A tweet claiming that the NBA champion Golden State Warriors would refuse to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House went viral Tuesday, despite presenting zero evidence.
Stockbroker and CNBC personality Josh Brown tweeted that the Warriors would skip the White House visit, citing "reports." He said the team made a "unanimous" decision on the issue.
When asked which reports he was alluding to, Brown said that he had seen verified Twitter accounts making the claim. But when pressed, he admitted he could not find those tweets again and wondered if they had been deleted.
Later, Brown cited a tweet from a self-described "world's top celebrity expert" as evidence.
But that tweet was sent at 8:00 a.m. ET while Brown's message was sent at 7:10 a.m. ET, making it impossible for it to have been Brown's source.