News of political figure Donald Trump’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the U.S. President is alive and well.
UPDATE 17/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Donald Trump death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the political figure’s alleged demise gained traction on Thursday after a ‘R.I.P. Donald Trump’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American political figure’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Thursday (October 15, 2020), our beloved political figure Donald Trump passed away. Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in New York. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 74-year-old political figure and business man was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a political figure of Donald Trump’s stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (66%) of respondents think those Donald Trump death rumors are not funny anymore.
Donald Trump Death Hoax Dismissed Since Political figure Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Friday (October 16) the political figure’s reps officially confirmed that Donald Trump is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved political figure. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
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