Hashtag #JusticeForCarolyn trends as libs claim Trump killed his personal assistant in 2000, and people believe it

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A hashtag seen trending online Tuesday is a perfect encapsulation of the #FakeNews era we now live in, where the media cannot be trusted without a painstaking review of underlying agendas.

The hashtag, #JusticeForCarolyn, reportedly began trending after the popular parody account on Twitter tweeted out a message to its 6.1 million followers.

The tweet appears to be a tongue-in-cheek response to a tangent President Donald Trump has been on for the past week or so about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and the death of an intern in his office in 2001 — the president refers to the incident as a “cold case,” suggesting the possibility of foul play.

“Donald Trump killed his personal assistant, Carolyn Gombell, in October 2000. He strangled her because he’d gotten her pregnant and was threatening to tell the press. Then he bribed NYPD Police Chief Bernie [Kerik] to cover it up. IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE. #JusticeForCarolyn.”

The series of tweets concluded with this production:

For the record, there is nothing to suggest that Carolyn Gombell is an actual person, at least not in the context presented, or that the incident described ever took place.

The Twitter account proceeds to list a litany of alleged “facts” to convict Trump — all of it a “fugazi.”

As the hashtag began trending, there was a bizarre result, where the line between fact and fiction not only blurred, but disappeared entirely. In perusing the responses, it becomes impossible to tell the difference between sarcasm and unhinged, poorly-informed zealotry.

In the eyes of too many low information folks, make-believe morphed into reality.

Not that we haven’t seen this movie before with the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie, a false narrative created on the left to hang a cop for a crime he didn’t commit.

The production was given a boost by so-called “Republican” political operative Rick Wilson, the unprincipled Never Trump troll who has been successfully monetizing his hatred of the president.

Here’s a sampling of some of the results seen on Twitter — the scary thing here being how easy social media can be used to distort reality and divert from the truth:


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