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Breitbart gets fooled by account that mimics how Trump would tweet if he was more mature

"The platform for the alt-right" became the platform for fake Trump quotes.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
CREDIT: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

In a story about three U.S. Green Berets who were killed when a joint U.S.-Niger patrol was ambushed in southwest Niger on Wednesday, Breitbart included a tweet from a Trump parody Twitter account, citing it as an actual statement from President Trump.

The last paragraph of the Breitbart article, authored by John Hayward, attributes this quote to the president: “Saddened by the loss of our three U.S. Green Beret soldiers in Niger. Our thoughts are with the families during this very difficult time.”

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