Proving yet again that he has no ability to distinguish fact from fiction and reality from fantasy, President Donald Trump got busted promoting a story from a satirical website suggesting that Twitter shut itself down on Thursday in order to block access to a debunked New York Post story about Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
The story Trump retweeted carried the headline, “Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News.” The article appeared on the website of the Babylon Bee, which proudly bills itself as “the Christian version of The Onion.”
Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News https://t.co/JPmjOrKPcr via @TheBabylonBee Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2020
The mockery Trump received on social media for his promotion of a “fake news” story was mixed with concern that a man who cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction is also in control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal:
President Moron doesn’t realize this is a satirical news site.
Next, he’ll be railing on @TheOnion
This would be funny, if not terrifying that POTUS is this dumb. And has access to your Nuclear codes.
Dumbest president in the history of the US. https://t.co/D8BgvS9D9c
— M.I.B – F1V3👁 (@Tru7hS33kR) October 16, 2020
Mr President that’s a satire website it says so on the fucking bio oh my god https://t.co/wtiWsC3pbM
— 🦇🎃José’s Little Hell🦇🎃 (@Josysegafan) October 16, 2020
Yes, Trump did tweet a satirical article from Babylon Bee thinking it’s real news, but then again Trump’s daily intelligence briefings come from Fox & Friends. https://t.co/8rvzlyhQrk
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 16, 2020
I cant…..the leader of the free world is being duped by satire….shitty satire at that…. https://t.co/iCHZotu6u2
— Dustin M. Czarny (@DustinCzarny) October 16, 2020
Well now I know where he gets his information and it explains so much. https://t.co/k1tFukF0SO
— HG Tomato 🍅 Wash Your Hands (@HGTomato) October 16, 2020
Trump believes satire website (below) are reality
Trump denies the reality when told to him by US Intelligence/CIA/FBI. https://t.co/3h1eSUPIWN
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) October 16, 2020
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