Regardless of one’s feelings about Ilhan Omar, one should at the very least be capable of acknowledging that the woman is carrying around some very serious baggage. Late last month, the Star-Tribune, Omar’s hometown paper, did some actual investigative journalism and revealed that they’d “found new evidence” that Omar was guilty of immigration fraud.

The Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe’s research turned up evidence for that as well.

Here’s what Donald Trump had to say on the matter this afternoon:

Welp.

Of course he did. Because he’s Trump. But technically he’s right that there’s been “a lot of talk about it.” Just not from the people whose job it is to talk about stuff like this. And now, those people, the Real Journalists™, are sounding the alarm:

Battle stations, everyone!

At least.

To be fair, it’s entirely possible that they knew about this before. They just didn’t think they’d, you know, actually have to cover it.

Or just keep ignoring it.

Maybe if they wish hard enough, it’ll all just go away.

Thoughts and prayers, media firefighters. Lord knows you’re gonna need ’em.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and a tweet.

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Update:

Of course Omar’s pals at NowThis are running to her defense:

“A far-right conspiracy theory” with “no basis,” huh?

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Update:

Oh, hey. Look who’s here:

Acosta’s quite the accomplished diver-inner himself. Sure took his sweet time with this one, though …