Chelsea Clinton is always looking to take a cheap shot at Donald Trump.
Once again, she leapt at the opportunity.
But this time it backfired in a major way.
Political reporters were buzzing over second hand comments made by anonymous sources.
Sports Illustrated reported that people who had played golf with Trump claimed he said the White House was “real dump.”
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 1, 2017
Chelsea Clinton immediately jumped into the fray and attacked Trump by claiming he was putting down the efforts of the White House staff.
Thank you to all the White House ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists, gardeners, plumbers, engineers & curators for all you do every day https://t.co/rjQS9HeALG
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 1, 2017
But this was fake news.
The White House denied the comments.
And even CNN’s Brian Stelter, a rabid Trump hating, left wing ideologue, cautioned against taking the comments at face value.
He wrote in his daily newsletter:
“Then there was this Sports Illustrated story about Trump’s “relationship with golf.” It quoted multiple golf buddies, sometimes anonymously, and one of the derogatory quotes is getting a ton of attention on social media. Is it newsworthy? I think so, but news outlets are wise to tread carefully with secondhand quotes attributed to the president provided by anonymous sources…”
This is the second time this week Chelsea Clinton was caught red handed sharing fake news.
She had earlier retweeted a tweet by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling spreading the fake news that Trump had refused to shake hands with a boy in a wheel chair.
But the video was edited to leave out Trump acknowledging the child.
Clinton never bothered to check if the claim was accurate before retweeting it to her 1.8 million followers.
But she was the one who ended up with egg on her face.
Sadly, her massive mistake will not stop her from spreading more unfounded claims about Trump.