Pride cometh before a fall. Donald Trump may not have fallen far off his high horse, but he did fall victim to a classic prank in keeping with this old adage.
The real estate mogul and professional blabbermouth, who spends most of his time on Twitter railing against “losers,” also loves to stroke his own ego.
To that end, he left himself vulnerable to the Internet’s witty, wicked ways:
Exploiting Trump’s vanity, a prankster played him like a fiddle, sending him a pic of a sweet married couple who also happen to be serial killers.
“My parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration. Can you pls RT for their memory?” Phil Bradbury (Twitter handle @Feckhead) asked.
Trump, with whom flattery will get you everywhere, obliged.
The only problem? The image actually showed Fred and Rosemary West, a couple convicted of torturing, raping and killing 10 girls in the mid 1970s.
Fred West hanged himself before he could be sentenced to life following the sick duo’s eventual arrest. Rosemary West was sentenced to life.
Trump’s blunder, meanwhile, was re-tweeted and starred thousands of times before he figured out what was going on and deleted the message.
“Some jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them + pls RT – out of kindness I retweeted,” he explained, adding in typical Trump fashion:
“Maybe I’ll sue.”
Go ahead and do that, Don, if it makes you feel better. Or just think before you Tweet and claim your place in epic scial media fails history once again.