In the wake of former President Donald Trump's fourth indictment out of Georgia, a curious story broke shortly after that said Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate had been sold for a staggering $422 million.
The news, reported first by Newsweek and a few outlets, caused a shockwave of feedback. However, according to Breitbart, the report, based on information posted on the property's list on Zillow, turned out to be fake.
"Donald Trump Sold Mar-a-Lago Before Arrest, Listing Reveals," the Newsweek headline, which has now been updated, originally read. The first report indicated that it had been sold on Aug. 4 for the staggering sum.
Many suggested, based on the early report, that Trump had decided to sell or transfer the property to avoid it becoming a casualty of his ongoing, multiple legal fights.
Zillow was forced to correct the record over the weekend, releasing a statement saying the false data on the Mar-a-Lago listing had been corrected.
"Zillow strives for accuracy on our site and if we become aware of inaccurate information, we will update it immediately,” the company wrote in a statement to Newsweek. “After an investigation, it appears that the information provided was incorrect. We’ve corrected the information on this property."
Notably, it didn't take long for members of the Trump family, specifically Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, to deny the report, with both of them labeling the original report as "fake news."
Trump Jr. slammed the legacy, anti-Trump media for running with the story so quickly without doing obvious research on what happened happened.
"I woke up this morning to numerous media reports claiming that my dad transferred ownership of Mar-A-Lago to me, and while anyone would love to be gifted one of the most beautiful properties in the entire world, it is nothing more than total and complete fake news," Trump Jr. told Breitbart News exclusively.
He added, "A lot of media outlets should be embarrassed with themselves for running such a phony story, but we all know that most of them won’t even retract their reports because they have no shame. SAD!"
Eric Trump wrote, "This is pure FAKE NEWS and Zillow has corrected their listing. Mar-a-Lago has not been sold or transferred in any regard. This story is total BS."
This is pure FAKE NEWS and Zillow has corrected their listing. Mar-a-Lago has not been sold or transferred in any regard. This story is total BS. https://t.co/fO7Vdofvsb
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) August 25, 2023
As of this writing, it remains unclear how the data for the Mar-a-Lago listing was falsified.
Eric Trump insisted that the property will never be sold.