We've got to admit, we have a sneaking admiration for this tactic by Donald Trump, which has reared its head on many occasions during his time on Twitter.
By prefacing an absolutely outrageous claim with the phrase 'many people are saying', you can basically say anything, without actually taking any responsibility for it yourself.
Witness this, completely unsubstantiated claim, relating to his rival for the US Presidency, Hillary Clinton:
Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton's hacked emails.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2016
Of course, you can also use it to heap praise upon yourself, from yourself:
Many people have said I’m the world’s greatest writer of 140 character sentences.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2014
It's very versatile.
So many people have told me that I should host Meet the Press and replace the moron who is on now. Just too busy, especially next 10 years!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2015
Surely you can just check the viewing figures on this next one Donald?
So, following that outrageous slur on Hillary Clinton, Twitter decided to have a little fun and get in on the #manypeoplearesaying hashtag.
But remember Donald, we're not saying all this. But 'many people' are...