Stephen “Steve” Bannon is President Trump’s White House Chief Strategist and the former executive chair of Breitbart News.
There’s an email circulating among conservatives that on March 5, 2017, this message was posted on a Facebook page called “Steve Bannon”:
I wouldn’t be surprised if by the end of President Trump’s first term you see multiple people from Barack Obama’s administration, if not he himself, in Federal prison. The level of corruption being uncovered right now will rock the nation.
That is not Bannon’s Facebook page.
Anyone can create a Facebook page and name it “Steve Bannon” or variations thereof. Just because someone set up a Facebook page and calls it “Steve Bannon” doesn’t mean the page is actually White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon’s.
The “Steve Bannon” Facebook page is very recent; its oldest post was published about a month ago on January 30, 2017.
White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon does not have a Facebook page. And although he does have a Twitter account @StephenBannon (note that it’s Stephen, not Steve), he seems to have abandoned it because the last tweet was more than 2½ years ago, on August 21, 2014.
Use your head. Think!
Although tweeting is quick and not time-consuming, Bannon hasn’t tweeted for more than 2½ years, but he finds time to post on Facebook? That makes no sense. And to quote Judge Judy: “If it makes no sense, it’s not true.”
I wish it isn’t, but the March 5th message on the “Steve Bannon” Facebook page is a hoax.
H/t John Molloy