Here's Trump's retweet:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2016
Trump defended retweeting the quote during an interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press" and said he wanted "to be associated with interesting quotes."
But, the user "@ilduce2016" was created by Gakwer senior writer Ashley Feinberg and Gawker Media Editorial Labs director Adam Pash, the publication wrote on Sunday in a post entitled "How We Fooled Donald Trump Into Tweeting Benito Mussolini."
Gawker wrote that it was a "trap for Trump" to see if he would retweet the account.
Read Gawker's full explanation.