Scam Artist Admits Writing FAKE TRUMP Stories To CASH In On Gullible Supporters!
A man is admitting that his fake stories were trumped up in order to cash in on the President-elect’s gullible followers, and he might have accidentally helped the moron get into office.
From the New York Post:
Paul Horner has spread a viral slew of stupefying news hoaxes over the years, including one doozy about how a 3 million-strong contingent of Amish folks in Ohio helped propel Trump to the White House.
His tall tales spread like wildfire, and caught the attention of The Donald’s team, including son Eric and his then-campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who posted links to his reports as if they were legit.
This was one of the most infuriating aspects of the primary and the election – the Trump campaign would excrete out any story they thought would help them no matter how false it was. All we could do is watch helplessly as angry witless supporters retweeted and reposted the execrable lies.
“I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything,” Horner, 38, told the Washington Post. “His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.”
I remember this story and I tried to bat it down, but dim-witted Trump supporters could not be reasoned with.
I even showed them a fake craigslist ad I posted to prove a point:
— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن (@SooperMexican) March 15, 2016
But you can’t un-stupid someone who is willingly stupid.
“Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore — I mean, that’s how Trump got elected,” he told the paper.
“He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said.
His Trump stories had the polar opposite effect of what he intended, he said.
“I thought I was messing with the campaign, maybe I wasn’t messing them up as much as I wanted — but I never thought he’d actually get elected,” he said. “I didn’t even think about it. In hindsight, everyone should’ve seen this coming — everyone assumed Hillary [Clinton] would just get in. But she didn’t, and Trump is president.”
I guess this idiot is regretting it now, but there are plenty of sites run by scumbags who are purposely lying to you and undermining the conservative cause. They figured out they can make money easily by putting the veneer of reputable news on insane conspiracy theories that go viral.
And these cockroaches have won.