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Trump Era Ends? Fake Washington Post Newspaper Announces Departure of the Donald

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“Unpresidented: Trump Hastily Departs White House Ending Crisis. Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends.”

Newspapers bearing the above banner headline, under The Washington Post masthead were distributed to pedestrians in Washington DC, leading many of the President’s supporters as well as critics to temporarily believe that the Rapture or rapture (depending on their political position) had finally arrived. Alas, it was fake news. And it wasn’t the Washington Post.

The real Washington Post itself reported on the story, writing, “Fake editions of The Washington Post claiming that President Trump was leaving office were handed out Wednesday morning at multiple locations in Washington. The print papers — dated May 1, 2019, and looking strikingly similar to actual copies of The Post — were filled with anti-Trump stories, which also appeared on a website that mimicked the official Post site.

The publication’s spokeswoman Kris Coratti further said, “We will not tolerate others misrepresenting themselves as The Washington Post, and we are deeply concerned about the confusion it causes among readers. We are seeking to halt further improper use of our trademarks.”

This announcement by the real newspaper came a short while after people took to social media to post (haha) pictures of the fake newspaper, and asking what was going on.