The Dow fell over 1,000 points on Monday but don’t expect to see Trump loading himself, Evel Knievel–style, into a cannon anytime soon. If that sentence doesn’t make sense to you, good. You’re not spending too much time on Twitter. If it does make sense, here’s what you need to know. Trump never tweeted that “If the Dow Joans ever falls more than 1000 ‘points’ in a Single Day the sitting president should be ‘loaded’ into a very big cannon and Shot into the sun at TREMENDOUS SPEED! No excuses!” Of course, that hasn’t stopped thousands of people from retweeting a mocked-up screen cap of what appears to be Trump tweeting just that in 2015.
This tweet is, as you know now, fake. Snopes says so. The guy who originally tweeted it, as a joke, says so. While Trump once, with frightening accuracy, foresaw that he would one day be both president and called a “fucking idiot” by his peers, that isn’t the case here. Go forth and quote tweet accordingly.