Courtesy of The Independent:TOGETHER we can save American JOBS, American LIVES, and American FUTURES. #AmericaFirst🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/EWgWWs6noT— President Trump (@POTUS) January 23, 2017
The man behind Donald Trump’s official presidential tweets is a former golf caddy who has repeatedly promoted fake news stories and conspiracy theories on social media.
The official President of the United States (POTUS) Twitter page was updated on Sunday to confirm the messages are being posted by Dan Scavino, Mr Trump’s “assistant” and Director of Social Media.
Mr Scavino has used his own Twitter page to publish a number of untrue posts, including one of a video he said showed Syrian refugees in Germany holding a rally in support of Isis. The event was actually a protest against a German far-right group.
He has also repeatedly shared content from conspiracy theory websites and fake news organisations, including InfoWars - a website whose founder, Alex Jones, believes the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” carried out by the US government, that a number of other terrorist attacks on US soil were also the responsibility of the government, and that Osama in Laden was a CIA asset.
So really nothing has changed.
We can not believe anything tweeted by Donald Trump on his personal account, and we cannot believe anything tweeted on the presidential account.
Oh and we also cannot believe anything said by his press secretary, his spokespeople, or, most likely, anybody in his cabinet.
Well this should be a fun and fact free four years.