CHICAGO (STMW) – The real Rahm Emanuel and the fake Rahm Emanuel met Tuesday night — but this time there was no vortex.

The mayor showed up at the Hideout for an event to promote “The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel” — a book of vulgar tweets by Dan Sinker posing as Rahm Emanuel before and on the campaign trail.

Emanuel signed books, talked to patrons, joked with the owners and left about an hour into the 6 p.m. event at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., according to people at the event.

The @MayorEmanuel Twitter handle was gained popularity before the election, and Sinker announced he was the secret author after Emanuel became mayor.

The fake mayor in Sinker’s imagination stopped tweeting when he was sucked into a vortex after meeting another Rahm Emanuel.

The book contains all of the @MayorEmanuel tweets and as well as comments from Sinker explaining his jokes.

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