In a press conference House Democrats held today to bloviate over the controversy with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. (F, 14%) was caught red-handed quoting from a fake Twitter account to bash the now-former Trump administration national security adviser.
During a press conference just now, Elijah Cummings cited these tweets from a fake Mike Flynn account to bash him. pic.twitter.com/GH7OlPLbsO
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) February 14, 2017
In his defense, he was just following the lead from Queen Democrat herself, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (F, 10%) who went off on Flynn for a full two minutes over the word “scapegoat.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 14, 2017
“I’m going to make a tweet myself. It’s not scapegoat, it’s stonewall.” Meanwhile, everyone on the internet were like this:
Pelosi going after Flynn for this scapegoat tweet. it's not a real account!
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) February 14, 2017
When an aide told Pelosi the tweets were fake she reportedly turned to him and said, I kid you not, “What do you mean it’s fake!?”
Aide tells Pelosi the "scapegoat" Flynn tweet was fake, "what do you mean it's fake?" She says. pic.twitter.com/tLNQswqfpb
— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) February 14, 2017
Oof. That look on her face is priceless. Here’s another angle.
Here's Pelosi being told by an aide oops the Flynn "scapegoat" tweet is from a fake acct. "They told me it's real?" pic.twitter.com/LfUtOwFwa8
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) February 14, 2017
Way to go, Nancy.
""What do you mean it's fake," Pelosi reportedly asked."
*slow clap* https://t.co/5BS8yIqbeb
— crab_aesthetics カニの美 (@crab_aesthetics) February 14, 2017
Maybe House Democrats need a younger leader, someone who understands the interwebs.
The first prerequisite for someone to replace Nancy Pelosi: Does Not Fall For Fake Twitter Accounts
— honer for becca 🌹 (@hspaulds) February 14, 2017
Or maybe Pelosi just needs to hire better interns.
How did Pelosi's staff send her to a presser with info from a fake Flynn twitter account? It will be a tough afternoon for whomever it was.
— JP (@JPnMiami) February 14, 2017
The greatest part of this story, though, is that both of these Democrats fell for the fake account because The New York Times fell for it first.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 14, 2017
Classic fake news.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are Conservative Political Philosophy, the American Founding, and Progressive Rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations: @ChrisCPandolfo.