Donald Trump Claims He Invented The Word 'Fake'. For Real

JK Rowling's response to Donald Trump takes the cake

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Donald Trump Claims He Invented The Word 'Fake'. For Real

Donald Trump claims he came up with the word 'fake' during an interview.

In an interview on Saturday, US President Donald Trump actually appears to be taking credit for inventing the word 'fake'.

"The media is really, the word, one of the greatest of all terms I've come up with, is 'fake'. I guess other people have used it perhaps over the years but I've never noticed it. And it's a shame," he says to American politician Mike Huckabee during an interview on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

A clip of this portion of the interview has quickly gone viral on Twitter with over 37,000 'likes' and 19,000 'retweets'. Watch President Trump make this bizarre claim below:
 
Many speculated that Mr Trump was actually using the word 'fake' as a short form for 'fake news' - which is a favourite phrase of his. However, it is yet another word that he did not invent.

Among the many people who hilariously trolled this latest bizarre claim from Mr Trump were two of his staunchest critics - the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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Merriam-Webster traced the origin of the word 'fake news' back to 1890:
 
JK Rowling's response, however, took the cake:
 
Her tweet has been 'liked' over 2 lakh times.

Here are some other hilarious responses to Donald Trump's claim of inventing the word 'fake'.
 

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