Conservative author and convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza usually reserves his Twitter feed for promoting odd contests about himself or cracking incomprensible and racist jokes, but on Tuesday he focused on circulating a fake image of Hillary Clinton photographed with a Confederate flag.
“Look closely at this Hillary photo; isn’t that a Confederate flag behind her on the bookshelf?” D’Souza tweeted, above a black and white photo showing a young Clinton with a Confederate flag displayed nearby.
The image was almost immediately debunked as a doctored version of a Getty photo taken of Clinton while she was a student at Wellesley, in which no such flag appears.
It’s unclear whether D’Souza edited the image himself, whether he knew it was fake, or whether he will believe those who inform him that it is fake (he has yet to address replies correcting him on the photo).
Look closely at this Hillary photo; isn’t that a Confederate flag behind her on the bookshelf? pic.twitter.com/Og3Q0IKREP
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 7, 2015