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Kid Rock Sneaks Into Hillary Clinton Event to Shout ‘Vote Donald Trump’ During Rally

A report that musician Kid Rock interrupted a Hillary Clinton event at the 2016 DNC by shouting "Vote Donald Trump" was just a fake news article.

Published Jul 29, 2016

Claim:
Kid Rock interrupted a Hillary Clinton event at the Democratic National Convention by shouting "Vote Donald Trump."

On 28 July 2016, the web site HeavierMetal.net published an article reporting that musician Kid Rock, an avowed Republican, interrupted a Hillary Clinton event at the 2016 Democratic National Convention by shouting "vote Donald Trump":

Kid Rock (real name Robert Richie) interrupted a Hillary Clinton campaign event during the Democratic convention when he shouted ‘Vote Donald Trump’ and ‘Hillary For Prison 2016’ from behind the DNC presidential contender.

After entering the rally, Kid Rock blended in with the crowd before starting a loud ‘Vote Donald Trump’ chant. Numerous people in the crowd were swayed and joined the chant with Kid Rock after realizing he is the American hero who wrote ‘Bawitdaba’.

However, this story was just a bit of "satire" from a web site that does not publish factual stories:

We often break news stories several years before anyone else reports them, thus sometimes causing some to have a difficult time accepting the truth.

The stories we create are purely fictional. The names we use are completely made up — except when public figures are being satirized.

Despite Heavier Metal's disclaimer, at least one web site purporting to be a legitimate publication, EndTheFed.com, republished this story as if it were a real news item.

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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