FAKE NEWS: Media outlets report bogus news after tweet about Trump
Media outlets across the world mistakenly believed a tweet that said Donald Trump would meet Tuesday with Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou to discuss the political crisis in Libya and other issues affecting Africa.
The statement was attached to a tweet sent out Monday by Sassou’s spokesman, Thierry Moungalla. The Congolese president has been in power for nearly 32 years and chairs the African Union’s High-Level Committee on Libya.
But Team Trump said the confab with Sassou was a surprise to them.
“They never met. It was never on the president-elect’s schedule,” Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday. – READ MORE