After the sudden and unexpected resignation of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn from his role as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, Democrats jumped at the chance to score political points and in the process made themselves look like the utter and complete fools that they are.
At a Tuesday press conference, Nancy Pelosi fell victim to fake news. As she tried to bash Flynn and President Trump, Pelosi referenced two tweets from a Twitter account attributed to @GenMikeFlynn. There’s only one problem. That account is a parody account and not associated with the real Mike Flynn.
Pelosi saw the tweets as an opportunity to really go on the attack against Flynn and Trump. She, of course, got up on her erroneous high horse thinking she had the perfect opportunity to use the “scapegoat” comment as a way to go after more of Trump’s administration as guilty of something. Pelosi, waving her hands for emphasis, launched into an explanation on what a scapegoat is, no doubt thinking it would make her point (her fake news point) more impactful.
“Do you know what a scapegoat is? It means in a community where people want to absolve themselves of guilt, they get a goat and they heap all of the ills onto the goat and then they run the goat out of town.”
“So the inference to be drawn from his statement is that other people have blame that should be shared in all of this.”
After Botox Nan finished and stepped away from the microphone, an aide reportedly leaned in and informed her that the tweet she referenced was fake.
Aide tells Pelosi the "scapegoat" Flynn tweet was fake, "what do you mean it's fake?" She says. pic.twitter.com/tLNQswqfpb
— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) February 14, 2017
Talk about egg on your face!
But, don’t worry, folks. The Democrat Media Complex will likely provide a nice cover for Nancy Pelosi, After all, they typically do what they can to provide a shield from criticism of their Dear Leaders on the left. Had a Republican made such a huge, slanderous faux pas, CNN and MSNBC would be assembling their panels to discuss the integrity and mental state of the offender for the next 24 hours.