Black Trump Supporter Shot and Killed by Protestors-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
It’s been widely reported that an African-American Donald Trump supporter was shot and killed by protestors outside a Trump rally in Chicago.
There’s no truth to reports that protestors shot and killed a Donald Trump supporter outside a rally in Chicago.
That rumor started with a report that appeared at Christian Times Newspaper under the headline, “Breaking: Black Trump Supporter Shot and Killed by Chicago Protestors.” According to the report:
Robert King Bullock, aged 37, was a resident of Chicago’s Evanston suburb. According to Bullock’s friend, who also attended the Trump rally, Robert was an avid chef, and he recently obtained his Masters of Business Administration and planned to open a local restaurant.
This source spoke with CTN on the condition of anonymity, and asked to be referred to as “Terry.” He called for Bullock’s death to serve as a reminder to anti-Trump groups and the mainstream media.
“Rob was a black man, but he supported Trump because he got tired of Democrats saying his race was the thing holding him back,” Bullock’s friend told CTN.
But Christian Times Newspaper isn’t a credible news source. The website doesn’t clearly identify itself as fake news or satire, but a disclaimer that appears on the bottom of each story says “not all stories are necessarily grounded in fact.”