Indiana Town to Change Name to Avoid Clinton Reference-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The small town of Clinton, Indiana, plans to change its name to avoid references to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
A fake news website is behind reports that officials from Clinton, Indiana, made a “political jab” at the Clintons by changing the town’s name.
The story appeared at America News Project, a website that self identifies as a “satirical news website, publishing fictitious articles,” on October 18th. According to the report, the town is currently in the process of changing its name:
The mayor, who himself is a Democrat, announced the change on Monday. He says that the name of the city will be changed to DeWitt, to honor what the town was really named for (DeWitt Clinton), and at the same time making a political jab at the Clintons.
“I cannot stand to see Hillary Clinton win the presidency. That name has been haunting me ever since her husband had the affair. I do not want our city to be associated with the Clintons, who are very crooked politicians. That is why I plan to change the name of our city.”
There actually is a small town called Clinton in Indiana. However, we couldn’t find any plans on the town’s website to move forward with a name change.