Fake News: White House Did NOT Release Proof That Stormy Daniels Is Lying

Fact Check

  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: White House Did NOT Release Proof That Stormy Daniels Is Lying

Did the White House release evidence that Stormy Daniels was lying about her affair with President Trump? Nope, no such claims were made by the White House.

(Note: this does not mean the affair did or did not happen, it just means no proof was released by the White House.)

The claim about proof being released appeared in an article published on Daily World Update March 28, 2018 titled "BREAKING: White House Releases PROOF That Stormy Daniels Is Lying." (archived here) which opened:

The White House has just released absolute proof that Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had unprotected sex with God's choice for President, is a liar. The news came from Information and Propaganda Director Art Tubolls in a statement:

"On the night in question Mr. Trump has proof that not only was he not in New York to have a date with a porn star, he wasn't even in the country."

The words "a statement" linked to a Google search for the word "dumbass" and the name of the spokesperson ("Art Tubbols") is an anagram for "Busta Troll", the nickname of the man who owns the site. He has been trolling conservatives and Republicans online with outrageous fake news for quite some time.

We wrote about dailyworldupdate.com before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:

The site comes with a clear satire disclaimer at the bottom of each article:

sat·ire ~ˈsaˌtī(ə)r
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, OR ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
If you disagree with the definition of satire or have decided it is synonymous with "comedy," you should really just move along.

The owner and main writer of the site is self-professed liberal troll Christopher Blair, a man from Maine who has made it his full time job to troll gullible conservatives and Trump supporters into liking and sharing his articles. He runs several other websites such as ladiesofliberty.net, shareotonin.com and dailyworldupdate.com. Sometimes he is also known under his nickname "Busta Troll". He has at least one accomplice who writes under the pen names "Freedom", "Captain Jellypants", "Butch Mannington" or "Captain Buck Atlantis".

Articles from Blair's sites frequently get copied by "real" fake news sites who often omit the satire disclaimer and any other hints the stories are fake. Blair has tried to get these sites shut down in the past but new ones keep cropping up and he keeps knocking them down.

If you see one of his stories on a site that does not contain a satire disclaimer, assume it is fake news. If you do see the satire disclaimer it is of course also fake news.

Want to inform others about the accuracy of this story?

See who is sharing it (it might even be your friends...) and leave the link in the comments.:

  Maarten Schenk

Maarten Schenk is the co-founder and COO/CTO of Lead Stories and an expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.

Read more about or contact Maarten Schenk

About Us

International Fact-Checking Organization Meta Third-Party Fact Checker

Lead Stories is a fact checking website that is always looking for the latest false, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate stories, videos or images going viral on the internet.
Spotted something? Let us know!.

Lead Stories is a:


Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lead Stories LLC:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Most Read

Most Recent

Share your opinion