Bob Woodward of the Washington Post is coming out with a book, Fear, that centers around Trump's presidency. But some people have decided to release fake excerpts of the book, and people are buying it.
The actual book is based on Woodward's hundreds of hours of interviews from deeply connected sources, many of whom remain anonymous.
Woodward's book examines the inner workings of the White House, discussing Trump's breakdowns and the many plans put into place to prevent disasters and control Trump's impulses. It also discusses the president's lack of understanding of major issues.
Snippets of the book have revealed quotes where Trump is described as having the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader". He is also described as, "unhinged" and "an idiot" by people who work closely with the president.
The allegations made about Trump in Fear sound so insane that some people have decided to write their own excerpts of the book and try to pass them off as real.
This Bob Woodward book is bananas. https://t.co/3nkN1oMdoy— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@Rogue WH Snr Advisor)1536079483.0
Wow, this Bob Woodward book is nuts. https://t.co/2wYd9ulpge— Stephen Colbert (@Stephen Colbert)1536115297.0
I’m reading Bob Woodward’s book. It sounds like Trump has a personal vendetta against Woodward: https://t.co/fA9QgqHGGK— beloved comedy institution “the pixelated boat” (@beloved comedy institution “the pixelated boat”)1536122547.0
Man, this new Bob Woodward book is going to be *wild*. https://t.co/lRTPYVAiFs— Grant Brisbee (@Grant Brisbee)1536077340.0
Hilariously, and disturbingly, people actually believe these excerpts are real.
@GrantBrisbee @cd_hooks This shouldn’t be funny.— Robert Aitken (@Robert Aitken)1536080835.0
@GrantBrisbee Wow. Just wow. The wild thing about it is that I can visualize the whole scene.— Jerry King (@Jerry King)1536119696.0
@StephenAtHome People wanted to vote for #Trump because he was outside of the political system. Ok. People who vote… https://t.co/yISmIjLanK— LA (@LA)1536147170.0
@RogueSNRadvisor @ResistPsycDr I've tweeted it before. Trump exhibits early signs of Dementia with Lewy bodies. His… https://t.co/l2HXGjwL5h— Paul Chambers📢🏥🤡🌊 (@Paul Chambers📢🏥🤡🌊)1536081883.0
@feedingtubepaul @RogueSNRadvisor @ResistPsycDr I agree that #Trump likely has dementia. I am convinced they starte… https://t.co/ZAGZrPIXPd— Lady Agape (@Lady Agape)1536085065.0
Although some can tell something is up.
@GrantBrisbee The sad part is that this could be real. You really can't tell anymore. This is fake isn't it? Please tell me this is fake.— Michael Corbin (@Michael Corbin)1536078174.0
@GrantBrisbee OK, that's fucking hilarious. Um, it *is* a joke, right?— Jayelle 🇺🇸🏳️🌈💖💜💙 #GlovesOff! (@Jayelle 🇺🇸🏳️🌈💖💜💙 #GlovesOff!)1536104004.0
@pixelatedboat I realized this was a joke further into reading it than I’d care to admit.— Non-Whimsical Bum (@Non-Whimsical Bum)1536133656.0
@StephenAtHome 😪 I can’t even tell if this is fake or not 🙃— Nikole Agnitti (@Nikole Agnitti)1536115372.0
@pixelatedboat Can’t wait to see this quoted by a major news outlet.— DJ Yoshi Fuerte (@DJ Yoshi Fuerte)1536125265.0
You can buy your own *real* copy of Fear on Amazon.