Is Donald Trump dead? There are those who believe – or are trying to peddle the idea – that the Republican presidential nominee has finally signed off for good.
This news may come as a shock particularly for the business magnate’s die-hard supporters, who have been keeping tabs of the colorful pronouncements he has made during the campaign trail.
And most of them would agree that their idol, who has been known for his combative stance on every issue leveled against him, would certainly not give up at this stage when he is in in the midst of the greatest battle of his life.
But is there really truth to this rumor that Donald Trump, the firebrand presidential candidate from New York who has defied every norm and convention of his party, is dead?
Sorry to disappoint his longtime opponents and critics, but the man who has made a name for himself as a hardnosed CEO of a business empire and a reality TV star, is alive and well, thank you, according to Snopes.com.
The news/celebrity site categorically branded as “FALSE” recent rumors, which have circulated that “the Apprentice” star had died of a “violent heart attack” as claimed by another website, which filed the below false report.
“Donald Trump was pronounced dead today at 11 A.M. following what some are describing as a violent heart attack,” the website noted. “The world famous businessman and TV personality was previously treated for minor cardio vascular issues that followed a mild course of antibiotics.”
“Fans have already taken to social media to express their emotions with hash tags #RIPTRUMP #TRUMPRIP #TRUMP4EVER.”
Snopes.com noted that we now live in a “clickbait world” where “sensationalist and outrageous” reports are being posted on social media for the main purpose of driving traffic to their websites and consequently, generate revenues.
As the hoax that Donald Trump is dead circulated in cyberspace, the maverick politician was in his usual fighting form, as he tweeted on Saturday, hitting the New York Times for its seemingly biased reporting against him, according to CNN.
“The failing @nytimes has become a newspaper of fiction,” he declared in his tweet. “Their stories about me always quote non-existent unnamed sources. Very dishonest!”
With comments such as these, Donald Trump’s followers can be sure that he isn’t dead, and is in for the long haul.