Skip to comments.TIME MAGAZINE COLUMNIST WHO FORGED TRUMP QUOTE APOLOGIZES
Posted on 05/27/2019 2:14:13 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Time Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer apologized Monday for fabricating a quote from President Donald Trump about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that went viral the day before.
My tweet yesterday about Trump preferring Kim Jong Un to Biden as President was meant in jest, Bremmer tweeted Monday. The President correctly quoted me as saying it was a completely ludicrous statement. I should have been clearer. My apologies.
Bremmers apology comes after he tweeted a quote attributed to the president alleging he said, Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.
Many people quickly retweeted Bremmer and expressed their dismay. After several hours, he took down the tweet. He defended it as plausible because it appeared in the same vein as Trumps earlier praise for Kim after he insulted former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden. (RELATED: Trump And Kim Jong Un Agree Biden Is Low IQ, Says Sarah Sanders)
The tweet was on social media long enough for CNN contributor Ana Navarro and Democratic California Rep. Ted Lieu to quote tweet Bremmer, but they proceeded to delete their tweets after he admitted to making the original tweet up.
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Why not fire the guy...there is no news any more..and if there is how can you believe anything
It is all Trump hate all the time..
The mid west is flooding and colder ... farmers may not plant this year..that is not news
And this idiot “journalist” will face no penalty, no sanctions, no criticism from his colleagues or others.
Can you imagine if someone in the media had made up a stupid quote and attributed it to Obama? Would such person ever work in the media again?
An apology? Come on. Everyone knows he should be fired. Everyone. His editors. His friends. Him. So fire him already.
This lying sack of garbage simply got caught. He didn’t think anyone would mind that he just fabricated stuff to get Trump. He should be fired because whatever credibility he possessed is now gone.
It was a jest!
Haha! No hard feelings. As a democrat, you can wear black face and be forgiven too.
We just make crap up.
Hell be promoted.
Sounds like this guy is getting out of AAA and advancing to the majors: The New York Times.
He’s trying to avoid hearing “You’re Fired!”
Hard to put toothpaste back in the tube.
Did he apologize from a jail cell?
Clarity wasn't the problem, mendacity was.
My tweet yesterday about Trump preferring Kim Jong Un to Biden as President was meant in jest,
Yeah? Well. You forgot the sarcasm tag...Richard Head...
Who cares about his stupid apology! When was the last time the left accepted one from a conservative anyway? Besides, the quote he imputed to Trump is accurate in the first place which is why everyone assumed Trump actually said it.
Bremmer is a lying sack of crap.
The lie accomplished what it was meant to accomplish in the audience it was aimed at.
What's all the hub-bub about?
Not like it's not true.
How bout firing the bastard?
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