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You've probably never heard of Ian Bremmer, but he's a geopolitical analyst, journalist, and a regular on CNN.
On Sunday, while discussing North Korea, Bremmer shared a fake quote from President Donald Trump and he quickly got caught for fabricating the information.
Bremmer told his Twitter followers Trump said:
"President Trump in Tokyo: 'Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.'"
The problem with that quote is that Trump never said it.
No journalist in the press poll for Trump's recent trip to Japan could verify the President ever made the statement.
Bremmer should know better than to make up false information. After all, he's president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. He's also a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large for Time magazine.
In an effort to defend his false statement, Bremmer told his Twitter followers, "it’s a comment on the state of media and the twitterverse today."
Bremmer's logic: just because it's not true doesn't mean it isn't ingrained in truthiness.
Bremmer defended his actions by calling his fake quote "kinda plausible … especially on Twitter, where people automatically support whatever political position they have."
This is the exact reason why people don't trust the media.
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