In December 2015, Facebook users began sharing a quote, purportedly from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, about his immigrant grandparents and his anti-immigration stance:
While it’s true that Trump’s grandfather Frederick Trump emigrated from Germany to the United States, and that Trump the candidate has made immigration reform a central plank of his platform the above-displayed quote was not uttered by Donald Trump.
The quote first appeared on the twitter account @McDonaldJTrump on 6 September 2015:
This tweet issued from a Donald Trump parody account and not Trump’s real Twitter account, as is clearly stated in the bio associated with the former:
I will make America great again because I myself am great. The J in my name does NOT stand for Joke. Also I have really great hair. I’m not Donald J. Trump.