Watch: People believe Trump and MLK Jr. got into a Twitter fight — their reactions were priceless

Watch: People believe Trump and MLK Jr. got into a Twitter fight — their reactions were priceless
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" tells people in Los Angeles that President Donald Trump and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — who died 50 years ago — got into a Twitter fight. They believed it. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host Jimmy Kimmel aired a segment featuring people whose reactions to a false report that President Donald Trump feuded on Twitter with King himself were priceless.

There’s just one problem: King died 50 years ago.

What’s in the video?

The segment, an MLK Day edition of “Lie Witness News,” featured Kimmel’s producers on the streets of Los Angeles asking people what they thought of Trump’s social media feud with King.

“It’s President Trump’s first MLK Day in office, and we wanted to do something special to commemorate that, so we went out on the streets this afternoon and we asked people, ‘Who’s side are you on in the Donald Trump-Dr. King Twitter war,” Kimmel said while introducing the video.

“Of course, Dr. Martin Luther King has been gone for 50 years,” Kimmel added, “but did that stop people from weighing in on this impossible feud? No, it did not.”

Kimmel cued the footage, which showed an interviewer asking the question, “We’re talking to people today about the big Twitter war that’s going on between Donald Trump and Dr. Martin Luther King. Why do those two not get along?”

One young woman answered, “Well, it seems like Donald Trump isn’t really into, African-Americans, we’ll say.”

“You know, obviously,” she added.

The interviewer later asked one woman, “Was it wrong of Martin Luther King to call President Trump a ‘fish-eyed fool jive turkey’?” and spoke to a man about his thoughts on why King actually decided to opt out of attending Trump’s 2017 presidential inauguration.

See the rest of the hilarious responses in the video below.

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