It’s totally cool that White House press corps member April Ryan is sharing this conspiracy theory from The Root that suggests President Trump is running a child-trafficking ring, right?
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) May 27, 2018
WTF is wrong with her?
"Reporter" who asked if Trump thinks slavery is wrong and Sarah Sanders if she really baked pipes would like to point your attention to the potential Trump is a child trafficker.
Please stop trying to help him with this stuff. https://t.co/fu4NWgaNAj
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) May 27, 2018
I'm increasingly concerned the left's public concern with the democracy-eroding effects of conspiracy rhetoric is not heartfelt. https://t.co/wzdxOWz9Kd
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) May 27, 2018
If you’re a journalist w many followers & a @CNNPolitics contributor…is it ok to retweet any headline you want, regardless of if it’s true? Remember: “The core purpose of a journalist is to research, document, write, & present the news in an honest, ethical, & unbiased way.” https://t.co/aVwSrnoio2
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) May 27, 2018
CNN political analyst April Ryan tweets article that floats the idea that Trump may be running a child sex trafficking ring.
This is CNN. https://t.co/KNguydgkVr
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) May 27, 2018
And, yes, we know the point of the article was to give Trump a taste of his own medicine, or something:
Now, of course, none of this means that Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump are part of some vast conspiracy to sell minority children to the highest bidder like some scene out of Taken 4: Bad Hombres. This could all just be a series of unfortunate policies and events. It could just be white nationalism at work, destroying black and brown families seeking a better life, and demonstrating a careless disregard for nonwhite children.
However, why be hamstrung by the facts, as bad as they are? Trump has shown America that you can get away with whatever salacious, ridiculous and unfounded conspiracy you want as long as you say it loudly enough and find enough other people to repeat it.
Ryan also quote-tweeted this cartoon showing a naked baby Trump comparing his you-know-what with an naked baby Kim Jong-un:
I have now seen it all! https://t.co/QRkEQDt5lW
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) May 26, 2018
— Where are the 1500 children? (@inventormama) May 26, 2018
And she’s the one lecturing everyone else in the press room?
Fancy THAT! April Ryan blows 'dog whistle' over Melania Trump — and CNN's Erin Burnett DOESN'T call her out https://t.co/WHwwZtmGwT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 9, 2018
She's the REAL victim! April Ryan defends her tweets about FIGHTING Sarah Sanders but ain't nobody buyin' it https://t.co/yA7PsFa7Yt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 4, 2018