Donald Trump is not dead. The Republican nominee is the victim of a hoax that claims Donald Trump suffered cardiac arrest during a campaign rally.
The fake story features a picture of Donald Trump from one of his appearances in WWE where the real estate mogul and reality TV star played dead.
The fake story is a clickbait scam that has been used with other celebrities, such as Jaden Smith, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone, and others. Most of the hoax claims come from the same website, which uses social media to make the story appear real.
The Donald Trump cardiac arrest hoax also uses the Fox News logo to appear genuine. The 70-year old businessman is the Republican nominee for President and has had a number of controversies during his campaign.
While a fake news story of Donald Trump having a cardiac arrest or heart attack makes the rounds, it was his opponent Hillary Clinton that has been subject to health rumors during the presidential race.
Hillary Clinton has pneumonia and has been seen having fainting and coughing spells. Despite the lack of evidence, Trump has asserted that Hillary Clinton is unfit for the presidency. Trump’s health smear backfired, and the Republican nominee laid off the attacks.
The Donald Trump cardiac arrest hoax is dangerous if you fall victim to the clickbait. The fake news story can infect your computer and steal your information.
The hoax is mostly circulating on Facebook, and users have to give up their information to see Donald Trump have a cardiac arrest or heart attack.
Although no such video exists, many users still click these links out of curiosity. Others also Google the search term “Donald Trump cardiac arrest” to confirm whether what they saw on social media is true or not.
Cardiac arrest and heart attack are the top searches for Donald Trump, which is also a testament to the dangers of clickbait stories spreading online.
Donald Trump is alive and well enough to go on Twitter rants at three in the morning. Therefore, stamina is not the Republican’s nominee issue, let alone his heart.
Donald Trump is in a closely contested battle with Hillary Clinton. Clinton is ahead in recent polls, but Trump is not far behind.
According to the New York Times, some Republicans may distant themselves form Trump, depending on his performance in the next debate with Hillary Clinton.
The publication also writes about his polling data in crucial swing states:
“Mr. Trump has already slipped perceptibly in public polls, trailing widely this week in Pennsylvania and by smaller margins in Florida and North Carolina — three states he cannot afford to lose. But private polling by both parties shows an even more precipitous drop, especially among independent voters, moderate Republicans and women, according to a dozen strategists from both parties who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the data was confidential.”
Donald Trump has not responded to the cardiac arrest hoax on Twitter, but the Republican nominee is still active on social media.
Trump has accused the media of bias against him, while some have criticized Sean Hannity for being in favor of Trump.
According to The Guardian, Megyn Kelly accused Sean Hannity of the same thing, and the publication writes:
“In contrast, Hannity has appeared in an advertisement for Trump and constantly spoken of the Republican nominee in glowing terms. Trump has appeared in a number of one-on-one primetime interviews with the Fox News host and even cited Hannity as a character witness in the first presidential debate.”
Donald Trump did not suffer a cardiac arrest, and according to medical records he has never had a heart attack.
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