Fact Check: Donald Trump Did NOT Tweet 'WE ARE STILL WINNING!'

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  • by: Dana Ford
Fact Check: Donald Trump Did NOT Tweet 'WE ARE STILL WINNING!' Fake Tweet

Did President Donald Trump tweet "WE ARE STILL WINNING!" and urge his followers to check out the Instagram account of a group called True North Politics? No, that's not true: The purported presidential tweet is not real. Trump never tweeted that.

The claim appeared in an Instagram post (archived here) published by "proud_conservative" on November 17, 2020. The post looked like a tweet from Trump and read:

WE ARE STILL WINNING! @TrueNorthPolitics on Instagram is posting PROOF of voter fraud I need you ALL to go check it out! Help out a patriot!

This is what users saw on social media:

The tweet in the post is fake. A search of "WE ARE STILL WINNING" in Trump's official account turned up no results.

Alongside the fake tweet, "proud_conservative" posted a message admitting it wasn't real. The message read:

Wow! @truenorthpolitics is leaking election information and Trump is trying to get as many people to see as possible!🇺🇸 TRUMP 2020 *FAKE TWEET**

But most people scrolling through their Instagram timelines would miss that message. The post is highly misleading.

True North Politics is a group that says it offers a Canadian perspective on current events. It supports Trump, as evidenced by its Instagram account, which is set to private and has nearly 140,000 followers.

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  Dana Ford

Dana Ford is an Atlanta-based reporter and editor. She previously worked as a senior editor at Atlanta Magazine Custom Media and as a writer/ editor for CNN Digital. Ford has more than a decade of news experience, including several years spent working in Latin America.

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