Why Is The President Of The United States Spreading Conspiracy Theories ?
There is a blogger named Larry Johnson. I first read of him in 2008 when he was spreading anti-Obama rumors akin to birtherism. After that election I didnt pay any attention to him any more and had totally forgotten he existed. But I guess he has been toiling away in the underbelly of the internet and now Trump is gurgling up a latter day Larry Johnson theory - that Britain helped Obama spy on Trump's presidential campaign.
“Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses United Kingdom Intelligence of helping Obama Administration Spy on the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign.” @ OANN WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!
Larry Johnson is in no way shape or form a reliable source of information, particularly when it comes to conspiracy mongering. He has been caught numerous times in the past fabricating stories.
Here are a couple
In 2008, he spread a false claim that Michelle Obama had been videotaped using a slur against white people.
In 2013, Johnson falsely accused then-Secretary of State John F. Kerry of having committed war crimes in Vietnam, alleging that Kerry had “raped some poor Vietnamese woman.”
More recently, he has maintained that the CIA rather than Russia might have been behind the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-promotes-baseless-accusation-of-british-spying-a-day-after-accepting-an-invitation-for-a-state-visit-from-the-queen/2019/04/24/b8e19632-6678-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html
What I would like to know , particularly from Trump supporters, is why it is acceptable, to anyone , for the president of the United States to be spreading conspiracy theories.
And in no way is this an anomaly for Trump. He either believes in or as advocated dozens of conspiracy theories in the past. I'm not going to mention them here, but if anyone doubts it just search Trump Believes In Conspiracies.
Of course , at one point Donald Trump actually led a conspiracy theory, the racist "theory" that President Obama was not born in the United States.
Doesn't the president of the United States have a responsibility to be level-headed, to be thoughtful, to be accurate? Or is he supposed to be just another fool spewing out reckless, unproven, and almost always unfounded allegations on twitter which are designed to do nothing more than foster anarchy and distrust?
Donald Trump has dozens of profound malfunctions and dysfunctions that make him unfit to lead America. His reckless and stupid promotion of conspiracies deserves a prominent place on that list.