Twitter added a false description to a trending topic about Donald Trump Jr., repeating the incorrect claim from progressives and mainstream media reporters that he claimed the governor of Texas is a Democrat.
The official Twitter moment claimed “people are confused by Donald Trump Jr’s reference to Texas’ ‘Democratic governor,’ since the current governor, Greg Abbott, is a Republican.”
Same people who always decry “misinformation on social media” have been knowingly pushing the provably false lie that Don Jr. said the TX Gov is a Dem.
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) February 19, 2021
The claim, which a fact-checker at Newsweek and a reporter at the Washington Post conceded is false, arose because Don Jr. claimed that critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during