Donado Trump, speaking to American politician Mike Huckabee, said that it was he who invented the word “fake” after using it to describe the media.
“The media is really, the word, one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with, is ‘fake.'”
“I guess other people have used it perhaps over the years but I’ve never noticed it. And it’s a shame. And they (the media) really hurt the country. Because they take away the spirit of the country.”
Merriam-Webster fact-checked the president. According to them, the word “fake” was first used among criminals in 18th-century England and the term “fake news” was first used to describe suspect stories in newspapers in 1890.