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Trump Dow 'Joans' Tweet Is Fake

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:05 AM

President Donald Trump was the victim of a fake tweet on Monday that purported to have him spelling out "Dow Jones" as "Dow Joans."

The phony message, supposedly written by Trump in 2015, quickly went viral before it was exposed as a hoax.

The message was posted minutes after the stock market suffered its worst drop in more than six years, plummeting 1,175 points.

The post — the work of Shaun Usher, a British author who writes the popular blog "Letters of Note" — quickly racked up 20,000 retweets and 40,000 likes.

Fifteen minutes after his initial post, the BBC reports, Usher expressed surprise that people were fooled by the tweet, the explosive tone of which sounded like something Trump could have written.

Usher, author of "Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience," published by Chronicle, also has been a crime reporter, mystery writer and book critic.

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President Donald Trump was the victim of a fake tweet on Monday that purported to have him spelling out "Dow Jones" as "Dow Joans."
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