Claim: Donald Trump tweeted an image of his genitals following penis-related banter at a Republican debate.
Donald Trump has tweeted a photo of his penis
A website masquerading as abcnews.com has been spreading the rumor that Donald Trump has tweeted a photo of his penis and it is now circulating through social media.
— Politics News (@recentpolitical) March 8, 2016
Origin:In March 2016, dubious web sites published an article claiming that Donald Trump responded to a recent insult by tweeting a graphic image of his genitalia:
Donald Trump has broken all kinds of norms during his presidential campaign, but he just went to a whole new level this morning by tweeting what is supposedly an image of his private-parts. The tweet was quickly deleted but not before being retweeted over 5,000 times.
The tweet comes in response to comments made by Marco Rubio about the size of Donald Trump’s hands during the Republican debate last night.
The claim included an image of the purported tweet:
This story, however, was entirely fabricated. The claim originated from a clickbait fake news site that infringes the trademark-protected visual elements and domain names of legitimate news outlets in order to generate traffic and drive advertising revenues by creating and spreading entirely false "news" stories.
Last updated: 08 March 2016
Originally published: 08 March 2016