You can't make this stuff up folks!
Well….the Media can make up a lot.
But you can't make up something so delicious as this.
A totally fake story started going around that The Taliban had endorsed Trump for President.
And the Media pounced….ate it up like a rabid dog.
Take a look:
The only problem?
It was SO fake that the Taliban itself tweeted out a message saying the Media and in particular CBS had distored the truth.
Fact-checked by the freaking Taliban!
The Independent confirmed the story:
The Taliban has denied endorsing Donald Trump after reports emerged claiming the Afghan militant group had said it hoped the US president would be re-elected.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the Taliban, was reported to have supported Mr Trump’s bid to remain in the White House and expressed concern over his health.
CBS News quoted Zabihullah Mujahid to have said during a phone interview: “We hope he will win the election and wind up US military presence in Afghanistan.”
The American news outlet also said another Taliban senior leader told them: “When we heard about Trump being Covid-19 positive, we got worried for his health, but seems he is getting better.”
In response, Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said they “reject” the Taliban support, adding: “The Taliban should know that the president will always protect American interests by any means necessary.”
But the Taliban also appeared to reject the comments as Mr Mujahid published a “clarification” on Sunday, saying CBS “misinterpreted and misrepresented my words”.
“US news outlet @CBSNews has interpreted and published my remarks incorrectly. Nothing of the sort has been communicated as publicised by them,” he wrote on Twitter.