'Nice, trusting' Donald Trump falls for serial-killer Twitter prank 

click to enlarge Donald Trump, business magnate and star of NBC's "The Apprentice," says he's learned his lesson about being too nice or trusting after falling victim to a Twitter prank. - COURTESY NBC
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  • Donald Trump, business magnate and star of NBC's "The Apprentice," says he's learned his lesson about being too nice or trusting after falling victim to a Twitter prank.

Donald Trump has fallen victim to his own kindness and naivete.

A prankster sent Trump a request Monday morning asking the business tycoon to retweet a picture of his dear old mom and pop, saying, "My parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration. Can you pls RT for their memory?" After the 68-year-old comb-over enthusiast obliged, helpful Twitter users pointed out the dumpy couple in the photo were actually notorious serial killers Fred and Rosemary West.

According to the U.K.'s Independent, the British couple murdered at least a dozen girls before their arrests in 1994.

It is unknown how they felt about Trump or his NBC reality show, "The Apprentice."

Trump was less than pleased after unwittingly honoring the notorious duo, whose home in Gloucester, England, was dubbed a "House of Horrors." The crime scene was razed in 1996, with its planks burned, fittings melted and bricks crushed like something out of a Wes Craven movie.

"Some jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them + pls RT--out of kindness I retweeted. Maybe I'll sue," he tweeted. "I thought I was being nice to somebody re their parents. I guess this teaches you not to be nice or trusting. Sad!"

BYNES ACCUSED OF DUI

Troubled actress Amanda Bynes' road to recovery has made a not-entirely-unexpected detour to jail.

TMZ says Bynes, whose erratic behavior and repeat DUIs have made headlines in recent years, was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Bynes, who according to a police report was "disheveled" at the time, was booked and released on $15,000 bail. Bynes was on probation for a previous reckless driving conviction.

QUICK TAKES

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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