The Daily Caller News Foundation compiled below some of the most outrageous fake hate crimes since Trump was elected, in rough chronological order:
Anti-Muslim Hate Crime In Michigan Turns Out To Be A Hoax (Nov. 2016)
A Muslim woman at the University of Michigan received national attention from national outlets like The Washington Post in November 2016 after she claimed a drunk 20-something man threatened to light her on fire if she didn't remove her hijab. The university condemned the "hateful attack," which turned out to be a hoax.
Bisexual Student Fakes Trump-Inspired Hate Crime (Nov. 2016)
Taylor Volk, an openly bisexual senior at North Park University claimed to be the target of hateful notes and emails following Trump's election in November 2016. Volk told NBC News that "I just want them to stop." But the "them" referenced by Volk turned out to be herself, as the whole thing was fabricated.