Fact Check

Did Trump Tweet About Banning 'Fake Boos' in Public?

In some ways, it's a bit too easy to create fake tweets.

Published Oct. 29, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27:  President Donald Trump attends Game Five of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
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U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about banning "fake boos" after being booed at the 2019 World Series.

In late October 2019, a tweet attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump circulated on the internet:

"To help my lovely Wife with #BeBets anti-bullying Campaign, I am signing an Executive Order that will BAN any form of public "Booing". This has NOTHING to do with yesertday's [sic] very unfair World Series game. The croud [sic] was NOT booing me! FAKE BOOS!!!"

Although it referenced several real news items, the tweet itself was fake. Trump didn't post that message, as can be confirmed by searching a database that catalogs all of his tweets. The alleged tweet also fails to show up in ProPublica's searchable archive of deleted tweets posted by politicians.

Ersatz Trump in the tweet referenced first lady Melania Trump's anti-cyberbullying campaign, dubbed #BeBest, as well as the fact that he was vociferously booed by the crowd at National Park during Game 5 of the World Series in late October 2019. And the "FAKE BOOS" phrase appeared to be a play on both the upcoming Halloween holiday and Trump's frequent use of the term "fake news" to denigrate the news media as an institution.


CBS News. "Trump Booed at World Series and Chants of 'Lock Him Up!'  Break Out."   29 October 2019.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more