Donald Trump supporters, apparently taking after their beloved serial-liar-in-chief, have been sharing numerous photos around the internet purporting to show the ‘massive’ crowds at the president’s campaign rally being held tonight in Phoenix. Indeed, why a sitting president is even holding a campaign rally a mere seven months into his term of office is baffling until one considers the cacophony of egotism and megalomania that constantly reverberates around our president’s skull.
With his supporters on the ground in Phoenix already having taken care of egregious racism and promoting right-wing terrorism, it was left to Mr. Trump’s online followers to round out the trifecta of Trumpism by spreading blatant misinformation.
Here is a prominent conservative tweeter attempting to pass off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory parade as a throng of adoring Trump fans. We couldn’t post the original tweet because the snowflake deleted her original post, presumably with no understanding that she herself was spreading the so-called “fake news” she and her fellow Trump supporters see in everything ever.
Trump supporters desperately spreading fake photos on Twitter "from" Trump's Phoenix Rally. pic.twitter.com/NzEG8I04zX
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) August 23, 2017
Numerous other Trump supporters have shared the same image, as well as others from the same Cavaliers victory parade, as evidence of the ‘silent majority’ of Trump supporters. In reality, Trump’s rally drew a paltry crowd and the only throngs lining the streets outside the Phoenix Convention Center tonight were thousands upon thousands of upstanding Americans who heeded the moral call to protest Trump’s hatred and bigotry.
James DeVinne is a student at American University in Washington, DC majoring in International Service with a focus on the Middle East and South Asia. He is a founding member of Occupy Baltimore and interns at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.