Donald Trump Cited False Claims of Widespread Attacks on White Farmers in South Africa

Type: ExaggerationsAug 23 2018 Severity:
About: South Africa
Donald Trump's Tweet falsely claimed atrocities against white farmers in South Africa, which only furthered a false narrative that was pushed by right wing groups in South Africa. Some of those groups have lobbied the United States with such claims. The next day, the South African minister of international relations described Trump's tweet as "regrettable and "based on false information."

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