Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was among the many politicians who posted Fourth of July messages on social media. But a bogus, nonsensical July Fourth tweet purportedly from the congresswoman has been spread by partisan accounts. The post was meant as a spoof.
Like many, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia a Fourth of July message on social media.
Her official Twitter account shared an image of a stone slab withabout the signers of the Declaration of Independence beneath text that : “Happy Independence Day! Let us have honor like these men.”
But a different Independence Day message that’s been made to look as though it came from Greene’s account has been circulating on social media.
The, which appropriates Greene’s Twitter profile photo, says: “246 years ago Jesus Christ performed his miracle of making a single days worth of bullets last 8 days, allowing The Continental Army (Americans Woot!) to defeat the Socialist Mexicans and the Liberal British (who were also Muslim). That’s why I give thanks this 4th of July.”
The post alludes to the story of, in which oil that was supposed to last for only one night miraculously lasted for eight nights, and , a holiday on which people traditionally give thanks. The tweet doesn’t appear anywhere on Greene’s and it’s not in the of politicians’ deleted tweets that’s maintained by ProPublica.
The tweet has been shared by aand who have suggested that it’s a spoof. But that disclosure, leading social media users to believe that it was really a tweet from the congresswoman.
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