Meme alleging Trump said “Africans Are Lazy, Good at Sex, Theft” is a hoax

Meme alleging Trump said “Africans Are Lazy, Good at Sex, Theft” is a hoax

I’ve seen this meme shared by several FB friends in the past few days. It’s clearly a hoax.

It was created by someone who wasn’t trained as a journalist. The body of the story doesn’t even include the quotes that are mentioned in the headline. (The head says Trump said “Africans are lazy,” but in the body of the article he is talking about “African Americans.” The terms are not interchangeable.)

There’s no dateline or byline. The last word in the article is newzimbabwe, but there’s no record of this story being published on newzimbabwe.com. I didn’t find any reference on the newzimbabwe website to any print edition.

If this is filed under “World News” that must mean it was published in a foreign paper, because any American paper would have published it under the heading “National” or “Politics.”