Someone seems to have played a trick on the outgoing president of the United States.
A screenshot of an apparent tweet from US President Donald Trump’s account suggests he misled the soccer legend Diego Maradona with pop singer Madonna.
However, local sources confirmed, it was a fabricated tweet.
The news of Maradona’s death on November 25, 2020 led many sports stars and public figures to pay tribute to the former Argentine footballer.
A screenshot that was shared on social media suggests that Trump sent a tweet that said: “Very sad to hear about the death of Maradona. A great person.”
“His music was wonderful. I remember listening to his albums in the early 1980s. Rest in peace!”
But nevertheless, no tweet Mentioning Maradona can be seen on the president’s official account, @realDonaldTrump
According to Politwoops, a ProPublica project that archives deleted tweets from politicians, no message that guy was removed from your page
Numerous Twitter users noted that the name Madonna became a trending topic following the news of Maradona’s death, presumably due to similarity between the names.