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

Mark Cuban

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban yells at an official during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-83. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)


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:


Donald Trump

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.