By Shawn Rice
Malia Obama making comments that President Donald Trump supporters should not receive help following the events from Hurricane Harvey is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the former U.S. president’s daughter stated that Trump supporters should be let down in hurricane aid.
Where did this fake news originate? America’s Last Line of Defense published the story on Sept. 3, 2017, reporting that Obama made comments about Trump supporters affected by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall in Texas and has been blamed for at least 47 deaths. About 43,000 people are being housed in shelters. You can read the fake news article below.
Since she’s a princess, Malia obama has been getting the “royal treatment” at Harvard and naturally, the second issue of the school newspaper contained an interview with her. But this wasn’t a fluff piece by any means.
During her talk with Harvard Quibbler editor Joe Smolsteen, the eldest Obama daughter reportedly answered a phone call and, according to Smolsteen, said the words “They all voted for Trump, let them drown” – a remark apparently connected to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
“Let them drown,” Ms. Obama? These are good men and woman who just want to live their daily lives without worrying that an act of God will take it all away from them. Someone should remind Malia that many of those men and women whose lives are being torn apart voted for her father, not that this should matter.
The rest of the interview focused on Malia’s future film career and what it was like to live in the White House – “Boring,” according to Obama.
Like mother, like daughter, I guess! Michelle Obama famously complained that she felt tortured living in the White House because it was built by slaves (this is a lie).
However, there is no truth to the above story. For one thing, there is no record of a Joe Smolsteen with the Harvard Quibbler. Additionally, the name is eerily similar to Joel Osteen who himself has received plenty of negative attention following his lack of response to help Hurricane Harvey victims.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Malia Obama Just Said The Most DISGUSTING Thing About Hurricane Victims https://t.co/DZyAKe5gMd
— Elizabeth Walker (@wlkelzb) September 3, 2017
— Obama Updates (@obamolizer) September 3, 2017
Malia Obama Just Said The Most DISGUSTING Thing About Hurricane Victims https://t.co/BmUgnX7Nkc
— Kathy dubay (@kathy_dubay) September 3, 2017
Last Line of Defense is fake news site. Its disclaimer states the following:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that uses the imagination of liberals to expose the extreme bigotry and hate and subsequent blind gullibility that festers in right-wing nutjobs. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all Go to the full article.
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