Sometimes the news just writes itself. On Friday, FEMA tweeted this message:
We have created a rumor control page for Hurricane #Florence that will be updated regularly. During disasters, it’s critical to avoid spreading false information. Always check with official sources before sharing. https://t.co/PAjGQZJ1Nt pic.twitter.com/z4L0r1YjAT
— FEMA (@fema) September 12, 2018
It was retweeted by Donald Trump. Yup, the same person who the day before tweeted that the official government numbers for the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico are fake news cooked up by the Democrats. A tweet that was immediately debunked and even had Republicans rolling their eyes in disbelief.
The response on Twitter was immediate, asking “Where is the rumor control page for @realDonaldTrump’s Twitter feed? During this disaster of the Trump administration, it is critical to avoid spreading false information.”
Other people suggested that the best way to avoid spreading false information would be to take Trump’s phone away.
Also published on Medium.