One of Donald Trump Jr.’s social media accounts was reportedly hacked Wednesday morning after a string of wild posts appeared on it, including a claim that his father had died and he was taking his place in the 2024 presidential election.
“I’m sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024,” read one of the posts on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.
A representative for Trump Jr. reportedly confirmed the hacking to The Hill.
Other posts included comments on North Korea, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the late sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein. The posts vanished from Trump’s page roughly 30 minutes after first appearing, suggesting he had regained control.
Neither Trump Jr. nor his father immediately released a statement on the apparent hacking.