Guys, remember the caravans of thugs heading to the border in 2018 that all-consumed Fox News? Our Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief is trying an updated version!
The conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump pushed Monday that a plane “almost completely loaded with thugs” had been set to disrupt the Republican National Convention was almost identical to a rumor that went viral on Facebook three months ago.
In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump claimed that “we had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend, and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that.”
He then claimed the matter was “under investigation right now.”
Of course there was no such flight, and when pressed for details,
“I’ll tell you sometime.” He then alleged the people had been headed to Washington to disrupt the RNC.
You may be shocked, shocked to learn : Facebook!
The claim about the flight matches a viral Facebook post from June 1 that falsely claimed, “At least a dozen males got off the plane in Boise from Seattle, dressed head to toe in black.” The post, by an Emmett, Idaho, man, warned residents to “Be ready for attacks downtown and residential areas,” and claimed one passenger had “a tattoo that said Antifa America on his arm.”
Politico covered it, too, in their morning email thingie and conclude with an ernest statement:
THERE ARE VERY MANY PEOPLE in the White House who would like TRUMP to win re-election who are against the sit-down TV interviews the president has been doing.
The thing with Republicans is that they fall for Conspiracy Theories because these stories are things that they would do, and they cannot believe that anyone wouldn’t do them. Send a load of thugs to the DNC, you bet they would. They believe that there is a top-down, well-funded cabal of anarchists because they have such a thing for fascists. It is inconceivable that the Left doesn’t. SOROS!!1!
It’s always projection and confirmation with these drooling eff’knuckles.