MSNBC’s Scarborough, others fall for fake Trump tweet
MSNBC anchors may want to step away from social media for a while.
Last week, Brian Williams flunked math class when he posted a tweet that spectacularly claimed that Mike Bloomberg could have given every American $1 million for what he spent on his campaign, and on Monday “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough retweeted a bogus link tied to President Trump.
The fake tweet– dated 2015– resurfaced after Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist, retweeted the post that read, “If the Dow Joans (sp) ever falls more than 1000 “point” in a Single Day the sitting president should be “loaded” into a very big cannon and Shot into the sun at TREMENDOUS SPEED! No excuses!”
Wilson, the author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever,” retweeted the post and wrote, “I agree.”
Scarborough apparently agreed, too, and wrote, “What if it drops more than 2,000 “points” in a “Single Day”?
A Reuters report said that Twitter users have been reposting the bogus tweet since February 2018. The Dow Jones, which lost 2,013 points on Monday, prompted even more users to revive the image.
The report said there was no evidence that the tweet ever existed and pointed to a user who confirmed that the tweet was bogus. The user took to the social media platform to warn others not to “create fake tweets!”
Mediaite reported that MSNBC eventually deleted the Scarborough’s tweet.