Pelosi Falls For Tweet From Fake General Flynn Account (VIDEO)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reportedly went on a rant over a tweet sent from a fake account purporting to be General Mike Flynn, who resigned as national security adviser late Monday.

The Free Beacon reported that during her Tuesday morning press conference, Pelosi stated “the tweet of General Flynn was scapegoat” – referencing the fake account “@GenMikeFlynn” that tweeted on early Tuesday that he was upset about being made a “scapegoat.”

The tweet read: “While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened.”

Within hours it was determined that the newly-established “@GenMikeFlynn” account was by no means associated with the real General Flynn, and he had deleted his account last month.

Pelosi did not realize it was a “parody account” when she reprimanded the public about the meaning of a scapegoat was during her briefing.

“Do you know what a scapegoat is?” asked Pelosi. “It means in a community where people want to absolve themselves of guilt, they get a goat and they heap all of the ills onto the goat and then they run the goat out of town.”

“So the inference to be drawn from his statement is that other people have blame that should be shared in all of this,” she explained.

Buzzfeed reported that Pelosi was notified by an aide that the tweet was fake , in which she reacted: “What do you mean it’s fake?”

According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) allegedly was the source who told Pelosi of the fake tweet.

The New York Times and several other news outlets also reportedly fell prey to the fake “Mike Flynn” tweet and had to revise their misleading reports.

H/T: The Free Beacon

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