for any former President to "take" them and have them actually work 18 months after they have left office. It's absurd
— Claudia Marie (@claudia_marie) August 13, 2022
" authentic fundraising email"
— Pearle Jam (@justjoyplant) August 12, 2022
Yeah duh. It was clearly satire.
— Wil Bane (@iNukaBoy) August 13, 2022
You all are in love with this man, you can't get enough of him.
It's cute at this point.
Keep it up.
— Lunch Meat Sandwich (@Obesimer) August 13, 2022
I’m embarrassed for you.
— Laura Kaye (@NonsenseEnd) August 13, 2022
That was obvious.
— Kuniimatsu (@Kunii__Matsu) August 13, 2022
Imagine people are getting paid to write this.
— Floppy (@F0ppy8) August 13, 2022
If you thought that was real you deserved to believe it was real.
— Allen Saint🏳️🌈 (@AllenSaint4) August 13, 2022
Great, anything on Hunter Biden which seems far more important?
— stu bennett (@stubennett1980) August 13, 2022
There sure are a lot of sore lefties in the replies moaning about how it would be easy enough to believe, seeing as it’s Trump.
Based on WaPo Fact Checker Glenn Kessler’s experience, ‘most politicians pre-Trump were embarrassed to be caught in an outright lie’ https://t.co/ubagfJioEW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 22, 2022