Donald Trump is notorious for his tenuous relationship with the truth and for his tendency to make wild accusations only supported by vague remarks like “some people are saying it, not me, but lots of people.” His most recent conspiracy theory – that Hillary Clinton somehow arranged for the execution of an Iranian nuclear scientist because of emails – is one of the his more absurd assertions – which is really saying something.
Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2016
The denizens of Twitter, who have found enormous amusement at Trump’s expense this election season, jumped on his choice of evidence and began to provide their own evidence for similarly ridiculous accusations.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) August 9, 2016
— darth™ (@darth) August 9, 2016
— DGCurry (@DGCanuck) August 9, 2016
#manypeoplearesaying that Trump stole the idea of the wall from Pink Floyd.
— Jesse Barnett (@rightarmjesse) August 8, 2016
— jacqui (@heyjdey) August 8, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying Obama cleaned up George W Bush’s mess and Trump is a racist psychopathic jackass
— Jesse LaGreca (@JesseLaGreca) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying that Trump won’t release his tax returns because his income is listed in rubles.
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying Trump has issues with…boundaries.
Not saying it’s true, but some are saying it’s creepy. pic.twitter.com/x0u1xDMlYV
— leah mcelrath (@leahmcelrath) August 9, 2016
— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying Donald Trump is off his meds.
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying Trump should be shot out of a cannon into the Canadian wilderness. Not me. I think he should be a zoo exhibit.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 9, 2016
#manypeoplearesaying that we don’t know where Trump’s hair was born.
— Darth Sarcastus ☕️ (@bahdum) May 30, 2012
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.