Matt Gaetz gets Punked into Retweeting a Picture of ‘Veteran’ Lee Harvey Oswald on Memorial Day

Matt Gaetz and his MAGA buddies don’t seem to know who their history. They could tell that they were retweeting a picture of Lee Harvey Oswald in uniform. If they were true patriots they would know what JFK’s assassin looked like. And certainly shouldn’t be celebrating him as a proud veteran on Memorial Day.

You can’t make this up

On Memorial Day, Twitter blew up as several prominent right-wing figures were tricked into honoring Lee Harvey Oswald, the gunman who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

The ruse was pulled off by The Intercept reporter Ken Klippenstein, who shared a picture of Oswald as a young private first class to several conservative accounts with the request, “My grandpa’s a big fan of yours and is a veteran, he would be thrilled if you could RT this photo of him for Memorial Day.” Right-wingers who fell for the prank included Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), American Conservative Union president and lobbyist Matt Schlapp, and revisionist history documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.

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