South African farmers: Trump’s tweet, explained

President Donald Trump tried Thursday night to change the conversation from his former lawyer implicating him in federal crimes by tweeting out a common talking point of white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

Late Wednesday night, Trump announced on Twitter that he had directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to investigate “the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers”:

Trump is referring to a virulent, racist conspiracy theory that…

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