I am just kinda shocked at how stupidly and openly the right wing is lying in order to push Trumpism on people. It really is even worse than what Democrats did for Obama. At least they were sneaky about it.
In this segment this morning, Fox News’ foreign policy “expert” Rebeccah Heinrichs says that Melania symbolized how Trump is changing everything because she refused to wear a headscarf in contrast to Michelle Obama wearing the headscarf. Which she didn’t.
AND THEN SHE SAYS that Trump criticized Michelle for wearing the headscarf!!!
Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted.We have enuf enemies
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2015
HOW is it possible that she could get it exactly backwards. HOW?!?!??! I just… I just don’t know… anymore.
Amazingly, but believably, the Fox News host doesn’t correct her. Because the fragile minds of the Fox News Trumpers just couldn’t handle it if that fantasy bubble burst.
It might be that she got this idiocy from right-wing blogs pushing the headline that Melania Trump bravely and nobly refused to wear a head scarf in Saudi Arabia, and stuck it to the Muslim aggressors:
Can You Spot The Difference, Melania Trump won’t wear a head scarf in Saudi Arabia #FlashbackFriday #Maga #Trump pic.twitter.com/Xjfrn72FCU
— Immigrants☆4☆Trump (@immigrant4trump) May 19, 2017
Back in reality, no one asked her to wear a head scarf, Michelle Obama didn’t wear one when she visited, Hillary didn’t wear one, and neither did Laura Bush:
@immigrant4trump Michelle Obama didn’t wear a head scarf in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/BVVaqKNkgj
— محمد التميمي★ (@mo7mdd11) May 20, 2017
@toby_dorena Here’s one of Hillary Clinton in Saudi Arabia sans headscarf as well. Melania isn’t doing anything brave or new. pic.twitter.com/xc7t4nKz2z
— Lisa (@notmuchelse) May 20, 2017
But that doesn’t stop these damn idiots from lying, nor does it stop their idiot followers from retweeting:
Unlike Obama Trump doesn't bow to Saudi King, Melania wears no headscarf, & there will be no apologizing for America https://t.co/m0jS6CCe8l
— Righteous⚡Crusader (@Craftmastah) May 20, 2017
Melania Will Not Wear The Head Scarf In #SaudiArabia, Teaches Michelle How To Fight For… https://t.co/Zci7tGgO3s pic.twitter.com/E3RTDCIFbj
— Obama Updates (@obamolizer) May 20, 2017
Because politics is just tribalist bloodsport now. The truth doesn’t matter as long as you’re “winning.”
Analyst on FNC just said that Melania not wearing a head scarf is an important contrast to Michelle Obama, who did. (She didn't.)
— David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) May 20, 2017
How pathetic are we now. Lying brazenly like liberals.