Having lost the 2020 election, President Trump continues to spread baseless conspiracy theories of voter fraud to try and undermine democracy for his own gain.
Trump's latest false conspiracy theory involves the idea that Democrat Joe Biden won the election because ballots belonging to dead people were submitted in his favor.
In support of his claim, President Trump shared a report from Tucker Carlson.
It came as no surprise to anyone that the President hadn't checked his facts before tweeting them out to his millions of followers.
It turns out Carlson himself had already debunked the claim and apologized for it prior to the President's tweet.
Trump's latest false claim was debunked before he even made it. https://t.co/FtUeQYhZun— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1605687539.0
The Trump campaign and Tucker Carlson declared Deborah Jean Christiansen’s Georgia vote a fraud, since a woman by t… https://t.co/YPCLVW9Odb— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1605713696.0
Investigators who had looked into these "dead votes" even chimed into to let the President know he was spreading misinformation.
@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, we investigated & debunked these claims last week. A 96-year-old widow was accused… https://t.co/3nBz64e9XT— Brendan Keefe (@Brendan Keefe) 1605655292.0
@appalachiatiger We are still investigating & so is the Sec. of State. A 3rd was removed from the Fulton roles upon… https://t.co/UxM7pD3G6u— Brendan Keefe (@Brendan Keefe) 1605657076.0
@realDonaldTrump The truth. It matters. https://t.co/C6oMZCBmQF— Brendan Keefe (@Brendan Keefe) 1605656445.0
Twitter, of course, responded by mocking Trump relentlessly.
@realDonaldTrump "I SEE DEAD PEOPLE"— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report) 1605652875.0
The President truly seems disconnected from reality.
@realDonaldTrump fact check: NO— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1605652901.0
@realDonaldTrump Another time posting this https://t.co/4JC4F32Doi— Mario (@Mario) 1605652859.0
Trump's true intentions behind spreading these debunked conspiracy theories aren't exactly a well-kept secret.
@realDonaldTrump You gotta wonder if they’re so sure that dead people voted, why they won’t actually bring it to co… https://t.co/TYPjafD37w— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1605653374.0
What a series! 1) Trump campaign makes false allegations of dead people voting 2) Tucker Carlson repeats them in a… https://t.co/HWSPGNdByR— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1605663432.0
The President of the United States shouldn't be the nation's most prominent conspiracy theorists, and the results of the November elections showed most Americans agree with that assessment.