|Fake news website claims that Rosa Park's daughter praised Donald J. Trump. This is Nina Turner, a progressive agitator and former state lawmaker. She is not related to Parks. The civil rights icon had no children.|
The title read: "Breaking: Rosa Parks' Daughter Praises Trump's Response To Charlottesville."
This story came fresh after the terrorist attack in the Virginia city leaving three people dead.
White extremists were protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in the park. The white extremists marched with Tiki torches and batons. They got into some brutal fights with the Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists.
A white extremist from Ohio ran over a young woman in the protest killing her.
Two Virginia Commonwealth troopers were killed when their helicopter crashed nearby.
Donald J. Trump offered a tepid response to the violence by saying "both sides" were at fault.
That earned him widespread condemnation and it lead to calls for the cannon firing of Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller. So far Bannon and Gorka were fired out the cannon.
Miller and Kellyanne Conway are still there, for now.
Well anyway, this is a hoax.
This was a story created by ourlandofthefree.com and it claims Rosa Parks' daughter spoke out in support of Trump. The woman said that her late mother "would have been proud of _______ words."
The website states:
The fine print is often ignored by the readers. The civil rights leader never had children. The name of this daughter was Muriel Parks-Roeseberg.
The photo used as her image was Nina Turner, a former Ohio lawmaker and MSNBC commentator.
The Associated Press and Politifact quickly dismissed this as "fake news."
But to Republicans, it's truly a real story. So don't bother trying to tell them that the story is bogus. They're not going to believe you!
Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 for not giving up her bus seat after a driver warned her to not sit up front the previous time. She, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and it's leader Martin Luther King, Jr. launched the Montgomery Bus boycotts. It lead to the fight against segregation.