Rubio Thought ‘German Dam’ Explosion Happened In Venezuela (German Dam Is A Person)

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to reporters following a closed briefing on intelligence matters on Capitol Hill on December 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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March 11, 2019 11:32 a.m.

In a now-deleted tweet from Sunday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced that an explosion occurred at the “German Dam” in Venezuela and caused widespread electricity outages.

While a transformer explosion did cause massive blackouts, it certainly did not happen at any dam, much less German Dam, who is a journalist and not a water barrier.

Rubio’s deleted tweet:

The reporter’s response:

Monday is the fifth day since the power grid went down and most of Venezuela has gone dark. 

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