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Donald Trump Jr.’s X account apparently hacked, announces father's death

A tweet from Donald Trump Jr.'s account claimed his father, former President Donald Trump, had died.
Donald Trump Jr. in West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 16, 2023.
Donald Trump Jr., in West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 16.Eva Marie Uzcategui / Bloomberg via Getty Images file

Donald Trump Jr.’s account on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter appeared to be hacked early Wednesday.

One post falsely stated that former President Donald Trump had died, according to screenshots.

"I’m sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024," the tweet said. The former president appeared to prove that he was still alive by posting an unrelated message on Truth Social later in the morning. 

Other tweets said “F— Joe Biden,” used a racial epithet, said “North Korea is about to get smoked” and “When I become president I'm going to burn the SEC.” 

Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr.’s brother, tweeted jokingly Wednesday morning: “What was @donaldtrumpjr password? Don2024?”

As of 9:45 a.m. ET, the hacked tweets appeared to be deleted.

A spokesperson for Donald Trump, Andrew Surabian, tweeted Wednesday: “Don’s account has been hacked,” linking to a since-removed tweet. 

NBC News has reached out to X for comment.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.