Fake News: Donald Trump DID NOT Triple Financial Aid To The Philippines

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

Several fake news websites have posted an article titled "Donald Trump triples financial aid to the Philippines". It claims Donald Trump has massively increased financial aid to the Philippines.

The article begins like this:

WASHINGTON DC (White House) - The President of the United States, Donald Trump, through his executive powers, has increased financial aid to the Philippines almost three-folds.

The Philippines, who was receiving a maximum of $120 million for the past years from the United States would from immediate effect be receiving up to $300 million from the United States in financial aids.

Yes, 'three-folds' instead of 'threefold', and 'financial aids' instead of 'financial aid'. (We do not know what "financial aids" is but it sounds like a pretty terrible disease...)

We have not found any reports in the mainsteam media about this news so it is pretty safe to declare it fake. While we wait for other fact checking websites like Snopes to debunk this 'news' you can do your part too:

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