President Donald Trump’s eldest son perpetuated the fake story of executions happening via helicopter in Afghanistan.
Donald Trump Jr. created an image using President Joe Biden’s logo with a helicopter dangling a body. He certainly wasn’t the only one to push the debunked story. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) both pushed the fake news this week, CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale tweeted.
The group of them were duped by a self-described comedian who posted a blurry video showing a man dangling from a rope attached to a helicopter. The comedian captioned it as: “Taliban hanging someone from a helicopter in Kandahar.”
“Nobody was executed on the Kandahar helicopter flight depicted in the viral videos,” said Dale. “Other footage shows that the man dangling from the helicopter was wearing a harness around his body, not a noose around his neck, and that he was moving freely — even appearing to wave.”
See the tweet below:
Donald Trump Jr. has changed his Twitter banner to a Biden-mocking image featuring a man appearing to be hanged fro… https://t.co/IY7T8Eh8Rc
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8)