The Mooch Apparently Thinks Parody North Korea Twitter Account Is The Real Deal

Mooch gonna Mooch.

Oh, Mooch.

It would appear that short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is the latest person to be fooled by the brilliant North Korea parody account @DPRK_News. On Friday, the frequent cable news guest and passionate Trump loyalist took to Twitter to call on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to get back to the negotiating table in the wake of President Trump calling off next month’s peace summit, tagging DPRK News.

Of course, folks on Twitter noticed this right away and tweaked the former White House spokesperson over the faux pas.

To be fair, Mooch is far from the only one who has fallen for the infamous account and thought it represented the North Korean government’s state-run media agency. Last July, the New York Times included a tweet from DPRK News in a story about North Korea’s first ICBM launch, later issuing a correction.


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