One week ago, news of a "terrorist attack" in France spread quickly throughout America. One such messenger of the news was none other than President Trump.
This ordeal occurred days before the ninth circuit court struck down Donald Trump's Muslim ban and he did not waste a moment to try and twist it to create additional support for his executive order.
There was only one problem: absolutely nothing that Donald Trump wrote on Twitter was true. None of it. And it took a young woman from France and a fact-check Facebook post to bring reality to the masses.
Facebook user Egie Wild wrote:
Dear Mr Trump,
thank you for your concern.
A man has indeed attacked a soldier with two machetes this morning in Paris.
It wasn't in the Louvre Museum, it was in the Carrousel du Louvre, which is a mall. (Less symbolic than what you're implying.)
He didn't attack any tourist (or french people -apart from the soldier- either, by the way, thank you again for your concern) and he was instantly attacked back by another soldier, and wounded.
Source: Time Out