Fact Check: President Donald Trump Is NOT Dead

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  • by: Chandler Friedman
Fact Check: President Donald Trump Is NOT Dead Still Alive

Did U.S. President Donald Trump die of COVID-19 October 12, 2020? No, that's not true: President Trump appeared on NBC in a live town hall, which ended at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

The claim appeared in an Instagram post (archived here) where it was published on October 12, 2020. It featured a fake CNN logo and the text:

Due to COVID-19, President Donald Trump passes away at 74

This is what social media users saw:

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Although it's unclear if he or his staff has control of the @realDonaldTrump Twitter accound, Trump also tweeted earlier on Thursday, October 15, as shown here:

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A Reuters report indirectly confirms Trump was alive on Oct. 15, 2020, saying that "U.S. President Donald Trump is no longer capable of spreading the novel coronavirus and can attend a town hall on Thursday without putting others at risk, top U.S. public health official Anthony Fauci said in an interview with CBS Evening News."

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