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Clueless Conservatives Got Duped Into Honoring Lee Harvey Oswald On Memorial Day

You probably didn’t notice because you were busy with your own activities on Memorial Day, but it turns out that conservatives proved yet again just how ignorant they are of history when several well-known right-wingers got duped into celebrating the military service of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

It all began when Ken Klippenstein a reporter for The Intercept sent a photo of Oswald as a young private first class in the U.S. Marines along with this note:

“My grandpa’s a big fan of yours and is a veteran, he would be thrilled if you could RT this photo of him for Memorial Day.”

The list of those who fell for the prank includes Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, and hack documentarian/convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza.

In short order, Lee Harvey Oswald began trending on Twitter:

Best of all, however, were some of the comments from others on Twitter as they celebrated the fact that the prominent right-wingers had just been punked: