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Trump falls for internet hoax, draws ire of Saudi Prince

Trump falls for internet hoax, draws ire of Saudi Prince

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Donald Trump’s Twitter account has put him in the hot seat many-a-time now.

Today, Trump’s official account retweeted this picture of Megyn Kelly:

A mere glance at the photo is enough to tell that it’s an amateur photoshop job.

Heck, the weird conspiracy theoryish pic has been run through the Snopes smell test and found faux.

The Saudi Prince who was sloppily added in next to Kelly, was not impressed:

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Whiskey Bravo | January 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

In the words of the late Terry Pratchett, “Oh, deary, deary me…”

I like the Princes comment alluding to his past financial bailouts of Trumps bankrupt business ventures.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to SeanInLI. | January 29, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Ruh-roh. Somebody needs to check into how much humpatrump is into the prince for. That’s a serious national security issue. If humpy owes the prince money, he’s disqualified from serving as prez.

    Anyway, now we know why he was so supportive of the bank and auto industry bailouts. He’s the Bailout Boy!

    VaGentleman in reply to SeanInLI. | January 29, 2016 at 5:36 am

    When I read that the first thing that came to mind was NCIS and Tony DiNozzo’s dad always jetting off with the Saudi Prince after he wreaks havoc.

When I have to take the side of a Saudi prince over a “Republican” presidential candidate, it doesn’t say much for the presidential candidate.

Henry Hawkins | January 28, 2016 at 8:59 pm

I am deeply, deeply embarrassed at the state of American politics. It’s just pure circus now.

Well that’s awkward.

I’m interested to see what all the Trumpkins who normally storm every Trump-related post here have to say about this.

Internet hoax, Saudi prince, Trump… Thought sure it was going to involve the transfer of millions of dollars for a small fee……

It’s obvious to everybody that’s a photoshop. The visual meme I s just to make the point. Why not instead criticize the meme for misspelling Kelly’s name?

… And the Saudi prince is indeed the second largest shareholder of Fox News.

    Radegunda in reply to rotten. | January 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Obvious to everyone except the great, wise Donald J. Trump? Does Trump, like his fans, simply grab onto what he wants to believe and run with it?

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to rotten. | January 28, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    The prince is not co-owner but *is* the second biggest share holder?
    Interesting.
    Dems talk like Fox is pretty tough. But maybe they are influenced by their big share holders…

    Tyrconnell in reply to rotten. | January 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Really? 6.6% share of 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox news, and it’s the price’s investment firm, not him personally, if 6.6% is the second largest, either lots of people have shares, or does someone have 90% share?

      Estragon in reply to Tyrconnell. | January 29, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Trumpkins are too stupid to understand the concepts of “passive investors,” “controlling interest,” and “majority stockholder.”

      The way they quote each others’ misinformation is laughable, but it sure spreads their crap around fast.

      Oversoul Of Dusk in reply to Tyrconnell. | January 29, 2016 at 7:07 am

      I spent some time trying to find evidence of the prince’s ownership of part of 21st Century Fox. I failed. Can anyone point to the relevant SEC filings? There’s a vast collection of them on the company’s web site, but they are not easy to search.

      Anyone owning, directly or indirectly, more than 5% of the shares will have been disclosed in SEC filings. Since it would be trivial for anyone who has found the filings to provide links to the documents, it’s odd that none of the recent internet noise has done so. Is this “fact” really true?

      Snopes.com (which should never be trusted) wrote in August 2015 that the Prince’s investment firm owned 6.6% of 21st Century Fox.
      http://www.snopes.com/fox-news-saudi-megyn-kelly/

      They cited a Guardian article reporting that the Prince reduced his holding from 5% (headline) or 6.6% (body of story) down to 1%, back in early 2015.
      http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/feb/04/saudi-prince-sells-5-of-his-news-corp-stock-for-125m

    “Why not instead criticize the meme for misspelling Kelly’s name?”

    Yes, because that’s the REAL issue with that tweet.

    LOL. Bless your heart for trying, anyway <3

    Another Ed in reply to rotten. | January 28, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    If one of the mutual funds in my 401K owns FOX stock,
    can I also claim to be a co-owner?

People, if it looks too good to be true, then it’s NOT TRUE!

The smartest people in the world fall for the dumbest things.

    Radegunda in reply to georgfelis. | January 29, 2016 at 3:28 am

    “Trump’s gonna deport all the illegals and build a big beautiful wall” might fall into that category. But much of what Trump fans believe Trump will certainly do is just their imagination.

      Estragon in reply to Radegunda. | January 29, 2016 at 7:16 am

      I wish someone would just ask him of his 1900-mile wall: Where will you build it along the 1200 miles of (mostly privately owned) Rio Grande river frontage? What will the cost be to agricultural and recreation, or to acquire it through eminent domain?

      – –

      Seems a basic question. The wall is a stupid idea – good fencing in certain stretches would be as effective – so of course stupid people eat it right up.

      You might think a real estate and construction mogul would be smarter than that. You would be wrong.

        Ragspierre in reply to Estragon. | January 29, 2016 at 8:42 am

        A fraudster and promoter would be smarter than to boob-bait the boobs…???

        Naw… That’s just a hand in glove proposition. Guess who’s the hand…???

JackRussellTerrierist | January 29, 2016 at 1:04 am

Gosh, where are Gary and Janitor and the rest of the little trumpitrolls? They’re on every thread that mentions humpatrump. Did they somehow overlook this one? Why are they silent on this subject?

“Trump:You base your statements on photoshopped pics?I bailed you out twice;a 3rd time,maybe?”

Trump, you’re an amateur photoPOTUS job. You’re fired, Trump. Get outta here. You will not get to hold the launch codes for nuclear weapons. No way Tjose.

Trump haters gonna hate. You are all so gullible. Donald J. Trump didn’t become a billionaire ten times over by being stupid.
As you said, anyone could tell that picture was photoshopped, including Donald J Trump.

He was goading Megyn Kelley and Fix News (yes Fix News) and you all fell for it. BRILLIANT

    He really is just like Obama isn’t he? Brilliant! Can do no wrong! Heads and shoulders above anyone else. A light leader and the coming of the second Christ. And his disciples are so much like Obama bots aren’t they? Fervent, blind supporters who do not hesitate to excuse every blunder, every misstep, every idiotic thing that is created in that chaotic and vacuous brain of his and then issued from his puckered lips as profound rubbish that is somehow interpreted by you, his enlightened soldier, as a Sermon on the Mount. Brilliant indeed! All of you are in a whole ‘nother class. Yeah, you got us – you got us good.

    Estragon in reply to nerkbuckeye. | January 29, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Trump isn’t worth “tens of billions,” his net worth is estimated between $2.9 and 4.1 billion. If he had taken his inheritance money and invested it in a fund based on the S&P 500 instead of his grandiose schemes, he would be worth at least twice as much today. Not quite the Sooper Genius you fanboys pretend he is.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to nerkbuckeye. | January 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    humpatrump isn’t worth 10 bil. He’s not even worth 5 bil. He’s defrauded and cheated many people and it all will come out even more if he gets the nomination. The information is there, and I’m sure there’s a lot more that we don’t know about that Hillary’s top-drawer opposition research team will hit him with. He viciously sues little people and rules his fiefdom through fear and intimidation, just like obastard does. You people who support him are either very stupidly allowing your emotions to control your thoughts and perception, or you ARE hopelessly stupid and probably should never be allowed within 1,000 feet of a ballot box.

Is Donald Trump the sharia of American politics? I’m having trouble finding much daylight between Islamic law’s repressive blasphemy standards and the mogul’s thin-skinned sense of privilege.

None of us wants to be insulted or smeared. But sharia forbids not only ridicule or slander against Islam; it bans any examination that casts Islam in an unflattering light. Worse, truth is not a defense: Even if one’s questions are based on undeniable past actions or verbatim quotes from scripture, tough questioning is considered blasphemous. Retribution, moreover, is often completely out of proportion to the scale of the perceived “offense.”

How is Trump different?

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430393/donald-trump–thin-skinned-tyrant

Andy is a BIG “C” Conservative. He supports Cruz. He has been fighting jihad and militating for immigration control for decades.

He has also seen T-rump up close and personal as a New Yorker.

http://therightscoop.com/must-watch-bill-whittle-addresses-the-issue-of-trump/

I concur in part and dissent in part from the Whittle Firewall, but it does make many thought-provoking points. As always.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Ragspierre. | January 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Whittle lost me when he said he’d vote for humpatrump if he gotr the nomination but if it was Jeb or Christi he’d vote 3rd party. Now, I sure don’t want either of those guys to get the nomination, and we’re in no danger of that happening. So I think that part of Whittle’s remark was just gratuitous bashing – irrelevant and unnecessary. But to say he’d vote for trump if he had to? Sorry, dude, no sale. About 3 minutes was enough of him, and I won’t be tuning into him ever again. He’d support a national healthcare-pushing, Hillary supporting, obastard-supporting, Schumer-begging, use of eminent domain for private taking, fraud and crook over a Bush retread or a governor with executive experience succeeding somewhat in a hostile environment? Whittle can KMA.

      Boycotting Bill Whittle really is a special kind of … special. He’s about as conservative as they come. His message was worth listening to. We need to realize that the enemy is not other Republicans who support a different candidate. The Dems are the enemy. And the Trump supporters need to understand that Trump is now asking us for a job. We have the obligation to tell him to stop supporting eminent domain and single payer health care if we want the border fence and the end of political correctness that he promises. But you missed all that because you tuned out. And that’s very … special.

If “alwaleed_talal” is actually the prince’s name on Twitter, it seems he is not too happy with The Donald:

الوليد بن طلال
‏@Alwaleed_Talal
[email protected]
You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America.

Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win.
RETWEETS
31,117
LIKES
16,800
11:02 AM – 11 Dec 2015

I don’t do “tweets” so no nothing beyond that the pic is an obvious fake. It’s possible trump knew it was a fake or maybe not. I cannot find any real info beyond what is posted here…

As for the saudi’s BS, purchasing a yacht or part interest in a building is not a bailout.

Ask the bush family about saudi bailouts. They likely would know a bit more about that subject.

tempest in a teapot

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Barry. | January 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Actually, it was a bailout. He got humpatrump off the hook at least twice by buying assets from trump who can’t seem to hang onto his seedy hotels with the great big “T”s all over them or his toys, floating or otherwise.

    The prince’s reference to a “3rd time, perhaps” may refer to yet more crooked humpatrump dealings that aren’t as widely known as the many others are.

      “Actually, it was a bailout.”

      Like the denizens of the left, TDS sufferers now redefine words.

      No, it is not a “bailout” when you sale off a building.

        Barry in reply to Barry. | January 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        Oops, left off the definition:

        bail·out.
        [bāˌlout]

        NOUN
        1.
        informal
        an act of giving financial assistance to a failing business or economy to save it from collapse.

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