President Donald Trump saying that he could negotiate a better deal for those soldiers who paid the ultimate price for the United States is satirical news. There is no truth that the president confused the “ultimate price” for a business deal and suggested to his Twitter followers that he could have negotiated a much better deal than the one received by soldiers who laid down their lives for the country.
Where did this satirical news originate? Duffel Blog published the satirical news article on June 2, 2018, reporting that Trump tweeted out a foolish message suggesting that deceased soldiers agreed to a “dumb contract” by paying the ultimate price. You can read the satirical news article below.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said today that he could have negotiated a better deal for those who paid the ultimate price, following up on a tweet earlier this week for Memorial Day in which he speculated that America’s dead veterans would be incredibly proud of his accomplishments while in office.
“Those who paid the ultimate price must have signed a dumb contract,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “They apparently never read Art of the Deal — best book ever! Paying too much always a bad deal for Americans, Trump would negotiate better!”
Sources confirmed that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rushed to the White House to try and explain that the phrase “paying the ultimate price” was not a reference to a business transaction, but rather it is a metaphor for those in the military who die in combat in defense of the United States.
However, there is no truth to the above story. Of course, there is no legitimate news coverage of Trump actually having made such comments about country’s foolishly paying the ultimate price. Additionally, a simple search of a site that archives Trump’s tweets does not come up with any results for the president having tweeted out anything on June 1, 2018, as suggested by the satirical news article.
Finally and most importantly, Duffel Bag carries the following disclaimer on its website:
Duffel Blog is a parody of a news organization, and all content it publishes is satirical in nature. No content should be regarded as truthful, and no reference of an individual, company, or military unit seeks to inflict malice or emotional harm. All characters, groups, and military units appearing in these works are fictitious.
Here are some examples of people sharing the satirical news on social media.
— Gammon Roaster (@cmcarrolljr) June 3, 2018
— Bizarro Perry (@HtraeEditor) June 2, 2018
— Bran Corvino (@BranCorvino) June 3, 2018
— David Calkins (@Mister_Robotics) June 3, 2018
The last controversy regarding Trump’s tweeting habits concerned Trump saying that he was “looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning.” Democrats brought up the issue that the president’s tweet came before the release of the report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which breaks protocol about not commenting on the report before its public release.
What did you think of the satirical news that Trump said that he could negotiate a better deal for those soldiers who paid the ultimate price for the United States? Did you believe the satirical news or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.
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Author: Shawn Rice