Biz Tips: Clint Eastwood Leaving His Estate To President Donald Trump’s 2020 Campaign Is Fake News

Biz Tips: Clint Eastwood Leaving His Estate To President Donald Trump’s 2020 Campaign Is Fake News

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Clint Eastwood Leaving His Estate To President Donald Trump’s 2020 Campaign Is Fake News

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Clint Eastwood leaving his entire estate to President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the legendary actor and filmmaker announced that he would be giving away his estate towards the reelection campaign for Trump in 2020.

Where did this fake news originate? Daily World Update published the fake news article on April 28, 2018, falsely claiming that Eastwood had received bad health news and then made the decision to leave his estate to Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. You can read the fake news below.

Clint Eastwood says his doctors have put him on notice to get his affairs in order and prepare for that final trip in one of those limousine station wagons we call a hearse. The famous actor, 89, says he’ll be lucky to see 2019:

I’ve had a good run. They say I’m probably gonna be on the list of dead people at the awards show next year. Me and that damned empty chair. Guaranteed. Why can’t folks just let that go?”

Eastwood, always in good spirits, says that he’s made a good life for his family and taken care of them with trust funds, homes and large insurance policies and that he’d like to see his personal estate go to something…bigger:

However, there is no truth to the above story. What is the problem with the story to make it false? For one, thing there is no legitimate news coverage of such an interesting story. Additionally, the above story provides a link that does not support its claim but rather shows a photograph of an old man. Finally, and most importantly, Daily World Update carries the following disclaimer on its website:

America’s Last Line of Defense is a whimsical playland of conservative satire.

Before you complain and decide satire is synonymous with “comedy”:

sat·ire
ˈsaˌtī(ə)r
noun
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Here is an example of someone sharing the fake news on social media.

Prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Eastwood said that he was not thrilled about Trump, noting that the Republican candidate has said “a lot of dumb things.” Nonetheless, the iconic actor and filmmaker said that he would be supporting Trump anyway.

“I’d have to go for Trump,” Eastwood said to The Washington Post. “You know, ’cause [Hillary’s] declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps. There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She’s made a lot of dough out of being a politician.”

A search of the Federal Election Commission does not reveal any political donations made by Eastwood to Trump’s 2016 campaign. So, it would seem very unlike that he would be doing so now.

What did you think of the fake news that Eastwood was leaving his entire estate to Trump’s 2020 campaign? Did you believe the fake news article or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.

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