Never Trump Rick Wilson and Joe Scarborough Get Taken In, Spread Fake Trump Tweet, Get Roundly Mocked

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, MSNBC television anchor Joe Scarborough takes questions from an audience at forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Scarborough announced Oct. 12, 2017, that he formally left the Republican party and became an independent. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)


Twitter recently went after a video spread by folks in the Trump campaign about Joe Biden and termed it a “manipulated video” because it cut off before the end of the sentence, leaving out some context, as my colleague Sister Toldjah reported.

Yet they’ve not been the same flag on a video put out by Joe Biden that was out and out false, which claimed President Donald Trump said that the Wuhan virus was a hoax and that he called the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “very fine people.”

Now we have another tweet, also not flagged by Twitter, completely false, but braintrusts Rick Wilson and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough completely fell for it.

The stock market took a big hit today, partly because of continuing fears about the effect of the Wuhan virus on the global economy but mostly because a Russia-Saudi Arabia oil price war sent the markets into a frenzy.

That of course made all the usual suspects, like Wilson and Scarborough happy to have something they thought they could attack Trump over.

Except they then spread an obviously fake tweet which has been debunked multiple times in the past, that supposedly had Trump saying that a sitting president should be shot out of a cannon into the Sun, if the Dow Jones dropped. Real journalism there, guys.


Joe Scarborough deleted his, but this Twitter user caught a screenshot:

From Daily Caller:

The fake tweet was created by a blogger named Shaun Usher, who admitted to making it after it went viral in 2018, Snopes reported. Despite the tweet being debunked in 2018, Scarborough and Wilson fell for it as the tweet re-circulated social media amid the Dow Jones dropping.

Even Snopes and Reuters have flagged it as false in the past.

Yet that apparently went over the heads of Wilson and Scarborough. Although admittedly, going over their heads doesn’t take much.


At least Scarborough deleted it after a lot of backlash. Wilson still has it up at this writing. Because, you know, principled conservatism and he can deceive a few more people to mock Trump.

Twitter has done nothing to take down Wilson’s tweet or flag it as false/manipulated media.

HT: Twitchy


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