Al Gore May Have Invented the Internet, but Donald Trump Invented the Word “Fake”

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The video has disappeared, but the story at the website Mic has not.  Donald Trump recently appeared on Mike Huckabee’s new show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and he claimed to have “come up with” the word “fake.”

Here is a taste of Alison Dukee’s piece:

In an interview released Saturday with former Gov. Mike Huckabee, President Donald Trump made a few bizarre claims — including that he apparently invented the word “fake.”

During the interview, which was broadcast on the Christian network Trinity Broadcasting, Trump was quick to boast about the progress his administration has made so far and blast the “horrible, unfair publicity” his presidency has received.

That publicity, of course, comes from what Trump has termed the “fake news” media. But while that phrasing may be associated with the president, Trump specifically took credit for the word “fake” itself — a word that dates back to the early 19th century.

“I think the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is ‘fake.’ I guess other people have used it, perhaps, over the years, but I’ve never noticed it,” Trump told Huckabee.

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