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Ted Cruz Forced To Delete Tweet After Sharing Fake Story About ‘Muslim White Supremacists’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fell for an online ruse and had to delete an article he shared suggesting that some Muslims in the United States are becoming “white supremacists.”

According to Mediaite, Cruz tweeted out a screenshot of what he claimed was an article from the Atlantic which was titled “The Evolution of White Supremacy” and included a subtitle which read:

“In Dearborn Michigan, Muslim parents who oppose teaching pornography to children become the new face of the far right.”

To that, Cruz added this notation: “The Left is beyond parody.”

Not long afterwards, CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale busted Cruz for his gullibility.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn this isn’t the first time the Texas senator has fallen for an online fake, as Aaron Blake of The Washington Posted pointed out:

That led Cruz to later say he didn’t know the screenshot he shared was faked, and attempted to blame it all on others, a common tactic among Republicans who cannot admit their own ignorance and failure to at least run something through a quick Google search before posting it online for all the world to see and mock.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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