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

Billy Crystal hosted a tribute to Robin Williams at San Francisco's Curran Theatre on Saturday, according to Variety magazine, with attendees including George Lucas, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, Bette Middler, Pam Dawber and more. … Tracy Morgan and others injured in a fatal crash with a Wal-Mart truck in June were negligent in not wearing seat belts, the retail giant said in court documents. … Kendall and Kylie Jenner's sci-fi novel, “Rebels: City of Indra,” has been declared a flop after selling around 13,000 copies since June.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

49ers defensive end Justin Smith is 35. … Actress Marion Cotillard (“Inception”) is 39. … Singer Trey Anastasio of Phish is 50. … Actor Barry Williams (“The Brady Bunch”) is 60. … Singer Marilyn McCoo is 71. … Singer Johnny Mathis is 79. … Actress Angie Dickinson (“Police Woman”) is 83.

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