Recently, a Twitter page called "History Lovers Club" shared a transcript which they claimed showed a "genuine conversation" between then President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The post quickly went viral, and it's easy to see why...
The problem? It's fake. In 2016, the BBC made a Freedom of Information request and received genuine transcripts between the two. While there were some strange topics of conversation, there was nothing quite like the above image.
Following the release of the documents, comedy writer Michael Spicer decided to copy the formatting of the real documents and create some hilarious false excerpts, which he posed on his Tumblr account. The castle rant? That's one of his.
And after the recent post went viral, Spicer made sure everyone knew it was fake.
Don't believe everything you read, like these people probably did:
No good telling them that. Years ago I wrote a column for the Guardian in the form of an HMRC letter. It still does the rounds as 'genuine'.— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) November 11, 2017
You made a fake news. You didn't mean to, but you did.— Greig Johnson (@eclecticschlock) November 11, 2017
Had it been Trump it would have been: ''I have the best castles, they're huge, really big castles, I got all the castles. UK castles are fake. SAD.''— Chris Karle (@CJKarle) November 12, 2017
Saw this being RT’d and just assumed this was one of those ‘parody’ accounts.— Chris 🦁 (@_chrisUK) November 11, 2017
Oh dear! (Very amusing though sir!)
Well done sir. I intend to use "a beer crate full of shit" in conversation today.— Adrian Papprill (@Papprilla) November 11, 2017