NOTE: Video has been removed from Twitter after it fact-checked an altered video posted by Trump from CNN report on a “racist baby.”
Twitter labeled the tweet “manipulated media,” linking to a fact check that says:
“Video being shared of CNN report on toddlers is doctored, journalists confirm.”
CNN reporters were the first to debunk the footage.
The video is an edited version of a viral 2019 clip of a black and a white toddler running to greet each in NYC.
In the version posted by Trump, it shows the black baby being chased by the white boy, with a fake CNN chyron that reads:
“Terrified todler [sp] runs from racist baby. Racist baby probably a Trump voter.”
It then cuts to “what actually happened” showing the boys embracing ending with,
“America is not the problem, fake news is. If you see something, say something. Only you can prevent fake news dumpster fires.”
The origin of the video isn’t known, but it has been viewed nearly 14 million times and has generated 180,000+ retweets since being posted by Trump last night.
It is the third time Twitter has added a warning on one of Trump’s tweets after labeling a pair of misleading claims about mail-in ballots in May.
Trump responded by signing an executive order taking aim at a key provision of the law that protects tech platforms from liability for the third-party content posted on their sites.
What’s the old saying?
“A lie travels around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes…”?
Trump doesn’t care if it’s fake or a lie if it suits his purpose which is to rile up his base. We scream about it and he’s on to the next lie…