Donald Trump Retweets Fake Satire Story Concerning Twitter Outage as Fact

Clay Curtis
October 17, 2020

However, an actual fake news source Babylon Bee emerged with false claims of Twitter shutting down its platform due to negative news on Democratic nominee Joe Biden. No, that's not true: the story was published by The Bablylon Bee (a satire website) after Twitter did experience some downtime shortly after a controversial story from the New York Post was blocked on Twitter under their hacked materials policy (which they later updated).

Twitter even temporarily locked the official account for Trump's reelection campaign Thursday after it shared a video promoting allegations from the Post report, prompting the president to threaten a "big lawsuit".

It did not take long for the satirical outlet to react to the sudden attention from the commander-in-chief, as it soon penned another story - this time claiming that POTUS had named The Babylon Bee "his most-trusted news source" and the rest of the media "totally fake".

"Sleepy Joe Biden had an extremely bad displaying last night, in spite of the fact that @GStephanopoulos did not ask him some questions about his being "corrupt politician" Enormous Tech & Lamestream Media are working hard to hide this corruption!"

We can only assume that Mr. Trump did not actually read the article, as no adult with a functional mind could do so and still treat it as real news.

"I don't know about it", protested Mr. Trump. "You're the boss. You're not, like, the uncle of a insane person who can retweet anything". I'll put it there.

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The former Vice President was also leading Trump among independents, at 40 per cent versus 32 per cent. He was fine, but Biden without Trump? "There should be zero discrimination", Mr.

At a televised town hall event in Miami on Thursday, Mr Trump defended his retweets, saying "people can decide for themselves" if the outlandish theories he shares have any merit. I'm not taking a position, "said Trump".

"I don't get that". And frankly, because the media is so fake, and so corrupt, if I didn't have social media - I don't call it Twitter, I call it social media.

"Well, the word is wrong", she replied.

"And you know what the word?" We are building our country, stronger and better than ever, "concluded the President".

Mr Trump may have been particularly susceptible to the Bee's satirical story on Twitter today, as he is now embroiled in a very real spat with the social media giant.

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