Fox News’ Pete Hegseth falsely claimed that former President Donald Trump was spontaneously greeted by supporters who gathered to see him return from a President’s Day golf outing in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“That was not a planned event,” Hegseth said. “That was spontaneous on Presidents Day for Donald Trump.”
The show also ran footage of Donald Trump Jr. describing the rally for his father as a “totally organic” occurrence. Despite the claims of Hegseth and the ex-president’s son, the reality is that the rally was planned.
Scavino’s tweet makes it sound like a spontaneous crowd of devoted fans formed outside of Mar-a-Lago to celebrate former president Donald Trump today. But far-right media has been promoting this as a “rally” and encouraging people to show up for the last week: https://t.co/WwfqQBJDYX pic.twitter.com/RG9GoPbETg
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 15, 2021