Malia Obama being arrested in a massive marijuana bust in Chicago is fake news. There is no truth to a report that former President Barack Obama’s daughter was arrested for buying 6 pounds of pot. Rather, this is a rehashed fake news article that circulated in August 2017.
Where did the current fake news originate? In October 2017, social media users circulated the fake news from America’s Last Line of Defense, which published the story on Oct. 6, 2017, reporting that Malia Obama was caught buying drugs and was then arrested for doing so.
If you thought that one little joint Malia Obama smoked while she was shaking her ass at Lollapalooza last year was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Apparently, Malia’s weed habit has gotten worse because she was just caught in a massive marijuana bust in her home city of Chicago, Illinois.
Malia was caught buying weed edibles from two of her thug friends as well as enough pot to make thug rapper Snoop Dogg look like an amateur, according to sources within Chicago’s elite Drug Task Force.
“Officers first observed Obama pulling up to a street corner and blinking her lights six times,” a spokesman for the department says. “She then spoke with an African-American male, who got into her car. Then they drove to a building a few blocks over.”
“She walked upstairs with the man then came back down 30 minutes later,” the spokesman says. “It was then that officers made their move.”
However, there is no truth to the above story. There have been no articles published by legit media outlets that have reported on this alleged story. Rather, Last Line of Defense is fake news site. Additionally, the fake news article used an image that has been previously used in fake stories.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
— Anna APPLE (@AnnaApp91838450) October 7, 2017
BREAKING: Malia Obama Busted Buying 6 POUNDS Of Pot In Chicago – Americas Last Line of Defense https://t.co/qLdbLQ2Hs1
— TrumpProudHunter (@kldreams61) October 7, 2017
— Buddy Hall (@BuddyHall2) October 6, 2017
I hope it’s true daughter like father https://t.co/aovtcwcuN8
— Terry Sprey (@TerrySprey) October 7, 2017
Last Line of Defense’s disclaimer states the following:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that uses the imagination of liberals to expose the extreme bigotry and hate and subsequent blind gullibility that festers in right-wing nutjobs. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.
What did you think of the fake news that Malia Obama was arrested for buying pot? Did you believe it or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.