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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke September 9, 2021

Chinese restaurant sign attacking DeSantis isn’t real

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  • This image was created on a meme website.
 

The Phoenix Koi Chinese restaurant has a pretty good lunch deal if you’ve been vaccinated. 

"Lunch: $150 (get 95% off with vacc. card!)," reads the yellow marquee below the restaurant’s sign before administering a different kind of jab to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: "F*** DeSantis."

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That’s because the sign is fake, and customizable. You can "make your own Chinese restaurant sign" on the website atom.smasher.org. 

We made one. The restaurant is called "PolitiFact," and the marquee is much less hostile to DeSantis. It says: "Fact-checking rules, misinformation drools." 

We rate claims that this sign is authentic Pants on Fire!

 

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