President Donald Trump tweeted a link to a story falsely claiming that his sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, had issued a "rare and bold statement" in support of him.
The story was based on tweets from a parody account, @TheBettyTrump, which was suspended later on Friday.
The account in question, @TheBettyTrump, later changed its bio to identify as a parody account before it was suspended by Twitter.
The social media episode marked another instance of President Trump spreading dubious accounts on his official Twitter page.
As of 4 pm Friday, the tweet remained on Trump's page despite the parody account it linked to getting suspended.
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