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Trump's claim to have come up with the term 'fake news' is fake news, Merriam-Webster dictionary says

Trump's claim to have come up with the term 'fake news' is fake news, Merriam-Webster dictionary says

President Trump suggested that he invented the word "fake," or the term “fake news” in an interview on Saturday, prompting a weekend correction from dictionary Merriam-Webster.

“The media is really, the word, one of the greatest of all [the] terms I've come up with, is ‘fake,’” Trump told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, CNN reports. “I guess other people have used it, perhaps, over the years, but I've never noticed it. And it's a shame. And they really hurt the country. Because they take away the spirit of the country.”

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