Fox & Friends Host Sorry For Posting Fake AOC Tweet

Mediaite reports:

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade was mocked on Twitter after his apology for sharing a fake tweet misrepresenting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fell flat, in part due to it being in quotes.

The fake tweet that Kilmeade initially shared purports to show AOC suggesting that state governments’ response to the coronavirus pandemic is purely political.

AOC’s source tweet was fake, however, and presented as something the New York congressperson had deleted. Kilmeade saw the fake “deleted” tweet, which he quote-tweeted and added, “Is this what @realDonaldTrump has been saying?”

Kilmeade’s apology, which has also now been deleted, was posted in quotation marks. “I have deleted my earlier tweet regarding Rep. Cortez, I apologize for the error.”