Eric Bonner on Hillary Clinton-Unproven!
Eric Bonner on Hillary Clinton-Unproven!Summary of eRumor: Eric Bonner, a military K9 handler, explained in a viral Facebook post that he’s not going to vote for Hillary Clinton because, he concludes, “Hillary doesn’t care about anyone but Hillary.” The Truth: Given that key details of this rumor can't be confirmed — like Eric Bonner's name and his role as a military K9 handler — we're classifying this one as unproven. In a post that was shared nearly 200,000 times within days of being on July 28th, Bonner explains that as a former military K9 handler, he had been assigned to details involving distinguished visitors. Hillary Clinton was one of those distinguished visitors, Bonner writes, and she wasn’t happy to see his service dog in her quarters:
One of my Last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with sweeps of her DV Quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me? "Get that Fucking dog away from me." Then she turns to her Security Detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters. For the next 20 minutes while I sit there waiting to be released she lays into her detail, slamming the door in their faces when she's done. The Detail lead walks over apologizes and releases me. I apologize to him for getting him in trouble. His words "Happens every day, Brother"Bonner also contrasts Clinton’s reaction to the dog with the reactions of George W. Bush (he made a joke and gave Bonner a high five) and Barack Obama (he asked what the hell kind of dog it was) to demonstrate how shrill Clinton's response was. And, in the end, Bonner concluded he that he wouldn’t vote for Clinton because, “Hillary doesn’t’ care about anyone but Hillary.” In a follow-up post, Bonner wrote that Facebook temporarily suspended his account after the original post went viral. He had changed his name on the social media platform about a year ago, Bonner wrote, and Facebook required him to provide a govern:
About a year ago, out of an abundance of caution due to what I did for a living, I changed how my name was displayed on Facebook. While no specific threats were made, there were plenty of general threats that I had a hard time ignoring. I would be devastated if harm came to my family or friends because of my chosen profession.
Facebook suspended my account until my name could be Verified. The timing of it was interesting. They wanted me to provide government ID. Which ultimately I did not end up providing. End Result? As you can see my profile is back up and running. However, I feel like this won't be the end of this type of "Contact."Given that it’s not clear what Bonner’s real name is, there’s no way to confirm whether or not his account of Clinton is true. That’s why we’re calling this one “unproven.”
Collected on: 08/02/2016
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
I’m not Voting for Clinton.
It has nothing to do with her views. It really doesn’t even matter about all the laws she broke.
It’s because She actually talked to me once. Almost a sentence. But first, some background.
Being a K9 handler in the Military I got to do a few details involving Distinguished Visitors. Mostly Generals, DOD Officials, and Secretaries of Defense. I was lucky enough to pull two awesome details. George W Bush, and Obama.
GW looked at me, said “Man, who’d you piss off” high fived me, and continued on. I was climbing down from a catwalk I stood on for 4 hours with nothing but Dust and a radio to keep me company. The radio died early on. It was pretty sweet.
Obama, as he was walking out to his plane in Turkey, said “What the hell kind of dog is that?!” In reference to Suli.
One of my Last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with sweeps of her DV Quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me? “Get that Fucking dog away from me.” Then she turns to her Security Detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters. For the next 20 minutes while I sit there waiting to be released she lays into her detail, slamming the door in their faces when she’s done. The Detail lead walks over apologizes and releases me. I apologize to him for getting him in trouble. His words “Happens every day, Brother”
Hillary doesn’t care about anyone but Hillary.