Here’s hoping this is the last we’ll have to hear about “fake news” for a long time — which, ironically enough, is coming to us courtesy of President Trump‘s own campaign staffers.
The Trump campaign’s Communications Director, Tim Murtaugh, tweeted out a photo this weekend that showed the walls of the interior of their headquarters in Arlington, VA completely plastered with copies of a newspaper front page that read, “President Gore.”
The paper was supposedly the front page of the Washington Times from 2000 — Tim was trying to show they got it wrong and called a Gore win prematurely. He wrote, “Greeting staff @TeamTrump HQ this morning, a reminder that the media doesn’t select the President.”
The conservative Washington Times fact-checks the Trump Campaign’s Communications Director @TimMurtaugh pic.twitter.com/K7U3RmrrTv
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 8, 2020 @yashar
The problem … that front page is FAKE, and the outlet actually called him out over it on Twitter — noting the photos/headline were doctored, and NOT what they ran at the time.
Of course, somebody tracked down the actual front page TWT ran in 2000 after Election Day, and sure enough … they actually called it for George W. Bush (which, while still premature the day after, ended up being correct in the end). In other words, actual fake news that Team Trump fell for, and taped up in their offices. Murtaugh eventually deleted his post.
It’s just a testament that Trump’s delusion about this election and his unfounded claims of a rigged system and voter fraud runs deep through his ranks … which is not a good sign of what’s to come.
As we’ve told you, Trump has remained firm in his stance that he will NOT concede anytime soon, and instead vows to fight these results in court until a judge/judges can weigh in.