Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Tweets President Trump Determined to Start War with North Japan-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) tweeted that President Trump is determined to start war with “North Japan” and referenced Nixon bombing Germans at Pearl Harbor.
A website that allows users to generate fake tweets from high-profile people is behind Sheila Jackson Lee’s bogus tweet about Trump starting war with North Japan.
The historically inaccurate fake tweet first surfaced in December 2017 and re-circulated in January 2018. In it, Jackson Lee appears to bungle historical details of historical events during the 20th century and invent “North Japan.”
In reality, a Tweeterino.com user created the fake tweet. The website allows users to type whatever they want into a field, and then it turns it into an image that looks like a tweet from public figures. Users can then share screen grabs of the tweets, often misleading and confusing others:
Sheila Jackson Lee has been a frequent target of Tweeterino.com users. We previously debunked a tweet claiming that she blamed a train derailment in Washington State on Trump’s “racist agenda.” This “North Japan” tweet is the latest hoax.