Trump spins baseless tale of ‘thugs’ flying to protests

CHICAGO (AP) — United States (US) President Donald Trump is recycling a baseless conspiracy theory to claim that recent protests have been orchestrated by powerful people in “dark shadows” intent on undermining his re-election prospects

The claims first took root on Facebook and Twitter earlier this year after racial justice protests swelled across the country following the deaths of Black Americans in police custody. Thousands of social media users shared posts suggesting a covert network was coordinating the protests and rioters were descending on communities across the country.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin