President Trump is infamous for his tenuous relationship with the truth. Never before have we had a leader who has been quite so disrespectful to facts and the reality in which we live in, as he prefers to stay ensconced in his artificial mental refuge of delusion where the cruel evidence of his own inadequacies and failures can’t hurt him.
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That, unfortunately, extends to the president’s Twitter account, which functions as the pulpit from which the prophet of mindless ignorance preaches his pernicious creed. That much was made this morning, when he used it to retweet Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk’s astonishing statements about the recent fuel tax riots in France.
There are riots in socialist France because of radical leftist fuel taxes
Media barely mentioning this
America is booming, Europe is burning
They want to cover up the middle class rebellion against cultural Marxism
“We want Trump” being chanted through the streets of Paris
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 4, 2018
Twenty-five-year-old Charlie Kirk traffics in the most asinine of propaganda, his smug tweets jam-packed with meaningless buzzwords and complete fabrications that misrepresents everything that his Koch Brother masters don’t like as being “socialist.”
So, of course, the marriage of Kirk and Trump is a match made in the eighth circle of hell. Trump certainly only retweeted this because Kirk alleged that people were chanting “We Want Trump” through the streets of Paris…which is preposterous because people in France don’t speak English.
Everything in this tweet is profoundly false, and it’s been broadcast to over fifty million people. FRANCE24’s White House correspondent, Philip Crowther, angrily took to Twitter to debunk Kirk’s nonsense and set the record straight.
Lies being re-tweeted by the President: Europe is obviously not burning, and “we want Trump” is not being chanted through the streets of Paris. Also, the fuel taxes are not radical leftist and France is not socialist. Any other lies? pic.twitter.com/fOZSvAPMYW
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) December 4, 2018
France is far from a “socialist” country, they just happen to have a social welfare state and healthcare system that far outshines our own. Emmanuel Macron is not a “radical leftist,” he’s a center-right centrist who has been accused of favoring the wealthy over the middle class, and these riots are an outpouring of that frustration. “Cultural Marxism” is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory beloved by white supremacists.
This video that’s making the rounds on social media of “French” people shouting “We Want Trump” in English? It’s from Britain.
It’s hard to comprehend how anyone could believe this obvious nonsense, but that’s the grim reality that we face today. A significant segment of the population has gleefully followed Trump off the cliff into la-la land, and it is vitally important that we do everything we can to keep these ridiculous lies from getting more traction than they already do.