President Trump is constantly battling fake news from all media sources, so it’s no surprise that he just called for a change in libel laws.
It all stems from a fake quote attributed to President Trump that went viral.
Ian Bremmer is the NYU professor and Time Editor-In-Chief who tweeted out a completely false quote from President Trump that was seen by millions. Bremmer deleted the tweet but gave no apology. Twitter hasn’t punished him, and he’s indignant about how the fake quote is “kinda plausible.”
President Trump tweeted:
@ianbremmer now admits that he MADE UP “a completely ludicrous quote,” attributing it to me. This is what’s going on in the age of Fake News. People think they can say anything and get away with it. Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!
.@ianbremmer now admits that he MADE UP “a completely ludicrous quote,” attributing it to me. This is what’s going on in the age of Fake News. People think they can say anything and get away with it. Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
While conservatives are being kicked off of social media platforms left and right, the left continues to put out fake news everywhere with ZERO consequences.
Ian Bremmer likes to play loose and free with the truth, and when he’s called out on his fake news, he doubles down.
Somehow, Bremmer thought it was ok to tweet out a fake Trump quote that took off like wildfire before it could be smothered and put out.
Bremmer tweeted: “President Trump in Tokyo: “Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.”
Ian Bremmer, described as a "foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at TIME," who therefore operates in some kind of quasi-journalistic capacity, tweeted out a completely fake Trump quote and then has the nerve to feign indignance about people criticizing him for this pic.twitter.com/903dMBN6Pi
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) May 26, 2019
The crazy thing is that when Bremmer was called out on it, he claimed it could be “plausible”…HUH? BUT IT’S NOT TRUE!
President Trump NEVER said that!
The left jumped right on the tweet…they ate it up! Fake Republican Ana Navarro bought into it, so you know many more did as well. This is the second fake news item to hit President Trump in just 48 hours! Fox News had to apologize after they falsely claimed that President Trump tweeted out a “doctored” video of Nancy Pelosi…The video he tweeted out was NOT doctored but was from Fox Business.
Ted Lieu went on a rant about the fake tweet:
Several mainstream publications picked up on the fake tweet and shamed President Trump for something he never said.
Ian Brimmer is defiant and has just removed the tweet, but the damage is done. That’s how the left works.