It’s hard to tell just how many people have been fooled by a photoshopped tweet that makes it look like it’s from Donald Trump, but it’s a lot. Twitter user @Rivermansky63 posted it yesterday morning and it’s been retweeted a staggering 11,000 times since then:
He was quickly told it was a fake, but it was “so funny”:
— Alex M (@Rivermansky63) October 15, 2015
According to @Rivermansky63, the tweet was created by Jared Oban:
.@jaredoban here is the creator of the original Trump tweet that went viral under my name. Glad to meet the source
— Alex M (@Rivermansky63) October 16, 2015
Here’s what could be the original that started it all dated October 13:
— Jared Oban (@jaredoban) October 14, 2015
2300+ retweets on that one.
Author CJ Werleman posted it later yesterday afternoon and has almost 5000 retweets on his version:
Take all the time you need to process what Trump just said. pic.twitter.com/u2oG8zHFTo
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) October 15, 2015
Verified users are passing it around, too, including Joan Walsh:
— kory (@KoryOnTheRadio) October 16, 2015
Come on, people. Enough already!