Nancy Pelosi Disgusted With Trump for Letting People Keep More Money They Earned-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted that she’s disgusted with President Trump for letting people keep more of the money that they earned under the GOP tax reform bill.
A website that allows users to easily create and share fake tweets is behind this false rumor.
The fake tweet surfaced on the website Tweeterino.com in December 2017. It was shared thousands of times on Twitter, leading readers to believe that Nancy Pelosi is disgusted with President Trump for letting people keep more of the money they earn under the GOP tax bill.
In reality, Tweeterino makes it easy for users to generate bogus tweets from people like Pelosi to prank, mislead or confuse the Twitter-using public. Messages can be typed into a text field, and the website creates an image of the tweet that can be shared on Twitter:
Nancy Pelosi has, however, been very critical of President Trump and the GOP’s tax reform plan. But her complaints are centered on the idea that the tax plan “bleeds working families” to pad the pockets of corporations and the richest citizens.
The #GOPTaxScam signed by @realDonaldTrump today breaks every promise he has made to the American middle class. Instead of focusing on forgotten Americans, it bleeds working families dry to pad the pockets of corporations and the wealthiest 1%. https://t.co/bIlFXYK32k pic.twitter.com/Md2S5Zo4x7
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 22, 2017
Tweeterino has been behind a number of false quotes attributed to Democratic female lawmakers. Shortly before the Pelosi tweet surfaced, we investigated another false tweet from U.S. Rep. Shirley Jackson Lee (D-TX). That one blamed President Trump’s “racist hatred of African-Americans” for an Amtrak train derailment in Washington State.