As we wrote about, Ian Bremmer tweeted then deleted a fake quote which had President Trump saying Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better president than Joe Biden.
DELETED: ‘Journalist’ Ian Bremmer gets royally SPANKED after posting a fake Trump quote to teach everyone a lesson https://t.co/b70PCj7os1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 26, 2019
Quite a few members of the media began retweeting, pushing and commenting on the fake quote without any verification whatsoever.
One of those was CNN’s Ana Navarro, who wrote this.
Don’t shrug your shoulders. Don’t get used to this insanity. The President of the United States praising a cruel dictator who violates human rights, threatens nuclear attacks, oppresses his people, and kills political opponents, IS NOT FREAKING NORMAL. https://t.co/RAKvajvGE8
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) May 26, 2019
And she still hasn’t taken it down.
4.4K RTs for this fake quote. https://t.co/RS7BtLtOUa
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 26, 2019
This. Quote. Was. Literally. Fake. News https://t.co/zpZB1Vq9p0
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) May 26, 2019
Maybe her tweet was doctored.
4,500 retweets on outrage for a fake quote. Tell me more about the dangers of the "fake" Pelosi video. https://t.co/vRzrggsZJi
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) May 26, 2019
Almost 5,000 retweets for this tweet based on a completed made up Trump quote.
If you had the time to tweet about the quote, you had the time to verify it was legit. https://t.co/GT8CHdIQVU
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 26, 2019