'You're not someone's crazy uncle:' Savannah Guthrie slams Trump over his promotion of conspiracy theories during the NBC News town hall

  • NBC News host Savannah Guthrie challenged President Donald Trump's decision to retweet a baseless conspiracy theory about Joe Biden's involvement in Osama bin Laden's death. 
  • When Trump defended his decision to promote the outrageous conspiracy theory, Guthrie admonished him, saying, "You're the president, you're not like someone's crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever."
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During Thursday night's town hall, NBC News host Savannah Guthrie challenged President Donald Trump's decision to retweet a baseless conspiracy theory that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may have had Navy SEALS killed to cover up 9/11 architect Osama bin Laden's faked death.

Guthrie noted that earlier in the week Trump retweeted two messages promoting the bizarre QAnon-linked conspiracy theory that bin Laden's death was a hoax and the terrorist is still alive. 

"Why would you send a lie like that to your followers?" Guthrie asked.

"I know nothing about it … that was a retweet — that was an opinion of somebody," Trump said. "I'll put it out there, people can decide for themselves, I don't take a position." 

"I don't get that, you're the president, you're not like someone's crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever," Guthrie said. 

"Frankly, because the media is so fake and so corrupt, if I didn't have social media…I wouldn't be able to get the word out," Trump said.

"The word is false," Guthrie said. 

 

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