Joe Scarborough and Rick Wilson trolled by fake Trump tweet

Joe Scarborough and Rick Wilson trolled by fake Trump tweet
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski (Image: MSNBC video screen grab)

[Ed. – Party of intellect]

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and political consultant Rick Wilson both fell for a fake President Donald Trump tweet Monday where Trump appears to claim that the “sitting president” should be shot from a cannon if the Dow Jones plunged.

The fake tweet claims to have been posted in 2015, before Trump became president. In it, Trump allegedly wrote that “if the Dow Joans [sic] ever falls more than 1000 ‘points’ in a Single Day,” the president at that time “should be ‘loaded’ into a very big cannon and Shot into the sun.”

Scarborough and Wilson retweeted the fake post after the Dow Jones fell around 2,000 points Monday. Trump, however, never actually wrote that tweet. Numerous outlets, including Reuters and Snopes, previously fact-checked the tweet as made-up.

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