On Wednesday, people in Washington DC were surprised when they found copies of Washington Post which said that the US President Donald Trump had resigned. Shocked? Even people from Washington DC were stunned to see Fake editions of The Washington Post.
The fake editions of The Washington Post’s front page lead headline said, ‘UNPRESIDENTED Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis’. On left side of the paper, was a long single-column report. Its headline read: ‘Celebrations break out worldwide as trump era ends’. The newspaper was dated May 1, 2019.
The fake editions of The Washington Post claiming that President Donald Trump has resigned was distributed freely across Washington DC including near and around the White House. According to the lead story of the fake newspaper, authored by one Lisa Chung, Trump abandoned the White House on April 30, 2019.
The real Washington Post reported the fake newspapers could be the work of the activist group Code Pink, which posted a video to Facebook of co-founder Medea Benjamin passing out the parody copies.
The Washington Post, which has been often described as fake news media by President Trump, was quick to dismiss the newspaper. “There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s. They are not Post products, and we are looking into this,” The Washington Post said in a tweet.
There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s. They are not Post products, and we are looking into this.
— Washington Post PR (@WashPostPR) January 16, 2019