Mike Leach Tweets Barack Obama Conspiracy Video

Washington State football coach Mike Leach raised some eyebrows over the weekend with an ill-advised tweet featuring a fake video of a speech from Barack Obama. The video was a spliced together version of a speech the former president gave to the European Union in 2014.

“Listen to this. Text your thoughts. There is a lot of disagreement on government, so I think that an open discussion is always in order. Tweet your thoughts. Maybe we can all learn something,” the Cougars head coach tweeted.

https://twitter.com/Coach_Leach/status/1008523255668355072

When he began facing backlash, it was immediately clear that Leach had no idea he was sharing a propaganda video.

Once Leach was called out for the poor judgment in sending the tweet, he tried to deflect by saying that being taken out of context happens to everyone — even him. But that ignored the fact that his decision to tweet out such a misleading video was irresponsible.

https://twitter.com/Coach_Leach/status/1008573658699165696

https://twitter.com/Coach_Leach/status/1008570508009304066

This is a perfect example of why you need to A) fact check and B) avoid tweeting at 1:00 a.m.