SCREENSHOTS: Fake Trump quote goes mega-viral with blue checks who didn’t blue CHECK if it was true (Like Rep. Ted Lieu)

The blue check Resistance mob — you know, journalists — fell hard today. And yes, I mean they fell in love. Or hate. They do love to hate Trump. Which is why they fell so hard for a faked quote.

See this political scientist and author, with a blue check himself, made up a quote and attributed it to Trump in a tweet. It went out, and went viral, and sat for a long time that way. Journos were pulling out their hair and no doubt scribbling up furious and righteously angry screeds about it. Then someone FINALLY asked the guy if it was real.

He was like, naw.

And oh man did they turn their guns on him fast. Here’s the original fake quote, as a screenshot because it’s gone now.

Look at those numbers. And that doesn’t even count quote retweets.



After they turned on him, he tried to explain it and, you know, keep his tweet live.

People weren’t into that though.

The original tweet went far and wide, but a lot of the tweets were not preserved before they were deleted. Lucky for us, Ted Lieu’s was.

And when I’m posting this, this one from Ana Navarro was STILL LIVE.


Here’s a good point.

But anyway keep on flipping out about Trump tweeting a semi-edited video of Pelosi. Which was a video and not a typed quote, that wasn’t slowed down (that was a different one) and was simply edited. Please, keep doing that.

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70 thoughts on “SCREENSHOTS: Fake Trump quote goes mega-viral with blue checks who didn’t blue CHECK if it was true (Like Rep. Ted Lieu)

  1. Twitter-the appropriate name to describe those who use this forum ….. for twits

    Everyone can lie, spread bs, no verification required

  2. “Or was it when he kowtowed to Putin in Helsinki?”

    How about when Obama told Medvedev he’d have more flexibility toward Russia after his reelection? *crickets*

    1. The MSM kept that one on the down low. If not for alternative media, no one would’ve ever heard that quote.

  3. I’m a little confused (the coffee isn’t kicking in as well as it should today). Did Bremmer do this as a legitimate teachable lesson to Twitter & people about not taking anything at face value & do your own research, or is there some other reason he faked this quote?

    1. The likely reason is that he’s an idiot and this is an idiot’s reaction to Trump’s tweet about smiling when he heard about the Norks insulting Biden.

      1. Well crap, then. I don’t know Bremmer or his politics, but it would be a very valuable lesson to some to not jump the gun.

        1. It was truth adjacent for people in as much as it played into their deeply held beliefs about a person. As such, it was too good to check. Sadly, it seems to be a bipartisan affliction which is the reason the edited Pelosi videos got such wide acceptance in MAGA circles.

  4. <— Banned from twitter 12 times …. Apparently Celebs can't handle the truth

  5. Twitter-the appropriate name to describe those who use this forum ….. for twits

    Everyone can lie, spread bs, no verification required

  6. Ian Bremmer is a jerk. Then again, if one actually read his work, the bias was long ago obvious and tilted to the pro-socialist idealism the left adores. His credibility is now 100% shot and if Bloomberg still uses him as a guest “specialist” on Eurasian affairs, their bias (which is obvious to most) now becomes institutionalized as part of corporate policy. The Euarsian Group should fire him; the test will be to see if the blowback is sufficient to rid themselves of another propagandist.

    1. I do not know what an “Ian Bremmer” is, and am less interested if he is a “jerk,” preferring to avoid the mainstream radical nutjobs with an agenda to undermine the choice of Trump over Hildabeast. Their obsession, I am convinced, destroys their brain cells, daily, as it is all these idiots seem to discuss ad infinitum. So boring! Day before yesterday, Hillary attacked Trump again and a few days before that, had the audacity to laugh and chide that she “lives rent free in his brain,” when in fact, he clearly lives rent-free in her brain and that of nearly all in the MSM. It is nuts.

      1. Saw that clip feel kinda sorry for the old lady who clearly needs help. Imagine being humiliated in front of the world by Bill and when she was chosen to be the first woman President beaten by no other than DJT.

        1. Is it wrong for me to be hard-hearted toward hitlery after she pimped out young women to her husband so she did not have to have anything to do with him, then called them all liars and trailer trash when they exposed him for exposing himself and beyond?

          Hitlery has gotten away with advancing sexual depravity, murdering babies and enemies, using others (including foreign enemies of America) to line her pockets, and breaking laws since the 1980’s. To this day, she has not learned to follow laws, attempting to justify her actions by keeping a private server in a bathroom so she could avoid FOIA requests and disrespecting all of America by using us all to line her pockets with money.

          Messianic Christian Rabbi Jonathan Cahn likened Bill and Hitlery to King Ahab and the evil Queen Jezebel, even down to Jezebel sacrificing babies. Nope, she is plain evil and I cannot feel sorry for her, but I have prayed for her that she use the opportunities of each new day to repent and grow in faith with Him. So far, all she is capable of doing is hating Trump and every deplorable America who elected him.

          For now, she deserves NO pity or forgiveness. :praying:

  7. I’m glad he tweeted this b.s. out and all of these”journalists” retweeted it. It shows their complete lack of accountability and inability to actually fact check. They proved Trump right. They are fake news.

  8. I really don’t like Trump tweeting but sometimes he is a freaking GENIUS the way he trolls them.

  9. Ian, you’re trying to make a “point” (which, btw, is clearly a quick backtrack) on a medium in which people are at their dumbest.

    Half of your audience was on the toilet when they read and retweeted that bro. Think about that.

  10. “Jokes” like this separate the wheat from the chaff. Just like the joke Sandy Cortez told when she claimed the world would end in 12 years.

    It is time we learned who are the sea sponges among us – consider these “jokes” as a litmus test for voters and those we want to spend time with.

    Needless to say they make great speed-dating questions too..

  11. Since when did the “blue checkmark” equal credibility? Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the point of the blue checkmark verification of the account holder, and has nothing to do with being a credible source of information? Doesn’t that last tweet just sum up the self-righteousness of the blue checkmark brigade?

    1. It’s not meant to be a sign of credibility, so you bring up a good point.

      It *devolved* to a sign of credibility once Twitter decided to remove the blue checkmarks from several prominent (on twitter) conservatives.

      This signals that the blue check stands for far more than just verified ID. And whatever that is, it is “blessed” by twitter.

      In reality, nearly any leftist can get a blue checkmark, and only people on the right who have tried to meet twitter’s unreasonable and ridiculous idea of “quality dialogue” still have the few blue checkmarks that were parsimoniously awarded to right siders (back before shadowbanning became a problem).

    1. Yea, but the right is quickly catching up to them in order to win that race maga.

      I don’t know what they win when they win it, but boy oh boy are they determined.

  12. Ian Bremmer is a jerk. Then again, if one actually read his work, the bias was long ago obvious and tilted to the pro-socialist idealism the left adores. His credibility is now 100% shot and if Bloomberg still uses him as a guest “specialist” on Eurasian affairs, their bias (which is obvious to most) now becomes institutionalized as part of corporate policy. The Euarsian Group should fire him; the test will be to see if the blowback is sufficient to rid themselves of another propagandist.

  13. Ted Lieu and Anna Navarro have both gone over the TDS cliff a very long time ago. Both are an embarrassment.

    1. The hatred Navarro has for Trump dates back to the primaries… I guess the Lil’ Marco and Low-energy Jeb nicknames rattled her stupidity.

      1. The primaries got me riled up too, but I got over it, finally. I saw what was going on with the left and their media. They are the truly insane and/or evil crowd. If someone, especially someone in media, cannot see what is happening in our politics and who is making up stuff, then they are hopeless and should not be taken seriously.

  14. TDS truly is a mental disorder… doesn’t surprise me one bit coming from Ana Navarro, who I affectionately call #pendeja

  15. Ana Navarro’s twitterpost. “Praising cruel dictators”. Doesn’t that apply to Obama? That is everything except the KJU-specific “threatening nuclear attacks”. I don’t remember Obama praising the Nork dictator, but I seem to remember Obama praising Maduro, the Castros, Medvedev, Putin, the Mullahs, Assad before the infamous red line moment, and perhaps others. They all “violate human rights” “oppress people” and “kill political opponents” Was Ana Navarro tweattercrapping then?

  16. He got busted in a lie and tried to turn it into what Leftists call a “teachable moment”. Ya know, it could be true, right….

    1. It’s like when guys get caught cheating and blurt out, “Honestly, I think you would like her!”

  17. I’m a little confused (the coffee isn’t kicking in as well as it should today). Did Bremmer do this as a legitimate teachable lesson to Twitter & people about not taking anything at face value & do your own research, or is there some other reason he faked this quote?

    1. The likely reason is that he’s an idiot and this is an idiot’s reaction to Trump’s tweet about smiling when he heard about the Norks insulting Biden.

      1. Well crap, then. I don’t know Bremmer or his politics, but it would be a very valuable lesson to some to not jump the gun.

        1. It was truth adjacent for people in as much as it played into their deeply held beliefs about a person. As such, it was too good to check. Sadly, it seems to be a bipartisan affliction which is the reason the edited Pelosi videos got such wide acceptance in MAGA circles.

  18. “But anyway keep on flipping out about Trump tweeting a semi-edited video of Pelosi. Which was a video and not a typed quote, that wasn’t slowed down (that was a different one) and was simply edited.”

    Are there supposed to be gradations of fake news? I was unaware of this. That being said, neontaster had the perfect solution to all of blue check Twitter spreading fake news: take the blue check away.

  19. “Or was it when he kowtowed to Putin in Helsinki?”

    How about when Obama told Medvedev he’d have more flexibility toward Russia after his reelection? *crickets*

    1. The MSM kept that one on the down low. If not for alternative media, no one would’ve ever heard that quote.

  20. I’m glad he tweeted this b.s. out and all of these”journalists” retweeted it. It shows their complete lack of accountability and inability to actually fact check. They proved Trump right. They are fake news.

  21. I thought twitter was forcing parody accounts to put *parody* in the name. I guess they missed Ian Bremmer.

  22. I really don’t like Trump tweeting but sometimes he is a freaking GENIUS the way he trolls them.

  23. Ian, you’re trying to make a “point” (which, btw, is clearly a quick backtrack) on a medium in which people are at their dumbest.

    Half of your audience was on the toilet when they read and retweeted that bro. Think about that.

  24. “Jokes” like this separate the wheat from the chaff. Just like the joke Sandy Cortez told when she claimed the world would end in 12 years.

    It is time we learned who are the sea sponges among us – consider these “jokes” as a litmus test for voters and those we want to spend time with.

    Needless to say they make great speed-dating questions too..

  25. Since when did the “blue checkmark” equal credibility? Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the point of the blue checkmark verification of the account holder, and has nothing to do with being a credible source of information? Doesn’t that last tweet just sum up the self-righteousness of the blue checkmark brigade?

    1. It’s not meant to be a sign of credibility, so you bring up a good point.

      It *devolved* to a sign of credibility once Twitter decided to remove the blue checkmarks from several prominent (on twitter) conservatives.

      This signals that the blue check stands for far more than just verified ID. And whatever that is, it is “blessed” by twitter.

      In reality, nearly any leftist can get a blue checkmark, and only people on the right who have tried to meet twitter’s unreasonable and ridiculous idea of “quality dialogue” still have the few blue checkmarks that were parsimoniously awarded to right siders (back before shadowbanning became a problem).

    1. Yea, but the right is quickly catching up to them in order to win that race maga.

      I don’t know what they win when they win it, but boy oh boy are they determined.

  26. Ted Lieu and Anna Navarro have both gone over the TDS cliff a very long time ago. Both are an embarrassment.

    1. The hatred Navarro has for Trump dates back to the primaries… I guess the Lil’ Marco and Low-energy Jeb nicknames rattled her stupidity.

      1. The primaries got me riled up too, but I got over it, finally. I saw what was going on with the left and their media. They are the truly insane and/or evil crowd. If someone, especially someone in media, cannot see what is happening in our politics and who is making up stuff, then they are hopeless and should not be taken seriously.

  27. TDS truly is a mental disorder… doesn’t surprise me one bit coming from Ana Navarro, who I affectionately call #pendeja

  28. Ana Navarro’s twitterpost. “Praising cruel dictators”. Doesn’t that apply to Obama? That is everything except the KJU-specific “threatening nuclear attacks”. I don’t remember Obama praising the Nork dictator, but I seem to remember Obama praising Maduro, the Castros, Medvedev, Putin, the Mullahs, Assad before the infamous red line moment, and perhaps others. They all “violate human rights” “oppress people” and “kill political opponents” Was Ana Navarro tweattercrapping then?

  29. He got busted in a lie and tried to turn it into what Leftists call a “teachable moment”. Ya know, it could be true, right….

    1. It’s like when guys get caught cheating and blurt out, “Honestly, I think you would like her!”

  30. “But anyway keep on flipping out about Trump tweeting a semi-edited video of Pelosi. Which was a video and not a typed quote, that wasn’t slowed down (that was a different one) and was simply edited.”

    Are there supposed to be gradations of fake news? I was unaware of this. That being said, neontaster had the perfect solution to all of blue check Twitter spreading fake news: take the blue check away.

  31. I thought twitter was forcing parody accounts to put *parody* in the name. I guess they missed Ian Bremmer.

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