If you were scrolling through Twitter over the weekend, you probably came across the following viral footage of a little girl putting Trump in his place and calling him a disgrace. It was a pretty big hit, and basically screamed "RT ME, I'M AMAZING!"
who is she 👏🏿 pic.twitter.com/amElWRGFdpMay 7, 2017
The thing is, this footage is fake. Or more specifically, as Gizmodo discovered, it was lifted from Comedy Central's relatively new series The President Show, which stars a Trump impersonator.
Here's the original clip from the show:
The president greets the Tax Day protesters, and the crowd LOVES him. Huge! https://t.co/KJ41qK2OEJpic.twitter.com/lkjtg6Ne4MMay 7, 2017
The girl in the clip, however, appears to be a real person with a genuine reaction. Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik reached out to Gizmodo writer Matt Novak to clarify:
Hey Matt, it was a segment on our show, and the little girl wasn't an actor. No one "Faked" anything. Also, the girl is still right!May 8, 2017
1. Be careful to source your RTs.
2. This little girl is still awesome.
Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.
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