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Samantha Bee Spreads Her Own Conspiracy Theory About Donald Trump

“You heard it here first."

Since Donald Trump seems to enjoy conspiracy theories so much, Samantha Bee is spreading her own one about the GOP nominee.

The “Full Frontal” host used her new “People Are Saying” segment to allege that he’s illiterate― referencing the phrase Trump often uses before launching into his latest wild unsubstantiated claim.

“After seeing how easy and fun it is to take random scraps of evidence and spin them into ridiculous conspiracy theories, we decided to try it ourselves, because why the fuck not?” said Bee, before adding, “You heard it here first, people are saying Donald Trump can’t read.”

To counter those accusing her show of “making cheap jokes about our presidential candidate allegedly being illiterate,” Bee said she had “evidence, so much evidence, the best evidence.”

The comedian then used a series of exhibits to prove her point, which immediately set the hashtag #TrumpCantRead trending on Twitter.

Trump is yet to comment on Bee’s theory.

While it is extremely unlikely that Trump can’t actually read (who else could post those controversial tweets?) and illiteracy is certainly no laughing matter, Bee’s stunt confirms how easy and dangerous it is to disseminate inaccurate information which can then be taken as fact.

Food for thought.

Check it out in the clip above.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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