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Trump resigns, worldwide celebrations: Fake Washington Post edition takes US by storm !

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The front page had a banner headline saying: ‘UNPRESIDENTED. Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis’. Another report on the page said people across world are celebrating Trump’s resignation.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The paper was distributed free of cost in Washington DC
  • It was a mark of protest against the Trump administration
  • News of the fake newspaper has become viral on the social media

People in Washington DC were in for a big surprise on Wednesday morning. US President Donald Trump has resigned, screamed a front-page six-column headline in The Washington Post. It read: ‘UNPRESIDENTED Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis’. The lead story was accompanied with a four-column image of President Trump, visibly upset with his head down.

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.

To add to the surprise, this edition was being distributed freely on the streets of Washington DC, including areas near the White House.

News agency PTI in a report said that a middle-aged woman outside the White House told its reporter: “Grab this special edition of The Washington Post. This is free. You will never get this.”

PTI said that the woman had a stack of newspaper in blue plastic bag and was distributing it to passersby and office goers early Wednesday morning.

A video of the woman distributing the free edition of the fake Washington Post has also been uploaded on YouTube. In it, the woman can be heard saying: “Hi! Good morning! Did you get the paper? It’s a special edition.”

WHAT DID THE FAKE WASHINGTON POST EDITION SAY

According to the fake edition of the Washington Post, the lead story was authored by one Lisa Chung. It said that President Donald Trump abandoned the White House on April 30, 2019.

“He (Trump) issued no formal statement, though four White House sides – who spoke on condition of anonymity – claim that they found a napkin on the president’s desk in the Oval Office on the evening of April 30, scrawled in red ink with the following message: ‘Blame Crooked Hillary and Hfior and the Fake News Media,” the fake edition claimed.

THE BRAINS BEHIND

Ramsey Toucberry, a US journalist working with Newsweek, in a tweet has claimed that he spoke to one of the activists behind the fake newspaper edition. He said the activist, Lisa Fithian, told him that it was a “collaborative project” involving many activists.

 

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