Singer Tina Turner: "This Thanksgiving Is The First Time in 8 Years That I am Thankful For Our President, God Bless Him And His Supporters."

dailynewsforamericans.com on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 in a headline

Pants on Fire!

No evidence that Tina Turner is thankful for Donald Trump

Singer Tina Turner performed in a concert in Cologne, Germany, on Jan. 14, 2009. (AP)

A bogus headline suggests that singer Tina Turner said she is thankful for President Donald Trump after two terms under President Barack Obama.

"Singer Tina Turner: This Thanksgiving is the first time in 8 years that I am thankful for our president, God bless him and his supporters," stated the headline in dailynewsforamericans.com Nov 23.

We found the story after Facebook users flagged the post as being potentially fabricated, as part of the social network’s efforts to combat fake news. We searched Nexis and Google and found no evidence that Turner made such a statement.

The website dailynewsforamericans.com is largely about famous entertainers reacting to Trump. We found no disclaimer or contact information on the website, which calls itself a "tested and trustworthy team" but posts fake news.

The article only contains a headline and a link to an interview with Turner on the show of British talk show host Jonathan Ross in October.

Turner didn’t mention Trump at all during the interview.

Instead, the interview covered topics such as the musical in development about her life, her marriage to Ike Turner and decision to leave him, her career and retirement.

The headline stated that Turner was thankful for our president for "the first time in 8 years," a jab against Obama.

We didn’t find many references to Turner weighing in on American presidential politics in recent years. In 2013, Turner relinquished her U.S. citizenship after living in Switzerland for about two decades.

We do know that at least in the beginning, she was a fan. The week that Obama won in 2008, a jubilant Turner performing at a concert in Orlando declared, "We’ve got a new president!"

As for the story that Tina Turner said she is thankful for Trump, we rate this headline Pants on Fire!

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Singer Tina Turner said, "This Thanksgiving Is The First Time in 8 Years That I am Thankful For Our President, God Bless Him And His Supporters."
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Thursday, November 23, 2017


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