Twitter Promotes Fake Tweet from Rep. Jim Jordan Tarnishing Trump

NewsBusters | 7/30/2019 | Staff
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A prank tweet made a member of Congress and President Trump look bad. Twitter then allowed that tweet to trend.

HBO writer Dan Lyons posted a tweet that attributed this fake quote to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): “While Obama and Biden were cowering in fear on Air Force 1, Mr. Trump was on the ground with first responders searching for survivors and pulling people to safety. I remember seeing him on TV, running toward the danger.” This tweet was trending on July 30 under “Obama and Biden” in the top 10 tweet trends.

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Multiple journalists believed this quote was real and promoted it as such.

Founder of the Daily Kos and co-founder of Vox Media Markos Moulitsas fell for the “prank.” He tweeted, “The ****? Now we’re going to pretend George W. Bush didn’t exist and Obama was president for 16 years?” Later, he deleted his tweet, but it lives on courtesy of Twitchy. MSNBC commentator Sophia A. Nelson wrote, “Um, #GeorgeWBush was President on 9-11.”

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CBS contributor David Leavitt was enraged. He fumed, “Does this dumbasss (sic) know that Obama and Biden weren’t even President & VP when 9/11 happened? This kind of uneducated stupidity is why...
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