IBremmer, a geopolitical badyst, journalist and cable news journalist, on Sunday shared a tweet made with a false quote from President Trump about North Korea, which Bremmer admitted later.
But not before it was broadly shared by Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, a leading Trump critic, and a host of commentators and journalists, including anti-Trump badyst Ana Navarro-Cardenas, leading Bremmer to eliminate it later.
Bremmer's tweet captured an alleged Trump quote: "Kim Jong Un is smarter and would be a better president than Sleepy Joe Biden."
President Trump in Tokyo: "Kim Jong Un is smarter and would be a better president than Sleepy Joe Biden."
– ian bremmer (@ianbremmer)
May 26, 2019
The appointment was not verified by journalists in the travel group with Trump in Japan. Once confronted online by a Washington Examiner The reporter Bremmer admitted that it was false, although he said it could be "plausible".
Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, is a foreign affairs columnist and editor of Time Magazine.
Bremmer then defended himself by sharing a fake Trump quote saying "it's a comment on the state of the media and Twitter today."
Bremmer also responded to the reporter's tweet by calling his own tweet an "objectively ridiculous quote." And Bremmer tried to defend his dissemination of false information by calling his fake appointment "a little plausible … especially on Twitter, where people automatically support any political position they have."
"That's the point," said Bremmer.
The statement fabricated by Bremmer follows a controversial tweet from President Trump himself last Sunday, where Trump dismissed concerns about ongoing missile tests by North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un. Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden and said that Kim Jong Un "smiled when he said that Swampman Joe Biden was an individual with low IQ and something worse."
North Korea fired some small arms, which disturbed some of my people and others, but not me. I am confident that President Kim will keep his promise, and he also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden an individual with low IQ, and worse. Maybe that's sending me a signal?
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
May 26, 2019