Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Fake Washington Post newspapers were distributed In D.C. this morning, the lead front page story of the fake paper read: "Unpresidented. Trump hastily departs White House ending crisis." The newspaper said it was aware someone had produced forged newspapers with fake headlines and stories inside. A fake website was also apparently created. At this time, it's unclear who created the forgery.
However, in a story, the real Washington Post noted that liberal activist organization Code Pink published a video on Facebook in which copies of the fake paper were handed out. "This just in! Handing out the Washington Post paper on Trump leaving the presidency," the video was captioned. Another part of the fake story was vice president Mike Pence had been sworn into office. One of the fake stories inside, according to Wemple's tweet, read: "Major news outlets on Trump's rise to power: 'Our bad'."
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