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      08-19-2017, 06:26 PM   #83
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Simple search. Maxine Waters Fears a Trump-led War After Nuclear Attack by North Korea?
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CLAIM

Maxine Waters said she fears that Donald Trump would lead the United States into a war, if North Korea launched a nuclear attack.

RATING FALSE ORIGIN

On 14 August 2017, the right-wing Facebook page Hostility Against Tyranny posted a meme containing the following invented quotation by Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters:

My fear is if North Korea nukes us, Trump gonna get us into a war.

Two days later, right-wing web site Overpasses for America reposted the meme on Facebook. As of 18 August 2017, it had been shared more than 73,000 times on Facebook.


The quotation is entirely fabricated. The meme does not present a source, and we could find no record of Maxine Waters ever having said this, despite searching the Congressional Record, an archive of her press releases and statements, and Google News.

http://fakenewsmatters.org/maxine-wa...y-north-korea/
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