Socialites, get a load of this: Earlier this Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account appeared to be hacked. While one post included a couple of jabs at President Biden, another tweet falsely announced the death of Donald Jr.’s father, former President Donald Trump.
Other tweets said “F— Joe Biden,” and said “North Korea is about to get smoked” and “When I become president I’m going to burn the SEC.” Another wild tweet read, “I’m sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024,” the tweet said. Despite that, the ex-president appeared to prove that he was still well and alive by posting an unrelated message to his Truth Social platform later in the morning.
Around 9:45 a.m., the tweets were deleted from Donald Trump Jr.’s account. Andrew Surabian, who is a spokesperson for Donald Trump, confirmed in a tweet this Wednesday that “Don’s account has been hacked.” Meanwhile, his brother Eric Trump, was quick to joke about the hacking incident. “What was @donaldtrumpjr password? Don2024?”
The hacking of Donald Trump Jr.’s account comes just a month after Instagram star Lil Tay’s situation. As we previously reported back in August, her account was compromised and used to spread “misinformation” about her and her brother’s death. It read, “It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing. We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief. During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation. Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.”
Supporters of the young star were left heartbroken and distraught over the news only to find out later that it was not true.
In a statement provided to TMZ from Tay’s family, confirmed she is alive. “I want to make it clear that my brother and I are safe and alive, but I’m completely heartbroken, and struggling to even find the right words to say. It’s been a very traumatizing 24 hours. All day yesterday, I was bombarded with endless heartbreaking and tearful phone calls from loved ones all while trying to sort out this mess.” The statement continued, “My Instagram account was compromised by a 3rd party and used to spread jarring misinformation and rumors regarding me, to the point that even my name was wrong. My legal name is Tay Tian, not “Claire Hope”.”
The hacking of social media accounts is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences. It is important to take steps to protect your accounts, such as using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and being careful about what links you click on.