Mr. Bremmer ruins his credibility by doing this.TIME MAGAZINE COLUMNIST’S TRUMP QUOTE WENT VIRAL — THEN HE ADMITTED HE MADE IT UP
Peter Hasson | Reporter
4:36 PM 05/26/2019 | POLITICS
Time Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer on Sunday tweeted a quote from President Donald Trump about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that quickly went viral — but it wasn’t real.
“President Trump in Tokyo: ‘Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.'” Bremmer wrote on Twitter.
While Trump did praise the North Korean dictator’s insult of former Vice President Joe Biden, the president never said what Bremmer quoted him saying — because Bremmer made it up. (RELATED: 9 Times The Media Pushed Misinformation About Brett Kavanaugh)
Bremmer left the false post up for several hours before conceding he made up the quote and deleting the tweet, which he defended as “plausible.”
If this alleged quote from Trump is accurate, it’s a huge propaganda win for the disgusting murderous tyrant that is King Jong Un.
But if this quote is fabricated, it’s a truly deceitful piece of Fake News.
And I’d like more than just Ian Bremmer’s say-so before I decide which.
UPDATE: @ianbremmer has now admitted that he fabricated this viral Trump quote. And yet it is being shared by journalists and congressmen as if it is real. pic.twitter.com/QgNd9DnN8g
2:34 PM - May 26, 2019
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UPDATE: @ianbremmer has now admitted that he fabricated this viral Trump quote. And yet it is being shared by journalists and congressmen as if it is real.
“This is objectively a completely ludicrous quote. And yet kinda plausible. Especially on twitter, where people automatically support whatever political position they have. That’s the point.” Bremmer wrote in a since-deleted correction.
Bremmer’s tweet went viral among Trump critics before he took it down.
“Don’t shrug your shoulders. Don’t get used to this insanity,” wrote CNN contributor Ana Navarro.
“The President of the United States praising a cruel dictator who violates human rights, threatens nuclear attacks, oppresses his people, and kills political opponents, IS NOT FREAKING NORMAL,” Navarro added.
Her tweet amplifying Bremmer’s fake quote was shared thousands of times across Twitter.
avarro was far from alone in falling for the made up quote.
Democratic Calif. Rep. Ted Lieu also spread Bremmer’s false tweet. Lieu later wrote that he “removed the retweet” after Bremmer admitted the quote was fake.
Left-wing activist group Media Matters‘ deputy director of rapid response, Andrew Lawrence, also amplified the invented quote.
Lawrence called it “equally incredible how easily manipulated the president is and also that democrats havent [sic] figured out how to take advantage of this yet,” pointing to Bremmer’s false tweet.
Other critics of the president similarly promoted the false information.
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What's even more amusing are all the asshats (Ana Navarro, Cong. Ted Lieu who tweeted this quote as real and then provided their commentary to it.
Furthermore, Mr. Bremmer is one of the "blue checkmark" people on Twitter. Twitter should remove his checkmark for creating fake news.