President Donald Trump quote tweeted an actual fake news article about one of his sisters – Elizabeth Trump Grau – standing up for him on Friday.
The fake story, initially titled “Trump’s Sister Issues Rare and Bold Statement on 2020 Election and Proves How Much She Believes in Her Brother,” was based on a parody account impersonating his second oldest sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau.
Many readers pointed out that the account was an impersonator and then the title of the article was changed to identify her as “Trump’s Alleged Sister.”
The account in question, @TheBettyTrump, later changed its bio to identify as a parody account before it was suspended by Twitter.
Before the account’s suspension, Twitter sleuths found several red flags.
The account’s posts only went as far back as yesterday, and included a tweet with a photo of the Natty Daddy beer identified as “The perfect Trump drink on a rough day.”
Grau has largely stayed out of the spotlight during Trump’s presidency, and it’s unclear if she uses any social media networks.