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Pulitzer prize-winning reporter accuses Trump of orchestrating United Airlines controversy to distract world

United Airlines Trump conspiracy theoryOn Monday, Michael Hiltzik, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the Los Angeles Times, issued a tweet suggesting that President Trump orchestrated the United Airlines passenger flap to distract the world.

“Just wondering: did Trump ask United CEO Oscar Munoz to distract the world from the White House follies today?” he asked.

Naturally, he got hammered on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/TyrannyOfWill/status/851846639824326656

Good idea… Go outside, get some fresh air… Oh, wait, he’s in Los Angeles.  Nevermind.

https://twitter.com/aaronmbeckman/status/851829848993521664

Try “highly unlikely.”

https://twitter.com/MagicMetalNinja/status/851863990896517120

Bingo.

But if it’s any consolation, Hiltzik isn’t the only liberal conspiracy theorist to put this out.  As we reported Monday, Star Trek actor John Cho also blamed Trump for what happened on that United Airlines flight.

BBC reported that Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines, apologized for the incident, and didn’t even mention the president:

The CEO of United Airlines has apologized for the “truly horrific” removal of a passenger from an overbooked flight.

Oscar Munoz said he “continues to be disturbed” by the incident, during which a passenger was forcibly dragged, screaming, off a plane.

He said the company would “fix what’s broken so it never happens again”.

United’s parent company’s share price plummeted on Tuesday after a video of the incident went viral on Twitter.

What’s next?  Will liberals blame the Russians for this as well?

https://twitter.com/MeosoFunny/status/851863913041997824

Apparently, it doesn’t.

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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