Did Trump tweet that “Some oldies will have to die”?
A viral tweet by the United States President Donald Trump is making waves on social media. The tweet is as follows:
Many angry citizens took to the platform to express concern over the president’s tweet.
On Friday the POTUS Donald Trump tweeted “some oldies will have to die”. OK Mr President. You first. No? I Thought not.
— Steven L Powell (@StevenPowell4) May 10, 2020
If you are a senior and a trump supporter this tweet by trump might give you pause:
“American shops want to open! Hair needs cutting. Demokraps don’t want to bite the bullet but that’s the price we have to pay. Some oldies will have to die. We’re in God’s hands”
— Robert Parmelee (@RobertParmelee5) May 8, 2020
In a poll taken to understand whether the netizens thought the above news was fake or not, the following was observed:
Do you think this is fact or fiction?
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that “some oldies will have to die” during the COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic in order for American shops to reopen.#TwoHourTakeOver #TuesdayTruths
— 104.2 Nile FM (@NileFM) May 12, 2020
The above tweet is fake. While going through Donald Trump’s official Twitter handle, it was observed that on May 8th which is the date mentioned in the image, there was no such tweet posted on his page. While going through many of the posts, it was observed that most of them quoted a website named ‘Patheos’. Following the link, the source of the image and subsequent article was found here. A screenshot of the same is follows:
On scrolling down, the article was tagged under Satire.
Therefore the above tweet is fabricated and is false.
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