This week, Republicans had a very anticlimactic release of the much-hyped Nunes memo. Despite right-wing pundits promising fallout that would be ‘bigger than Watergate,’ the memo turned out to be a dud.
That failure hasn’t stopped many conservatives from twisting the memo’s outcome in an effort to save face in the media.
On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted that the memo shows faults within the Obama administration. He linked an article from the alt-right conspiracy theory website, the Federalist.
“House Intel Memo Reveals Deeply Politicized Obama Administration,” wrote Jr.
House Intel Memo Reveals Deeply Politicized Obama Administration https://t.co/MWpw76CTHo
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 3, 2018
The irony here is that the article Jr. linked was blaming Obama for the top brass at the FBI, but the FBI director at the time was James Comey, a Republican. It’s also no secret that Comey helped tip the election towards Donald Trump just before the election, so painting Comey as a Democratic operative is ludicrous.
The Twitter community was quick to correct Don Jr. for his post.
What in God’s name are you talking about? Have you noticed that Obama is no longer President?
— Margot Durkin (@mrsdurkinmuses) February 3, 2018
Papa Don & Baby Don conspired with the Russians. The FBI didn’t reveal until after the election – so who was the deep state helping?
— Ann Phelan (@ann_phelan1) February 3, 2018
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No it doesn’t. It reveals an ongoing criminal conspiracy between the Russians and your daddy.
— Arse Grammatica (@ArseGrammatica) February 3, 2018
Your source is #FakeNews Jr. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
— RepublicanSpellCheck (@GroovyErina) February 3, 2018
First, did you read Page 4? Second, they’re all Republicans, so, ummmm, yeah.
— Asher (@insideyourfuego) February 3, 2018
No it doesn’t!
— JoeMed 🏳️🌈❄️ (@joemed3) February 3, 2018
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