President Donald Trump can ban the media from White House briefings, but he can’t stop the world from fact checking his obnoxious lies. Which is what one woman did after he once again fed Islamophobia.
Back on February 7, Trump tweeted that an Islamic terrorist attacked the Louvre Museum. At the time of his tweeting, very little was known about the attack.
Yet Trump didn’t wait for the facts to come in before he said:
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
A Parisian woman took the time to fact check him and found that message to be infused with lies.
Egie Wild, an English-speaking Parisian, took to her Facebook to both thank the president for his concern and correct his remarks. Her original goal was to reach out to her American friends who strongly oppose Trump, but soon found her message had been shared a few hundred times.
First of all, it didn’t happen at the Louvre Museum. It happened in the Carrousel du Louvre, which is a mall. We need a president who knows the difference between the two.
Second of all, Trump hyped it up and made it sound as though tourists were being held hostage. Not so much. As with any dangerous situation, visitors were kept inside while law enforcement took control of the scene. Saying they were ‘locked down’ indicates something massive occurred. Bigly. Huge.
Third of all, Wild said that France was not on edge again. This wasn’t anything like the Charlie Hebdo attack. In fact, she didn’t even hear about it until ten hours after it happened. Life went on just fine in France. Probably much better than for those of us living under the Trump dictatorship.
The icing on the cake, however, was promoting his Muslim travel ban. ‘GET SMART U.S.’ is his not so subtle way of saying we need to reinstate his travel ban. There’s just one hypocritical problem.
The attacker was from Egypt, which Trump did not put on the list. Wild points out why, saying:
“Oh and by the way, the man is from Egypt, you know, the country you didn’t ban from entering the US (because of your personal affairs?).”
Here’s the full Facebook post.
Feature Image Source: Screenshot Via Twitter.