Fact Check: Movers Did NOT Carry Items Out of White House During Trump Press Conference

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  • by: Sarah Thompson
Fact Check: Movers Did NOT Carry Items Out of White House During Trump Press Conference Satire

Did movers carry Trump belongings from the White House while he complained about the election? No, that's not true: This video has been altered to add the moving van and movers in the background. The video of President Trump speaking is authentic, but it does not show him speaking about the election results, rather this video dates back to September 28, 2019. President Trump was speaking a week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Democratic leaders would be launching an official impeachment inquiry.

The satire video appeared in a post (archived here) where it was published by hiphopuniteddaily on November 14, 2020, with the caption:

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The text over the video read:

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The modified video still bears the logo of the ABC network underneath the @hiphopuniteddaily tag that has been added over it. The satire video has been modified to show a crew of movers carrying things to the moving van. As the movers toss boxes and other objects into the back of the van, pre-recorded laughter is heard in the background.

The portion of the president's actual speech from 2019 included in the satire video says:

What is going on now is the single greatest scam in the history of American politics. The Democrats want to take away your guns. They want to take away your health care. They want to take away your vote. They want to take away freedom. They want to take away judges. They want to take away everything.

On September 28, 2019, President Trump tweeted a short video which includes this specific portion of his speech in the White House Rose Garden.

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  Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson lives with her family and pets on a small farm in Southeastern Indiana. She founded a Facebook page and a blog called “Exploiting the Niche” in 2017 to help others learn about manipulative tactics and avoid scams on social media. Since then she has collaborated with journalists in the USA, Canada and Australia and since December 2019 she works as a Social Media Authenticity Analyst at Lead Stories.


 

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