Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Impersonator Wearing Trump Mask At Civil Fraud Trial -- Video Was Edited

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Impersonator Wearing Trump Mask At Civil Fraud Trial -- Video Was Edited Edited Visual

Did a Donald Trump impersonator take the place of the former president during his November 6, 2023, civil fraud trial? No, that's not true: The visual of Trump sitting in court in this claim on Instagram has been edited. The original footage of Trump sitting during his trial, found on YouTube, is different than the visual in the claim.

The claim appeared on Instagram (archived here) on November 7, 2023. The caption read:

So yesterday Donald Trump was in court right? Do you believe this is Donald Trump? Hyper Realistic Silicone Masks are real. Look up the company Metamorphoses. We are living in a matrix and some of these people aren't even alive anymore.


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This is what the Instagram post looked like at the time of writing:

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thu Nov 9 16:02:36 2023 UTC)

The video shows Trump sitting in a courtroom, with him having smoother skin and enhanced features.

In a November 6, 2023, YouTube video, posted by Fox News, the original footage can be seen beginning at the 7:40 mark.. In the YouTube video, Trump's skin and facial features have not been put through a filter and he looks more recognizable. The YouTube video can be seen here:

(Source: YouTube video taken on Thu Nov 9 16:37:27 2023 UTC)

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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