Brad Pitt did not say Donald Trump will be “the best president in U.S. history,” despite a new report. The claim was made in the headline of a website called DailyNewPosts, but it’s 100 percent fake news. The actor has not said anything remotely like that.
In a feeble attempt to backup its untrue premise, the website claimed in bizarrely capitalized and nonsensical language, “Brad Pitt Was Invited At Today show This Morning And After Journalist Critic To Trump He Says This Words: No Doubt, Trump Will Be The Best President In U.S History And You Will This Soon.” Of course, Pitt has not been on the “Today” show recently. In fact, as far as Gossip Cop can tell, the last time he appeared on the morning show was in October 2015, along with Angelina Jolie, to discuss the actress’s cancer surgeries and how they supported one another. Not only was Trump not discussed, but their joint appearance on the “Today” show was also more than a year before the real estate mogul was elected president.
In addition to that paragraph of broken English, the website includes two fake quotations, purportedly from Pitt about Trump and why the actor allegedly feels he’ll be considered the “best president in U.S. history.” The quotes are: “We need more and more jobs. Unemployment is way up here” and “He’s hired more employees, more people, than anyone I know in the world.” Once again, Pitt never said those things. The remarks were actually made about Trump by slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers’ brother Charles in March 2016, while the latter was running for president.
If anything, Pitt appears not to be in line at all with Trump. When the then-Republican presidential nominee came up during an interview with the New York Times‘ T Magazine, Pitt said, “I can’t bring myself to think that Trump will be in charge.” Since then, Pitt mocked the president’s view on global warming during a June 2017 appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Jim Jefferies Show.”
Sadly, Gossip Cop is too familiar with DailyNewPosts. The outlet once took a chunk of one our articles about Jennifer Aniston and dumped it into a completely unrelated tall tale on its site about Julia Roberts. In addition to it not making any sense, the blog used our copyrighted story without our permission or consent. After some quick legal wrangling, our material was quickly removed.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.