There have been a lot of cringeworthy things tweeted out by Donald Trump and co. in the past few months. From Trump's "inspirational" Women's Day message, to his Michael Flynn debacle, to Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts" fiasco, these first few months have provided enough comedy for a lifetime.
Trump Jr., apparently not wanting to be outdone by his father, has been lambasted for his own misinforming tweets, and even responded to a meme that makes fun of him for not being able to sit correctly.
I get that politicians will manipulate news headlines and stories in order to push their own personal narratives. After all, it's something we all do to some extent to get through the day and give some meaning to our lives. But there are some agendas and people politicians support that are a really bad look. Just look at anyone who endorsed Milo Yiannopoulos for so long only to find out that the dude defends pedophilia.
So when Trump Jr. tweeted out praise for a recent article posted by Mike Cernovich, people were disgusted.
First, some context behind the tweet. Cernovich posted a story on April 2nd about Susan Rice, a former National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama, requesting the identities of incoming Trump officials who appeared in intelligence reports. The next day on April 3rd, Bloomberg Reporter Eli Lake wrote a report about the same story.
Cernovich is a noted supporter of the Alt-Right movement and was previously a men's right activist. He accused NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman of sitting on this information to protect Obama.
This reporter has been informed that Maggie Haberman has had this story about Susan Rice for at least 48 hours, and has chosen to sit on it in an effort to protect the reputation of former President Barack Obama.
Kellyanne Conway also tweeted out praise for Cernovich for breaking a story that painted Obama in a bad light. Because it's a lot easier than them, you know, actually doing their jobs.
Despite winning the Presidency, Trump and his administration constantly try to rekindle the beef he's had with Hillary. More than that, Trump's administration seems hell-bent on criticizing Obama. We get it, you don't like them, so why not do something that helps Americans instead of just guzzlin' haterade?
There's kind of a problem with Cernovich, though: In since deleted tweets, he says: "Date Rape...doesn't exist."
Twitter was quick to point out Cernovich's track record of saying some pretty weird and disgusting things.
Cernovich also helped to popularize the insane "PizzaGate" story about Hillary Clinton.
I wonder how Trump Jr. would feel about Cernovich if the "Pulitzer-Worthy" writer critiqued his father? (h/t dailydot)
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