Limbaugh And James Woods Promote Fake AOC Tweet Calling For Longer Lockdown To Hurt Trump’s Chances

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she had to pull this tweet down. But she didn’t pull it down before it was shared over 200,000 — 20,000 times, sorry.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted this a couple, three days ago: ‘It is vital that governors maintain restrictions on businesses until after the elections in November, because economic recovery will help Trump be re-elected. A few business closures or job losses is a small price to pay to be free from his presidency.’

“So, here’s Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez urging governors to keep the lockdown on so that businesses will be shut down and ruined and people’s jobs will be lost forever — because economic recovery will help Trump be elected.

“A few business closures, a few people losing their jobs, small price to pay. There you go, there you have it. And a lot of governors are paying attention to her.” – Rush Limbaugh, on today’s radio show.

Snopes reports:

This tweet image was a fabrication, however, and not something posted by Ocasio-Cortez. It does not appear in her Twitter timeline, nor was it recorded by databases that capture and preserve deleted tweets.

Moreover, although the tweet was supposedly “shared over 20,000 times,” we could find no instances whatsoever of the original tweet’s having been shared or commented upon at all. It exists only as a screenshot of a faux tweet posted to a private Facebook group.