breaking news parody trump is dead in reference to the #TrumpIsDead hoax.

#TrumpIsDead Hoax

Part of a series on Donald Trump. [View Related Entries]

Updated Nov 03, 2022 at 01:41PM EDT by Zach.

Added Nov 03, 2022 at 10:39AM EDT by Adam.

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.

This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!

You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.

About

#TrumpIsDead Hoax or 2022 Donald Trump Death Hoax is an internet death hoax from early November 2022 revolved around the spreading of misinformation that former President Donald Trump died, spearheaded by the comedian Tim Heidecker and thought to be a test of Elon Musk's guidelines on misinformation following his acquisition of Twitter. Others then got in on the joke, creating parody news headlines and adding various aspects to the rumor, causing the hashtag "#trumpisdead" to trend on Twitter in the following days.

Origin

On November 1st, 2022, Tim Heidecker[1] commented on audio from Donald Trump talking about the attack on Paul Pelosi, saying it sounded like Trump was dying. In response, user @drivebee[2] replied with a joke reading, "I just heard from a friend that he died" (shown below, left). Heidecker[3] then quote-tweeted @drivebee, writing, "there are 1 of 2 things that could be happening. trump is dead and they are covering it up or he is badly dying at the moment. Which do you believe?" In response, user @mylifeisabiglie[4] tweeted a doctored CNN headline announcing Trump's death and a caption saying he died of autoerotic asphyxiation, gaining over 90 retweets and 420 likes in two days (shown below, right).


@timheidecker . Nov 1 Tim Heidecker: Sole Host of On Cinema Trump, i'm sad to say sounds like he's dying here. I think in fact that maybe he is and could possibly have a very grave disease of which he is dying from. we don't know but it's not good. RE The Recount @therecount. Nov 1 As Paul Pelosi reportedly remains in ICU, Donald Trump spreads baseless conspiracy theories the attacker has already disputed: "It's weird things going on in that household ... The glass it seems was broken from the inside to the out. So it wasn't a break-in, it was a breakout." RECOUNT 0:00 131K views 73 drivebee @drivebee 1 68 Watch again 947 Replying to @timheidecker I just heard from a friend that he died 3:08 PM Nov 1, 2022. Twitter Web App SAVE ↑ Tim Heidecker: Sole Host of On Cinema @timheidecker . Nov 1 Look folks there are 1 of 2 things that could be happening. trump is dead and they are covering it up or he is badly dying at the moment. Which do you believe? drivebee @drivebee - Nov 1 Replying to @timheidecker I just heard from a friend that he died 140 cufk tish sips @mylifeisabiglie 1 202 Replying to @timheidecker It's official, Trump has died Donald Trump dead at 76 Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Updated 3:49 PM ET, Tue November 1, 2022 1,826 3:55 PM . Nov 1, 2022 Twitter Web App ↑ ... OMHOCHECEMOCTES ENSES HOMME MACZENGETY FARES DE ALT er President Donald Trump died of autoerotic asphyxiation in his Florida home on November 1, 2022

Spread

Later on November 1st, 2022, Heidecker continued playing up the gag and introduced the #TrumpIsDead hashtag to spread the rumor[5] (shown below). He also included a jab at Elon Musk, suggesting he was "suppressing" the news on Twitter. This later led some publications[6] to suggest the spread of the hoax was a test of how Musk would handle disinformation on the app, as Musk has implied he will be laxer about satire and misinformation on the app than his predecessors.


Tim Heidecker: Sole Host of On Cinema @timheidecker . Nov 1 Here's what we know: 1. Trump is dead (died badly) 2. @elonmusk has suppressed this news (or has he?) 3. Donald Trump Junior is now just plain Donald Trump please like and share. Readers added context they thought people might want to know Tim Heidecker is a comedian, not a reporter. This is satire. theringer.com/music/2022/6/2... Do you find this helpful? Context is written by people who use Twitter, and appears when rated helpful by others. Find out more. 2,712 15.4K Tim Heidecker: Sole Host of On Cinema @timheidecker Rate it 86.2K many are using #TrumplsDead to spread the word. Many are sad by the news 5:29 PM . Nov 1, 2022. Twitter Web App : :

The hashtag was quickly amplified by other users on Twitter shortly after. For example, Twitter user @NathanTBernard[6] posted the doctored CNN headline on November 1st, gaining over 3,100 retweets and 25,000 likes in two days (shown below, left). Also that day, user @Imagidadnation[7] posted a bowl of Cheeto dust, joking they were Trump's ashes, gaining over 1,100 retweets and 9,400 likes in a similar timeframe (shown below, right).


Nathan Bernard @nathanTbernard finally some good news #TrumplsDead Donald Trump dead at 76 Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Updated 3:49 PM ET, Tue November 1, 2022 ... DURIAN AWON A ATEND Former President Donald Trump died of autoerotic asphyxiation in his Florida home on November 1, 2022 Imagidadnation @imagidadnation : #TrumplsDead I can't believe they just put his ashes in a bowl like that after cremating him.

The hashtag eventually trended on Twitter, leading Snopes[8] to post a debunking of the hoax and trending hashtag.

Various Examples


rich dunkis @drstevieduke Big news today! Huge thanks to @timheidecker for breaking this massive story. #TrumplsDead LIVE BREAKING NEWS MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS DEAD 16:41 MARA LAGO CORONER: "HE DIED BADLY." 6:44 PM Nov 1, 2022 Twitter for Android Unorthodox Individual @Le_Unorthodox Bro the challenge f----- killed him #TrumplsDead Trending in United States #TrumplsDead 16.9K Tweets Trending Nonstop Nut November 19.5K Tweets 3:26 AM Nov 2 2022. Twitter Web App ... Melania Trump → @FLOTUS 1h I just got home from Barron's band practice (he's in a grindcore band called S--- Christ) and Donald was dead facedown in the toilet which was overflowing with diarrhea. What a mess. it's all over his mouth. YUCK! 1 63 10 192 Vic Berger IV @VicBergerlV #TrumplsDead #RIPtrump ⠀ GOP @GOP It is with great sadness, we announce the death of Dear Leader, Donald John Trump. Rest in Piss King. #TrumplsDead 10:55 AM . Nov 2, 2022 Donald J. Trump 1946 - 2022 He lived as he died....in the toilet EARLY AND OFTEN 5:37 P.M. NEW YORK Intelligencer AFPL Trump Dead at 76 From Severe Flatulence By Margaret Hartmann @_NYMarg SUBSCRIBE SIGN IN SPI AGENDA TO 70107

Search Interest

External References

Recent Videos

There are no videos currently available.

Recent Images 11 total



+ Add a Comment

Comments (0)

There are no comments currently available.

Display Comments

Add a Comment


Hauu! You must login or signup first!