By Shawn Rice
Arnold Schwarzenegger being stripped of his United States citizenship and being indicted for tax fraud is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the Celebrity Apprentice host, actor and former California governor was losing his U.S. citizenship and facing a tax fraud indictment.
The fake news came at a time when President Donald Trump feuded with Schwarzenegger over comments about how The New Celebrity Apprentice was having terrible television ratings since Trump’s departure.
Where did this fake news originate? The Last Line of Defense published the fake news article reporting that the Terminator was stripped of U.S. citizenship and indicted for tax fraud. You can read it below.
A lot of people look at Arnold Schwarzenegger as a conservative hero when he is, in fact, nothing but a RINO and a liberal. he drives a “green” Humvee, believes in a woman’s right to murder her own baby and backed every big government bill and regulation the Democrats in California sent him as governor.
Now he’s not so popular. After insulting President Trump and an investigation into his taxes, Arnold has been asked to voluntarily surrender his US passport and return to Austria while his citizenship in the United States is officially revoked for defrauding the US government.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax Alert. Since its publication, there has been no legitimate outlet reporting on the claim. Spokesperson Jeff Derringer who is quoted in the article as saying Schwarzenegger “got what he deserved” is also fabrication.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
— charles hyslop (@charleshyslop) March 26, 2017
BREAKING: Arnold Schwarzenegger Stripped Of US Citizenship, Indicted For Tax Fraud https://t.co/N0WHCnTAix
— Mordecai The Foul (@BrianWheele) March 24, 2017
— World news (@NewsErick) March 24, 2017
BREAKING: Arnold Schwarzenegger Stripped Of US Citizenship, Indicted For Tax Fraud https://t.co/hwbvl20aj0
— GINA HOLLIN (@GinaHollin) March 24, 2017
BREAKING: Arnold Schwarzenegger Stripped Of US Citizenship, Indicted For Tax Fraud https://t.co/dUWGc9JpvM
— Terry Bly (@W8TLB) March 23, 2017
Finally, The Last Line of Defense carries following disclaimer on its about page:
DISCLAIMER: The Resistance may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. All articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney. Pictures that represent actual people should be considered altered and not in any way real.
Schwarzenegger can currently be seen in “Killing Gunther,” which is an action comedy film written and directed by Taran Killam, in his directorial debut. Schwarzenegger stars as the titular Gunther alongside Killam, Killam’s wife Cobie Smulders, and Bobby Moynihan. It will stream video on demand on September 22, 2017, before a Go to the full article.
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