Strawman

Giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not advanced by that opponent.

Strawman

Examples

Charlie Kirk equates supporting amnesty with supporting MS-13Who says this?StrawmanNo they don'tEvan Kilgore doesn't understand that ppl are upset about rape; not drinkingMichael Brooks is a tankieDylan Wheeler erecting a straw man about Brett KavanaughCandace Owens making shit up about Trump's impeachmentDoes anyone even claim that it will?Democratic socialists aren't advocates of gulagsThis is what's called a strawman