Fact Check: Website Posting 'Final Holiday Season For The Trump White House' Is NOT The Official White House Site

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  • by: Victoria Eavis
Fact Check: Website Posting 'Final Holiday Season For The Trump White House' Is NOT The Official White House Site Not .gov

Did the official White House website post that it's the "final holiday season for the Trump White House," implying that Donald Trump has accepted defeat in the presidential election? No, that's not true: This is not an authentic government site, which the site says at the bottom of its pages. The site's URL reads, "whitehouse.gov1.info" whereas the actual White House site can be found at www.whitehouse.gov.

The claim appeared on a webpage (archived here) where it was published under the title "White House Christmas Tours 2020." Part of the text on that page reads:

2020 marks the final holiday season for the Trump White House.

This is what social media users saw at the time of writing:

We're saying Merry Christmas again! White House Christmas tour:

Posted by Christina Hagan on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This is a screenshot of the page:

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The site, named "White House Info" carries a disclaimer at the very bottom of its pages. In tiny letters, the page says, "This website is not officially associated with The White House." The "about" page starts:

This website is not officially associated with the White House in any way. It provides detailed information about White House related topics of interest such as the annual Easter Egg Roll, White House tours and Camp David.

For its "contact" link, the site lists only a gmail.com address.

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  Victoria Eavis

Victoria Eavis is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She recently graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. In her last few months at Duke, she was a reporter for a student news site, The 9th Street Journal, that covers the city of Durham, North Carolina. 

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