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Did a Little Girl Call President Trump a 'Disgrace to the World'?

"That little girl was brave, funny and smart. Also, she said that of her own volition."

Published May 8, 2017

A video shows a little girl calling President Trump 'a disgrace to the world.'

A short clip purportedly showing a young girl calling President Trump a "disgrace to the world" racked up hundreds of thousands of retweets after it was posted to Twitter on 7 May 2017:

Many viewers shared and responded to the video as if it depicted a genuine confrontation between the President of the United States and a young girl:

However, the interaction was actually taken from a bit staged for The President's Show, a Comedy Central series starring actor Anthony Atamanuik as President Trump. The scene falls at the 1:30 mark of the following video:

Atamanuik claimed on Twitter that the moment was genuine and unscripted:

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.