On Trump's golf course in Virginia, there his a memorial, signed by Trump himself, honoring the dead soldiers in a Civil War battle so bloody apparently that it's called "The River of Blood." Unfortunately, there's one big problem -- the battle NEVER TOOK PLACE!
(The "funniest" part of the article is when a reporter asked Trump about it, and the best he could come up with as a response was, "How would they know that? Were they there?" No, but they're scholars and study and do actual research from records of accounts of military actions from the army and from people who were -- in fact, really -- there.)
And so now we can add one more to our honor roll of moments of silence in memory and the fallen in non-existent massacres and faux-battles of today and throughout history --
Remember Bowling Green.
Remember The River of Blood.
And in the end, once again, we find the real source and admirer of creating fake news. It's a third-graders gambit: if you don't know the answer on your test, make it up and hope the teacher won't notice. And suddenly, Trump not knowing that Frederick Douglass died 120 years ago, that China and Korea have a complicated history going back 1,500 years, and that Andrew Jackson died 16 years before he could have solved the Civil War becomes ever more clear. And gives fodder to those planning to sue Trump University for fraud.
You can read the article about it here.