Donald Trump Jr. certainly hasn’t strayed far from the path laid out by his father and his father’s associates.
On Monday, he posted literal fake news to Twitter. His post was a link from the wildly partisan Gateway Pundit and claimed that CNN had fabricated a story about a group of Muslims protesting in London in support of the victims of the recent London Bridge terror incident.
The post utilized footage that showed Muslim individuals with demonstration signs being gestured into camera shot, and vitriolic right wing commentators seized upon this footage to claim that the whole demonstration was fabricated.
In a statement from a CNN Representative to Fox News, the network responded to the claims against them, as peddled by the Gateway Pundit and others:
‘This story is nonsense. The group of demonstrators that was at the police cordon was being allowed through by officers so they could show their signs to the gathered media. The CNN crew along with other media present simply filmed them doing so.’
No matter how nonsensical the allegations against CNN in this case are, however, Donald Trump Jr. didn’t shy away from tweeting about it.
Check out his post below.
Check out some of the best replies — including one from CNN (!) — below.