- People are falling for a fake Trump tweet en-masse.
- The tweet claims that Donald Trump once said that presidents should be blasted into space if the “Dow Joans” ever dips more than 1,000 points in a single day.
- The Dow Jones fell by more than 1,100 points on Monday, the largest dip in history.
People are falling for a fake tweet alleged to be from President Donald Trump that claims he said a sitting president should be “loaded” into a cannon and shot into the sun if the “Dow Joans” falls more than 1,000 points in a day.
“There’s always a tweet,” wrote Twitter user Shaun Usher on Monday afternoon just after the Dow Jones fell more than 1,100 points on Monday. It was the largest point drop in history.
“If the Dow Joans ever falls more than 1000 ‘points’ in a Single Day the sitting president should be ‘loaded’ into a very big cannon and Shot into the sun at TREMENDOUS SPEED! No excuses!” Usher claimed Trump once wrote, posting a screenshot of the fake tweet.
The tweet was retweeted more than 4,300 times within an hour. Twitter users often dig through Trump’s old tweets to find statements he has made in the past that contradict his current stances.
Usher soon admitted the tweet was a fraud, but did not delete.
Some Twitter users were completely fooled.
OMG, did the dumb SOB really spell it "Joans"?
— John M Donovan (@jmdono60) February 5, 2018
And he got me. Impossible to distinguish "real" @realDonaldTrump from parody.
— Darren Kaplan (@DarrenKaplan) February 5, 2018
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.