Mark Cuban calls out Donald Trump’s son, Eric, for inaccurate Dallas photo

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Hillary Clinton said, “You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”

In a pretty lame attempt to refute that statement,* Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump tweeted a photo he claimed was from a Friday rally in Pensacola, Fla.:

But Donald Trump drew that large crowd a year ago in Dallas, not last week in Pensacola. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pointed out the inaccurate photo:

Here are actual photos of the Pensacola rally:

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up during a rally, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up during a rally, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

*Of course Donald Trump has supporters. Showing them – even accurately – does not invalidate Clinton’s claim. We should spend more time evaluating Clinton’s statement on the merits rather than denouncing its shock value.