Eric Trump, President Donald Trump’s middle son, seems to have taken on some of the traits of his father, as he had a recent Twitter post flagged for being “fake news.”
During this contentious presidential campaign, with so many twists and turns this election season, we’ve come to expect the unexpected. One of the recent developments is the rise of a new term being introduced due to false, misleading, or fabricated social media posts from the likes of Trump and scores of others, which has kept Twitter staff busy with its “manipulated media” tag lately.
Trump’s tweet was slapped with the manipulated media label when he shared this doctored photo of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson (no relation).
Trump displayed this doctored photograph with the caption, “Two great, courageous Americans” before deleting the Tweet once it became clear this wasn’t the original photo, which appears below.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 6, 2020
As you can see from the original Tweet, Ice Cube is wearing a BIG3 cap and 50 Cent, a New York Yankees baseball cap.
Once “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” got wind of the Twitter post, he had a simple, yet, very effective response.
Nigga please… https://t.co/1oPGAmzgvQ
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 20, 2020
The two rappers and entrepreneurs have been catching heat in recent days due to either their cooperation with or endorsement of the Trump administration.
Although Ice Cube hasn’t endorsed Trump, the speculation that he is Team Trump blew up on Twitter when Trump Senior Advisor Katrina Pierson sent out a Tweet thanking the mercurial artist for his “willingness to step up and work with” the Trump administration.
On the other hand, 50 Cent shared posts on his Instagram account on Monday blasting presidential candidate Joe Biden’s tax plan proposal, while encouraging his followers to vote for Trump.