Disinformation tsunami is coming

On Wednesday, President Trump used his Twitter feed to share a video that falsely depicted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) partying on the anniversary of 9/11. Yes, the president of the United States cheerfully trafficked in disinformation.

This fact didn’t concern Trump in the slightest, since it afforded him the opportunity to thrill his followers with a disgusting display of anti-Muslim bigotry - or so he seemed to believe, anyway, which doesn’t speak too highly of Trump’s view of his supporters.

Trump retweeted a tweet from one of his favorite conspiracy theorists - one whose work he has amplified before - that had pirated a video of Omar dancing on another occasion from another tweet.

 

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