Tags:
  1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Donald Trump Reopens 911 fake.

    On October 18th 2015 (over a year ago), a satirical/fake news site "World News Daily Report" published a fake news story about Donald Trump, saying:



    This story appears to be almost entirely fake. Trump did give a rally speech in Richmond, Henrico County, on Oct 14th 2015. However the speech makes no mention of 9/11 and Trump does not answer questions from the crowd.

    The "World News Daily Report" is also obviously fake, even stating:
    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/disclaimer_/
    The site also has numerous ludicrous clickbait stories.

    Unfortunately the story was regurgitated by the lower end of online media. First reappearing today (November 11th, 2016) on "Your News Wire" a clickbait site that focusses on Conspiracy Theories. They simply cut and paste the WNDR fake story, and added a few paragraphs.

    Then it was was repeated by the UK's "Daily Star" tabloid site, and widely repeated by hopeful 9/11 conspiracy theorists on social media.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2016
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

  3. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    I suspect the timing was inspired by real (and very different) comments by Trump, reported the previous day (October 18 2015) on the September 11 attacks.

    However, quite contrary to the WNDR claim, Trump was actually making the point that his tough stance on immigration would have prevented the foreign perpetrators from being in the country in the first place.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...nted-11-attacks-extending-feud-with-bush.html

     
  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, realized that after checking the Internet Archive. I've updated the OP to reflect this.
     
  5. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Trump HAS long suggested that the blame for 9/11 rests, at least in part, with Saudi Arabia.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi...de_center_secret_papers_may_blame_saudis.html
    That was from a feb 16 2016 event, so after the original fake story. But obviously he's said similar things for a while. In this instance (39:45) it's just a minor aside - he's actually attacking Lindsay Graham for his support of the Iraq war, basically saying that 9/11 was an incorrect justification for invading Iraq.