By Shawn Rice
President Donald Trump reportedly planning on signing an executive order to abolish impeachment, according to “leaked conversations” is fake news. Rather, a satirical web site used the claim to poke fun at Trump’s executive orders.
Trump’s executive orders have generated controversy — in particular his attempted travel ban, which has been partly suspended by the courts. With that in mind, one web site considered the question of whether Trump would go so far as to try to stop his own impeachment through an executive order?
Entertainment web site News Werthy appeared to report the answer on May 29, 2017.
White House staffers leaked details of a conversation between President Trump and his legal team early Monday morning. Apparently outraged by mountains of bad press and talks of impeachment, the President is trying to find a way to use the powers of Executive Order to put a stop to it altogether.
Trump stated, “I want to draft an Executive Order which will just take away their ability to impeach me. So, I need you to help me word this the right way.” With the entire room flabbergasted, he went on to explain, “That way they will have no choice but to just get this stupid idea out of their heads, right?”
However, this is not a genuine news report as no real major news media has reported such a thing. News Werthy is a satirical web site that does not publish factual news stories, according to Snopes.
Unlike most fake news web sites, News Werthy is not deliberately attempting to fool its readers. This story, for instance, concluded with the following paragraph:
If you liked this story, follow us on Facebook to see more! If you still think this is not shameless satire — please check out our about page, and then face-palm vigorously until you feel better about yourself.
The About page further emphasizes that News Werthy’s content is satire:
NewsWerthy is your authority for super-serious, objective journalism. Look, if you’ve made it this far, and you still don’t realize that this is a tongue-in-cheek satire website, then I would like to say “Welcome to the Internet.”
Our motto here at NewsWerthy is “Take. Life. Srsly.” This is what we call Irony. (Just to beat you over the head with the punchline) We really just want you to take life less seriously.
More and more Americans support Congress pursuing impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to a new poll.
Support for Trump’s impeachment rose 5 points in the Politico–Morning Consult poll, from 38 percent to 43 percent, in the last week. Forty-five percent now say the president should continue with business as usual.
Pollsters found that more than half of voters who said they want to see Trump impeached say they want impeachment proceedings to go ahead “regardless of whether he committed an impeachable offense or not.”
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