Trump was asked today by an OAN reporter to weigh on the report that Ilhan Omar married her brother to commit immigration fraud:
BREAKING on @OANN: I just asked @realDonaldTrump whether Ilhan Omar would be investigated for alleged marriage fraud. His reply: “There’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it.”
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) July 17, 2019
If you listen closely to this longer clip, folks, it sounds like Trump was ASKED about the allegations surrounding Omar that she might have married her brother to, in the words of the @StarTribune, “skirt immigration laws.” pic.twitter.com/sNPGwSQtpE
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 17, 2019
I think Trump actually played it safe there, but he made sure to mention that some are saying she married her brother. Twice!
Of course, this has infuriated the left:
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 17, 2019
— White Inferiority Watch Dog (@inferiority_dog) July 17, 2019
This is the same exact M.O. Trump used to start the Obama birther shit. https://t.co/yuY10pDEyo
— Julie (@nihonmama) July 17, 2019
Like the birther lie, Trump transmits more disinformation dredged up from Reddit into the mainstream. At his social-media summit, he thanked far-right lunatics for sending him their “crap” via his caddy turned social guru, Dan Scavino, so now we know how the feedback loop works. https://t.co/orgZhsalNN
— Robert Mackey (@RobertMackey) July 17, 2019
Of course, the PBS Newshour reporter doesn’t mention that Trump was asked about this by a reporter. And it was published in the Star Tribune!
But hey it’s Trump’s fault for spreading it.