Okay, are you ready for the latest crazy liberal conspiracy theory now screaming up the Twitter charts? Stay with me on this one because, of course, it involves President Donald Trump, as he lives rent-free in their heads.
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times quote tweeted comments about a “coup” with basically a “some people say” comment. She claimed that people were saying that President Donald Trump was saying he would be “reinstated in August.”
Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information). https://t.co/kaXSXKnpF0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021
Now, this immediately set off people on the left in a couple of different ways.
First, some immediately were off to the races because of Haberman quote-tweeting a remark about a “coup” and then jumped to Trump was going to promote a coup in August which, of course, isn’t even what Haberman said and has no basis in fact or reality. But hey, these are the crazies who pushed Russia conspiracies for years. Seriously, these people are nuts.
Im hoping the FBI are getting a warrant to tap Trump's phone lines and monitor his internet access- If it's true that Trump believes he will be "reinstated" by August the FBI must be sure he's isn't plotting a second coup https://t.co/1vxnmOwIVS
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) June 1, 2021
MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump Is Now Privately Confirming His Support of a Summer Coup of the Biden Administration; If the Former President Has Engaged in Even a Single Act to Advance This Treacherous Plot He is Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy and Must Be Arrested Immediately https://t.co/L8sAyH0ozn
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) June 1, 2021
Second, there were the people who flipped out at Maggie Haberman for “amplifying” the supposed comment about being “reinstated.” They claimed that Haberman was pro-Trump and was therefore giving air to him. And they were very mad at her for doing that.
haberman is going to be "reporting" trump gossip until the end of time.
"Sources close to the former president say he doesn't like the red diapers, and instead prefers the gold ones that his assistant slips on him as he sits in his hospital bed and watches Apprentice clips."
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 1, 2021
If @twitter banned Trump for encouraging coup, by the same reasoning it should ban Maggie Haberman for her unsubstantiated promotion of his coup ideas.
— Singh, MD 🌊 (@labyrinthweaver) June 1, 2021
Maggie Haberman is a propagandist for the right-wing #MAGA cult. Period.
— Chanteezy 💛♉️ (@iamchanteezy) June 1, 2021
Now, of course, that’s nuts. I’m not sure which of the two groups is more insane.
But one of the worst reporters when it comes to “amplifying” nonsense against Trump has been Haberman. That’s why I wouldn’t touch anything she claimed Trump said with a ten-foot pole and wouldn’t believe this alleged “reinstated” comment. This is typical anti-Trump media nonsense. The “anonymous source,” “some people say” thing that has about as much reliability as a leaky boat. Can I say any louder what utter B.S. I think this is? If they can’t put forth a source, it’s garbage.
What I could believe is that Trump was talking about being reinstated on social media, that’s possible. Or that he thinks he would win again in 2024 and be “reinstated.” But even saying something being about “reinstated” doesn’t logically equal “coup.” That’s taking something that’s nonsense and putting an even crazier spin on it.
But now, once again, this stokes the liberal paranoia when it comes to Trump and that seems to be what it’s all about when it comes to the media. If they’re not pushing nonsense about Trump, they really don’t know what to do with themselves.