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Real News: Melania Trump Did NOT Say Special Little Carrots Remind Trump Of Ivanka

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:25:14 Z)

Did Melania Trump really say some carrot shaped like a pair of women's legs reminded President Donald Trump of his daughter Ivanka? No, and nobody is actually claiming she did because this must have been the easiest meme to debunk ever.

The Facebook page of website notmypot.us made a post (archived here) on April 20, 2018 that showed a picture of Melania Trump doing some gardening and a weird shaped carrot with following texts superimposed:

"To Make Sure Donald Eats His Veggies I Grow Special Little Carrots"

"He Says They Remind Him of Ivanka"*.

And then in small font:

No, Melania Trump didn't actually say that.

As the text that went with the Facebook post said:

Keep your rage down. No, she didn't actually say this, but damn...is it funny.

Screenshot of https://www.facebook.com/hesnotmypotus/posts/365682603838314

The meme is the latest in a publicity blitz by internet troll Christopher Blair to promote his newest sites:

Christopher Blair AKA Busta Troll Starts Several New Trolling Websites (And A Porn Site Network) | Lead Stories

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below. Regular readers of Lead Stories know we've been following the exploits of Christopher Blair for quite some time now.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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