Did former President Donald Trump tweet on November 19, 2022, for the first time since having his Twitter account reinstated? No, that's not true: He has not tweeted since January 8, 2021.
The claim appeared in an Instagram post on November 19, 2022, with the caption "Donny is back!!!! Template from @mba_mikey." The post read:
It is true that I am back. Sending warm greetings to all the haters and losers who voted against me in @elonmusk's poll. We love democracy! For my first tweet, I am looking for recs on lawyers who rep people in cases of 'light' treason. Asking for a friend...
This is what the Instagram post looked like at the time of writing:
(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Tue Nov 22 14:58:10 2022 UTC)
While the tweet has a timestamp of 8:27 p.m. on November 19, 2022, Trump's Twitter account has not had a new tweet since January 8, 2021. That tweet can be seen below:
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Lead Stories checked PolitiTweet, a database of archived and deleted tweets from politicians and other public figures, for the possibility that Trump deleted the tweet seen in the Instagram post. We did not find any evidence that Trump tweeted this statement and then deleted it. Here is the link.
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