Donald Trump tries to claim that he came up with the word ‘fake’
11 Oct 2017
William Shakespeare is credited as the first recorded source for hundreds of words in the English language.
And it seems that as well as his quest to ‘Make America Great Again’, Donald Trump is keen to take credit for the creation of at least one.
The US President claimed in an interview with TBN that aired on Saturday that he came up with the word ‘fake’.
If you’ve been following politics for the last couple of years then you might have come to the conclusion that very little could surprise you.
But although he is clearly fond of the word, uttering it almost daily, we don’t think that many people saw this coming.
‘I think the word, one of the greatest of all time that I’ve come up with is fake,’ the billionaire said.
Perhaps realising others may see through his claim, the Republican then added: ‘I guess other people have used it perhaps over the years but I’ve never noticed it and it’s a shame.’
Unsurprisingly many people disputed his assertion, but perhaps J.K. Rowling said it best:
And in case you were wondering, the dictionary does not attribute ‘fake’ to the US President.
According to the Oxford Dictionaries website, its origin is: ‘Late 18th century (originally slang): origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately related to German fegen ‘sweep, thrash’.’