Satire piece has Trump mocking Jesus' hometown

Wednesday , February 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The Associated Press

A satire site falsely quoted President Donald Trump as calling Nazareth a “hole” and is linked to an unrelated photo of the president from a year-old interview.

The Babylon Bee, which publishes satire relating to Christianity, drew a comparison between Trump’s reported remarks earlier this year about African countries, in a report claiming Trump said he wouldn’t accept Christianity anymore because Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth is undesirable. An image of Trump talking that illustrates the piece is from a January 2017 White House interview.

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This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online, including work with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on the platform.

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