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PHOTO: Headline of Fake Washington Post Created by The Yes Men Reports ‘UNPRESIDENTED Trump Hastily Departs White House, Ending Crisis’

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Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Yes Labs

Contrary to what you might have heard, President Donald Trump has not stepped down, despite headlines of fake copies of The Washington Post proclaiming otherwise.

The publication, dated May 1, 2019, stated: “UNPRESIDENTED: Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis.” A fake website included such headlines as “Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends” and “From #MeToo to ‘You’re Fired.”

People wish it was real.

Its existence prompted many to speak out and contact the Post‘s offices:

The fake publication was also accompanied by a fake email blast:

The Washington Post‘s PR account said its staff is “looking into” the fake newspaper.

The Yes Men, a group which identifies itself as a “trickster activist collective,” took credit for producing the paper along with writer Onnesha Roychoudhuri and author L.A. Kauffman.

“The story this paper tells is more reasonable than our current reality,” Roychoudhuri said in a statement on the site. “And it’s anything but far-fetched. We’re already seeing unprecedented levels of protest and resistance. Now we just need to ask ourselves: What’s next? This paper offers a blueprint to help us reclaim our democracy.”

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