Kilmeade ― a co-host of “Fox & Friends,” reputedly one of Trump’s favorite shows ― tweeted:
The New York Democrat fired back: “As a Fox News host are you going to take responsibility for spreading fabricated information about a sitting member of Congress or…?”
Kilmeade deleted the tweet about an hour later, then after another hour issued an apology in quotes:
“I have deleted my earlier tweet regarding Rep. Cortez, I apologize for the error.”
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) July 21, 2020
Wish I could say I appreciate the effort, but you didn’t even get my name right.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 21, 2020
Kilmeade’s critics on Twitter called him out over it:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 21, 2020
It’s a fake tweet, genius.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) July 21, 2020
This is photoshopped. What are you doing?
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) July 21, 2020
Why is Brian Kilmeade spreading a hoax tweet falsely attributed to AOC? Oh wait. Fox News.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) July 21, 2020
Putting it in quotes implies that somebody else said it. This is an odd tweet.
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) July 21, 2020
1) Her name is Representative Ocasio-Cortez. Safe to assume the disrespectful reference reflects your mix of misogyny & racism
2) When you apologize for slandering someone you normally need to include them, in this case @AOC
3) Why is your tweet is in quotes? That makes no sense
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) July 21, 2020
Posting fake tweets now. You’re a class act, dumbass.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 21, 2020
Forgot to delete the quotation marks in your copy and paste, dude.
— Tiffany Thiele (@thielefor55th) July 21, 2020
The fact that Brian Kilmeade passes himself off as anything other than a partisan hack is hilarious to me.https://t.co/euUja6arT1
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 21, 2020
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