President Donald Trump is being widely mocked for promoting a satirical, Christian conservative website's story that Twitter shut itself down on Thursday to block access to a debunked New York Post article in an effort to help Joe Biden.
"Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News" is the headline of the article Trump retweeted. It is from The Babylon Bee, which has been called "the Christian version of The Onion."
Trump left zero possibility that he was just retweeting it because he found it amusing.
"Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T," he tweeted early Friday morning.
The President was quickly mocked, but this time many of the tweets seemed to also suggest concern over his access to America's nuclear launch codes.
President Moron doesn't realize this is a satirical news site. Next, he'll be railing on @TheOnion This would be… https://t.co/VwnHKukhLX— M.I.B - F1V3👁 (@M.I.B - F1V3👁)1602849013.0
As the nation sleeps, Trump claims that Twitter crashed itself to save Joe Biden from the New York Post. His source… https://t.co/Xy2JeRMLjd— Angus Johnston (@Angus Johnston)1602845082.0
Trump can't tell comedy and news apart. Still think he's the best person to have the nuclear codes? https://t.co/bfP4PSyUZx— Luke Drago (@Luke Drago)1602848828.0
Yes, Trump did tweet a satirical article from Babylon Bee thinking it's real news, but then again Trump's daily int… https://t.co/JXbX4BFyae— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1602847580.0
Our President just retweeted Babylon Bee as a serious news story. This is the reality we live in. Our president has… https://t.co/zd09iY2Jeh— Reframing2020 (@Reframing2020)1602848998.0
you can't tell me this dude isn't coked up to the gills. https://t.co/yDIrq3YniU— black moth super gameboy 🏳️🌈 (@black moth super gameboy 🏳️🌈)1602847915.0
This idiot has the nuclear codes. 🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/HnoTFmxYdI— ☃️ Jen Scott - DEMOCRACY WON! ☃️ (@☃️ Jen Scott - DEMOCRACY WON! ☃️)1602843904.0
I cant.....the leader of the free world is being duped by satire....shitty satire at that.... https://t.co/iCHZotu6u2— Dustin M. Czarny (@Dustin M. Czarny)1602845706.0
Trump as racist Uncle, exhibit #3629: Angrily sharing a satire article as if it's legit https://t.co/Lf1YlEjHeM— Nick Langley (@Nick Langley)1602846971.0
Trump Retweeting the satirical Babylon Bee thinking it's a serious story perfectly sums Trump's 4 years in the Whit… https://t.co/dKOMBPsp9b— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1602847437.0
Well now I know where he gets his information and it explains so much. https://t.co/k1tFukF0SO— HG Tomato 🍅 Wash Your Hands (@HG Tomato 🍅 Wash Your Hands)1602848846.0
REMINDER Trump believes satire website (below) are reality HOWEVER Trump denies the reality when told to him by… https://t.co/DOjKViKsPm— Jesse Ferguson (@Jesse Ferguson)1602849113.0
HAHAHAHAHAHA! THIS FUCKIN IDIOT RIGHT HERE https://t.co/2GRGfUcPIS— Stormin Norman (@Stormin Norman)1602848294.0