Trump Spreads False Anti-Muslim Tweet

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President Donald Trump retweeted a video that purported to show a “Muslim migrant” beating up “a Dutch boy on crutches.” But, according to the Netherlands Embassy in the United States, the attacker wasn’t an immigrant. He was born and raised in the Netherlands.

The embassy chastised the U.S. president for spreading false information.

“Facts do matter,” it said in a statement on Twitter hours after the president’s retweet.

.@realDonaldTrump Facts do matter. The perpetrator of the violent act in this video was born and raised in the Netherlands. He received and completed his sentence under Dutch law.

— Netherlands Embassy (@NLintheUSA) November 29, 2017

The public prosecutor’s office in the Netherlands that handled the case explained that