Trump Jr. Is Being Dragged And Tossed Online For Attacking Clinton With Crazy Conspiracy Theory
President Donald Trump Jr. started off 2018 by promoting a conspiracy theory that alleges that the New York Times “colluded” with Hillary Clinton while she was the Secretary of State.
The conspiracy promoted by Trump Jr. alleges that the New York Times “colluded” with Hillary Clinton while she was the Secretary of State.
“The double standard never ends. Every day @realDonaldTrump’s win is that much more impressive when you realize all he was actually up against,” Trump’s eldest son wrote on Twitter Monday.
The tweet linked to an article published on the conservative Daily Wire website, which claimed that an email released by WikiLeaks on Sunday night was “proof” that the New York Times “colluded” with the State Department in 2010.
The email released by WikiLeaks was published by New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane. The email shows that he provided the State Department with information about when the newspaper planned to publish articles about a trove of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.
WikiLeaks alleged the New York Times was providing Clinton with “up to 9 days in advance to spin the revelations or create diversions.”
Shane, however, dismissed the allegations as “nonsense,” explaining that the newspaper worked with the State Department to protect dissidents from hostile retaliation from foreign governments.
But that didn’t stop Trump Jr. from promoting the conspiracy claim.
The double standard never ends. Every day @realDonaldTrump’s win is that much more impressive when you realize all he was actually up against. WikiLeaks Drops Proof That NYTimes Colluded With Hillary Clinton | Daily Wire https://t.co/acbdDbmH3e
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 1, 2018
Twitter users were not amused and their responses were swift and brutal:
Explain to your father that should he be indicted and convicted on state charges in New York he could not be pardoned. Just saying.
— Bri High (@BriHigh2) January 1, 2018
What you write here is simply not true. The New York Times consulted with White House and State Department to make sure publication did not put American lives at risk.
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) January 1, 2018
.This is nonsense. Check with the WikiLeaks volunteers who worked on this project. You'll learn WL created an online redaction engine so we could take out names of those who might be imprisoned or worse from cables we published. WL agreed on the consultation with State Dept.
— Scott Shane (@ScottShaneNYT) December 31, 2017
Spoken like someone who has something to hide.
— Les Deplorable (@xinemd) December 31, 2017
You realize that daddy lost the popular vote by 3 million votes?
— Blue Forever (@stitz58) January 1, 2018
Just read Fox News is feeding the White House stories they plan on running over the next week. Thoughts?
— Kevin Jones (@joneskd) January 1, 2018
— Albert Sandoval (@betosando) January 1, 2018
Little Donny starts off the year complaining about Hillary? 😂😂😂
— Merrill Lynch (@MerrillLynched) January 1, 2018
— 🇺🇸IHateCheetos🇺🇸 (@favabean7) January 1, 2018
You seriously believe this site run by a white supremicist who has admitted they print lies and make up stories to appeal to the very limited. Congratulations, you're among that group.
— wrylyslack (@juno814) January 1, 2018
— Lance Cooper (@804StreetMedia) January 1, 2018
In November 2017, it was revealed that Trump Jr. had exchanged private messages with WikiLeaks on Twitter in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
The messages have been turned over to congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.