Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, has decided to join the Bullshit Parade being conducted by right-wingers across the country and circulate an unsubstantiated claim that the collapse of a condominium in Surfside, Florida, was an act of “domestic terrorism.”
Kirk posted this on Twitter:
There’s not a shred of truth to that tweet, as Mediaite noted:
“Authorities have yet to give an update on the reason for the collapse, but during a Thursday news conference, the county’s mayor, Daniella Levine Cava (D), said it was a ‘structural engineering question.’
“According to the New York Times, ‘The building had been about to undergo extensive repairs for rusted steel and damaged concrete, Kenneth S. Direktor, a lawyer involved in the project, said on Thursday. The repairs had been scheduled as part of a review and recertification process for 40-year-old buildings.'”
Be sure and note what Kirk did, because it’s the very same sort of thing failed, one-term former President Donald Trump has been known to do: Claim that “some people are saying…” Then you add whatever lie you want and pretend it’s true. Since people are saying it, you don’t have to own the lie because you can always claim you heard it from someone else.
Kirk got plenty of pushback on social media for his dose of fake news:
If we’re lucky, maybe Charlie will have his Twitter account suspended, just like his tangerine Lord and Savior. The world would be a better place without the two of them spreading lies.