Posted by Curt on 26 May, 2019 at 1:28 pm. 16 comments already!


Ian Bremmer, a geo-political analyst, journalist and cable news regular, on Sunday shared a fabricated tweet featuring a false quote from President Trump about North Korea, which Bremmer later admitted making up.

But not before it was shared widely by Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., a prominent Trump critic, and a swath of commentators and journalists, including anti-Trump analyst Ana Navarro-Cardenas — leading Bremmer to later delete it.

Bremmer’s tweet captured a supposed quote from Trump, “Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.”

The quote was unverified by journalists in the traveling pool with Trump in Japan. Once confronted about it online by a Washington Examiner reporter, Bremmer admitted it was false, though he said it could be “plausible.”

Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, is a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large for Time Magazine.

Bremmer later defended sharing a fake Trump quote by saying that “it’s a comment on the state of media and the twitterverse today.”

Bremmer also responded to the reporter’s tweet by calling his own tweet an “objectively ludicrous quote.” And Bremmer tried to defend his spreading of false information by calling his fake quote “kinda plausible… especially on Twitter, where people automatically support whatever political position they have.”

“That’s the point,” Bremmer claimed.

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