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Barry Switzer Trolls Us All, Never Met With President-Elect Trump

Switzer admitted to making up his account of meeting with President-elect Trump earlier this month

President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Remember that story about legendary former Sooner coach Barry Switzer dropping bye Donald Trump’s New York City Trump Tower offices?

Yeah, turns out he completely made that up.

In a Politico story about what it takes to get a meeting with America’s next President, Josh Dawsey reported that Switzer made up the account.

Apparently, Switzer stopped into Trump Tower while shopping with his wife and daughter, bought a coffee from Starbucks upstairs, and left—after messing with a group of reporters asking what he was doing there.

“Donald plans to run with the ball. And I know a lot about rushing the football. So that’s why I’m here,” Switzer said to a group of reporters in the lobby.

In an interview with Dawsey, Switzer confessed to making the whole thing up:

“I told the reporters I had a great visit, and that we were going to make the wishbone great again," Switzer told Dawsey. "I told them I was going to be Secretary of Offense and that Trump knew how to run the ball down the field. Then I went back to my hotel and laughed my ass off.”

It was pretty obviously a joke, but it didn’t matter; the media ran with it.

I mean, seriously, look at this troll face:

Well played, Barry: you’re bringing the ‘fake news’ phenomenon to another stratosphere.