(WCMH) – A surprising number of Twitter users fell for a hoax that claimed President Trump spends hours of every day watching the ‘Gorilla Channel.’
Thursday, Cartoonist Ben Ward tweeted a screenshot of a parody excerpt from Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
The parody excerpt claims President Trump forced staff to create a makeshift ‘Gorilla Channel’ that streams nothing but video of gorillas fighting, 24 hours a day.
The joke went right over the heads of some people.
Ward later changed his name on Twitter to make it perfectly clear that the entire thing was a joke.
To add a new wrinkle into the story, HBO’s VICE News went ahead and created a ‘Gorilla Channel’ of their own on Periscope.