No, President Trump did not call the ANC ‘mob of old people’

No, President Trump did not call the ANC ‘mob of old people’

- President Donald Trump allegedly threw shade at the 'old age home' ANC government online

- A screenshot of his supposed post circulated online showing the US head of state calling the ANC a "mob of old people"

- However, Briefly.co.za looked at the facts and determined the post is fake

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The lockdown has provided people with a lot of free time on their hands and some use it to create fake content that causes a stir on social media.

Recently, a screenshot of a tweet allegedly made by President Donald Trump has been circulating on several social media platforms.

In the post, Trump allegedly takes a dig at the South African ruling government, calling them a "mafia/mob of old people" who are guilty of nepotism.

Briefly.co.za took a look at the post and the facts behind it to conclude whether or not it is real or fake.

The post:

The alleged US president's tweet read:

"Can we all agree that the ANC is just a mafia/mob of old people, who enrich specific families, friends, relatives, and their own families. They are just thugs who wanna be celebrities."

Take a look at the alleged post below:

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The fact:

The post was reportedly shared by Trump on the 24th of May, however, it is nowhere to be found on his Twitter page.

And, for y'all who think he probably deleted the tweet - wrong again! According to Africa Check, an AI powered database called Factba.se stores every communication that comes from Trump’s social media accounts, interviews and the White House.

The above tweet does not appear in their database of US president’s current or deleted tweets.

The conclusion:

In Trump's own famous words, we dub this one "fake news." The American head of state did not tweet that the ANC was a mob of old people and it was probably the work of a bored social media user with some Photoshop skills.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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