Fake news claims Barron Trump was rushed to the hospital with 'severe pneumonia'

First son Barron Trump was targeted by fake news recently when a report claimed he was hospitalized for "severe pneumonia."

A false report published on Aug. 6 by AmericanToday.us claimed President Trump's youngest son was rushed to the hospital while vacationing with his family in Bedminster, N.J. -- and sent a Snapchat while in the hospital to his friends.

An excerpt from the article reads as follows:

"Horrible news are coming from the President's house while President (Donald) Trump on Friday began a 17-day stint at his prized golf club in Bedminster, NJ. Barron Trump has been rushed to hospital with severe pneumonia while on holiday in Bedminster, NJ."

As Politifact explains, Barron is indeed vacationing with his parents in New Jersey, but is healthy and not in the hospital.

It appears the fake report pulled details from the hospitalization of Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson on Aug. 6 -- the same day this story was posted.

Clarkson Instagrammed an image related to his hospital visit, saying "Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday," and the fake report later directly pulled this quote, claiming it was Barron who sent it.

The 11-year-old Trump child is set to start school at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland this fall.

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