You’ve likely noticed that the leader of the free world does not have the best Twitter manners — or any manners, for that matter. Nor does he — that is, the @POTUS account — have the best Twitter fact-checker, apparently. Which is odd, right? Seeing as this is the President of the United States and/or his staff, tweeting from the president’s official government Twitter account? But no matter! After all, Trump thinks all media is “fake news” anyway; he must have figured, If I can’t beat ’em, might as well join ’em. Because @POTUS sent out a doozy of a fake-news tweet today.
The tweet said, “The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process,” and included a video clip of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers answering…an entirely different question.
The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process. pic.twitter.com/d9HqkxYBt5
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 20, 2017
In the clip, Comey and Rogers are asked specifically whether they have evidence that Russian hackers “changed vote tallies” in the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, and North Carolina. Decidedly not the same …read more