On Thursday evening, Jimmy Kimmel Live boasted a “bombshell revelation” which turned out to be a fake Donald Trump video admitting that his entire candidacy was a gigantic prank.

“Enough is enough. It has to be stopped. It has to be stopped now. April fools, America! I’m not running for president! It was a joke! You’re so stupid it’s mind-boggling. It really is.”

It is so exciting to hear those words, even when it’s clear that it’s not in earnest (or even the actual voice of the candidate). But the genius April Fools clip doesn’t stop there. Pranking Trump tells voters to throw their not-pranked support behind another candidate, confirming a crackpot conspiracy theory some hold about Trump’s reason for running.

“Now go vote for my friend Hillary Clinton and make America great again!”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com