Marco Rubio’s attempt to recover from a humiliating Twitter gaffe isn’t fooling anyone

Senator Marco Rubio
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In between tweeting Bible passages and sending thinly veiled death threats to foreign heads of state, US senator Marco Rubio seems to function as a full-time fake news reporter. Rubio was among the first to falsely claim that Venezuelan state forces had burned ‘humanitarian aid’ trucks. On 10 March, he claimed without evidence that “80 neonatal patients” had died in Venezuela due to a power outage. Now, Rubio has written the most embarrassing piece of nonsense yet.

Germán Dam

In a now-deleted tweet, Rubio claimed on 9 March that:

Today another transformer explosion at the German Dam in Bolivar State caused another massive blackout.

The result? Critically ill patients have died, the #Caracas metro remains out of service & few if any flights have arrived at or departed from Caracas in over 20 hours.

Germán Dam, the reporter who published the story about the explosion of a transformer in Bolívar, informed Rubio of his hilariously embarrassing mistake:

Rubio tried to cover his tracks, but the damage was already done. Various journalists and commentators seized on his aggressive peddling of pro-regime change falsehoods:

Total incompetents

Rubio’s seemingly endless stream of pro-regime change nonsense not only highlights the US government’s rabid lust for war. It also demonstrates that the people agitating for regime change in Venezuela are total incompetents.

Featured image Flickr – Michal Vadon

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