Vanity Fair tweets that former President Donald Trump is responsible for murdering 400,000 Americans with Covid-19.
The story begins with Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to the former president, who on Monday praised President Joe Biden’s handling of tensions with Iran thus far, and encouraged the Democrat to build on Trump’s “progress in the Middle East” – mainly his administration’s negotiation of diplomatic relations between Israel and a number of her former adversaries.
Vanity Fair dispatched journalist Bess Levin to tear down Kushner, in her article: JARED KUSHNER, OVERCONFIDENT MORON, HAS SOME ADVICE FOR JOE BIDEN
Levin had only minor issues with Kushner’s actual work in the Middle East, instead, she bashed him for supposedly “bungling” Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Levin made sure to call Kushner an “overconfident moron” along the way, in an article that contained more snark than actual substance.
Scathing as it may have been, Levin’s article was restrained compared to how Vanity Fair promoted it on Twitter.
“Jared Kushner, who helped his father-in-law kill 400,000 people, has some free tips for Joe Biden,”
Jared Kushner, who helped his father-in-law kill 400,000 people, has some free tips for Joe Biden https://t.co/EaPUdRHeCB
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) March 15, 2021
Why Hasn’t Twitter Banned Vanity Fair?
Twitter banned former President Donald Trump for promoting, without evidence, false claims about 2020 election fraud.
So how can Twitter stand by and do nothing as Vanity Fair accuse Donald Trump and Jared Kushner of personally infecting and killed 400,000 Americans who died with Covid-19 while they were in the White House?
Twitter Users rightly Ripped Into Vanity Fair’s Click Bait
“Who the hell wrote this headline?” former Trump spokesman Jason Miller asked, adding that whoever did “should be fired immediately.”
Who the hell wrote this headline???
They should be fired immediately. https://t.co/o11rvLUgp2
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) March 16, 2021
“What a disgusting rag of a publication,” another Twitter user posted, pointing out that by the same logic, President Biden is personally responsible for the 135,000 coronavirus deaths that have occurred since Trump left office in January.
What a disgusting rag of a publication. With that logic I guess our current president killed 135,994 and counting. https://t.co/AH1SGViqi6
— Keith Hartwig (@txkahart) March 16, 2021
Others suggested that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who ordered Covid-positive patients into nursing homes last year, should be similarly held accountable for the wave of deaths that followed.
Literally accusing Trump of murder, does that mean we can accuse Cuomo, Newsom, and all the other major cities of murder too! This is an outlandish headline! https://t.co/8NpzK2XjuQ
— Stephen’s 2 cents (@stephen_point) March 16, 2021
In case you want to know, here it is in black and white.
1. Vanity Fair isn't a magazine.
2. It's a political tool.
3. They don't believe in facts.
4. They will lie and manipulate as hard as they have to.
5. This is disgusting. https://t.co/RCTfHbA0oL
— #justagirl (@she_brews11) March 16, 2021
Trump Should Sue Vanity Fair For Libel…He Won’t, But He Should
While the Trump Deranged Twitter mob was thrilled with Vanity Fair’s imbecilic headline.
Podcaster and comedian Tim Young suggested that “the ‘helped his father-in-law kill 400,000 people’ statement” opens Vanity Fair up to “a pretty solid libel suit.”
I believe the “helped his father-in-law kill 400,000 people” statement opens you up to a pretty solid libel suit.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 16, 2021
His sentiment was echoed by a number of commenters, one of whom wished Trump would sue Vanity Fair “into oblivion.”
— Femme🇺🇸 (@RealBasedMAGA) March 16, 2021
— 𝓙𝓪𝔁𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓱𝓑𝓪𝓫𝔂💋💖💕 (@JaxBeachBaby) March 16, 2021