Donald Trump Blames Muslims for Death of Jesus-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
It’s been reported that Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that Muslims were to blame for the death of Jesus.
Donald Trump didn’t blame the death of Jesus on Muslims.
That claim originated with a report appearing at The Evening Harold, a fake and satirical news website. The story, appearing under the headline, “Donald Trump Says He’s Never Forgiven the Muslims for Killing Jesus,” reports:
Easter is a time for remembering that Muslims killed Jesus, according to Donald Trump.
“People ask me why I don’t like Muslims, and I say ‘duh’, it’s because they nailed Jesus to the cross with those Muslamic nails of theirs. Page 545 of the Bible I think it is, there in black and white, Muhammad Pilate and his henchmen killing Jesus.”
Within a week of being published, the story had been shared more than 10,000 times on Facebook. Taken out of context, many readers were duped into believing that Trump had actually blamed Muslim’s for Jesus’ death, but that’s not the case. The Evening Harold identifies itself as a satirical website in its disclaimer:
*All characters featured in the Evening Harold are entirely fictitious, and any similarities to anyone living or dead are purely coincidental.** Frankly, if you can’t figure out the difference between real and imaginary this site is probably a bad idea for you, and it might be a good idea to write that down.
So, claims that Donald Trump blamed Muslims for Jesus’ death are false.