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Did Stephen Colbert and Rachel Maddow Launch a ‘Fire the Fool’ Anti-Trump Rally?

Claim: Stephen Colbert and Rachel Maddow are organizing a ‘Fire The Fool’ rally against President Trump.

WHAT’S TRUE: A political rally called “Fire the Fool” was announced in February 2017.

WHAT’S FALSE: Political TV notables Stephen Colbert and Rachel Maddow are not associated with the event.

Origin:In February 2017, the web site Fire the Fool announced that they were planning to hold a rally against President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. on 1 April 2017 (i.e., April Fools’ Day):

On April 1st, 2017, We the People will gather at Declaration Demonstrations in Washington DC and all over the world to remind Mr. Trump and the entirety of the United States government that THEY work for US. The same power we give them, we will take away. Join us for this incredible event, if you can in Washington DC, if you can’t — wherever you live. Look to the “join…

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