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Chinese Mistake Satire on Trump as Real News

BEIJING — The story dripped with intrigue.

A frantic President Trump, holding court in a bathrobe, ordered his aides to wrap the White House telephones in tinfoil, several Chinese publications reported this week, citing The New Yorker.

There was only one problem: The New Yorker article, by the comedian Andy Borowitz, was satire.

That did not stop the story, purporting to describe the depths of Mr. Trump’s worry that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, was eavesd

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