There's not much of a mystery what happened here: Some folks who should've known better got hoaxed by a rando from the Internet.
Let's start from the beginning, with the culprit.
On his profile, the anonymous Twitter user @randygdub (who says he is a man) calls himself "the cool and chill guy of online." What he is, more accurately, is an adherent of Weird Twitter – a surrealist style of Twitter humor known for fake anecdotes, lefty politics and copious trolling.
In the world of real estate, the Trump name is a symbol of opulence and daring.
It's a name stamped on buildings in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas in the U.S. In cities around the world, including Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Mumbai, Donald Trump has licensed his brand to other developers.
In 1990, Trump vowed to build the tallest building in the world in Los Angeles on the site of the once-glamorous Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.
Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, took to the airwaves Monday to defend her husband over sexually aggressive language he used to describe women in a 2005 recording that recently became public.
It’s the first time Melania Trump has spoken publicly since the recording emerged on Oct. 7, in which Donald Trump used vulgar language to describe women and said he could kiss and grope them without their consent because of his celebrity.
Saying her husband had been “egged on” by Billy Bush, the then-host of "Access Hollywood," Melania Trump said she found the language offensive but dismissed it as “boy talk.”
Donald Trump’s frequent appearances on Howard Stern’s radio show have repeatedly come back to haunt the GOP presidential nominee, with his rating scale for women’s appearances, his sex life and his position on the Iraq war all fodder for election-season discussion.
Now, the shock jock is speaking out for the first time about Trump, the role his radio show has played in the campaign and the controversial statements Trump made about women.
Stern, a Democrat, said he wasn’t replaying his interviews with Trump because to do so would be a “betrayal.”
Pornographer Larry Flynt announced Monday that he would pay up to $1 million for video or audio recordings of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump engaged in illegal behavior or acting in a sexually demeaning manner toward women.
“I have always celebrated women. Women in all shapes and sizes,” the publisher of Hustler magazine said in a statement. “To treat a woman like Mr. Trump himself has is both disappointing and unbelievable, especially coming from someone who wants to be our president.”
Flynt has also come under fire for exploiting and degrading women through his magazine and online site, which carry explicit pictures of naked women.
First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Arizona on Thursday, a clear sign that Democrats see the once-reliable red state as trending in their direction.
Obama will be the third Clinton surrogate there this week, following Bernie Sanders on Tuesday and Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday. In addition, the campaign is boosting its television advertising in the state and will be “dramatically expanding” its direct mail and digital advertising efforts there by more than $2 million, campaign manager Robby Mook announced Monday.
“Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and deeply disrespectful remarks about Sen. John McCain have made Arizona more competitive,” Mook told reporters on a conference call. “This is a state that would really foreclose a path for Donald Trump to win the White House.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign just made it easier for supporters to directly message their friends about voting.
An update to the campaign's smartphone app allows people to upload their iPhone and Facebook contact lists, swipe away friends who they think won’t vote for Clinton and send prepared text messages to others about joining the Clinton supporters.
It puts the campaign a step ahead of Donald Trump, whose app allows only generic messages