World News – US – Trump defends conspiracy theory by retweeting claiming bin Laden is alive


The day before, the Navy Seal who killed Bin Laden criticized Trump for ‘trampling the graves’ of heroes

US President Donald Trump defended the retweet of a widely denied conspiracy theory about Osama Bin Laden at a town hall event on NBC on Thursday

Moderator Savannah Guthrie asked Trump about the retweet, saying, « Why would you send a lie like this to your followers? »

Trump replied: « It was a retweet, I will post it People can decide for themselves »

Guthrie, dissatisfied, replied, « I don’t understand You’re the president You’re not, like, the crazy uncle of someone who can just retweet anything »

Pres Trump: « That was a retweet, I’ll post it People can decide for themselves » @SavannahGuthrie: « I don’t understand You’re the president You’re not, like, crazy uncle of someone who can just retweet anything « #TrumpTownHall picTwittercom / Im0QFy7VOU

A former Navy Seal who was there when US forces killed Osama Bin Laden debunks the false conspiracy theory on the raid that was pushed by Pres Trump « You really trample the graves of some of the best heroes I have with I personally worked « photoTwittercom / VHwW5A5XVb

Trump spread the conspiracy theory with a retweet on Twitter on Tuesday, alleging that Bin Laden is still alive and that Joe Biden and Barack Obama « may have had Seal Team 6 killed »

Former Navy Seal who killed Bin Laden blasted Trump Wednesday on CNN Robert O’Neill, 44, expressed shock at Chris Cuomo’s reception to see « the country’s highest ranked person trampling on graves of some of the best heroes « in the United States

This article is one of the most deranged works of political fiction I have ever seen imageTwittercom / R1kLl5VF4Z

The tweet Trump retweeted read, « Hiden Biden and Obama may have killed Seal Team 6! » EXPLOSIVE: CIA whistleblower exposes alleged role of Biden with Deaths of Seal team – claims to have documented proof RETWEET !!!  »

The tweet is from an account linked to QAnon’s conspiracy theory and linked to an article that exposes the conspiracy theory in more detail

my god the president has to be careful what he retweets because people might get the impression that he might be deranged https: // tco / L5MqBTTS1p

President Trump today retweeted a conspiracy theory from a QAnon account that claimed Barack Obama accidentally killed twice the body of Osama Bin Laden. No one cared! Nothing matters at all! imageTwittercom / fitHAnbbOi

The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer explains that this « bizarre theory, which goes even beyond the norms of usual right-wing Benghazi claims, also alleges that Osama bin Laden’s double body, rather than the terrorist brain him -self, was killed in 2011  »

Twitter has since suspended the account retweeted by Trump after the tweet went viral following its increase Twitter reactions were swift and condemned Trump’s promotion of conspiracy theory

CNN presenter Jake Tapper called it « sheer madness » Trump critic George Conway joked, « my God the president should be careful what he retweet because people might have the impression that he may be disturbed »

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