Fact Check: There Is NO Video Of Trump Winning 2024 Republican Presidential Nomination As Of February 1, 2024

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Fact Check: There Is NO Video Of Trump Winning 2024 Republican Presidential Nomination As Of February 1, 2024 Can't Pick Yet

Is there a video showing Donald Trump receiving the Republican presidential nomination in 2024? No, that's not true: As of February 1, 2024, no candidate was chosen as the nominee. Trump did receive the nomination in 2016 and 2020; however, the formal process for selecting the 2024 Republican presidential nominee hadn't happened yet as of early February 2024.

The claim was implied in a post on Instagram on February 1, 2024. The post included a video with text that read:

Historic moment Donald Trump officially won the Republican Nomination


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

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thu Feb 8 19:42:47 2024 UTC)

The first event involving votes during the presidential election cycle (archived here) is the Iowa caucus, which was held on January 15, 2024 (archived here). Despite the 2024 election cycle being underway at the time the post on Instagram was made, there is no mention in the post that the nomination process in the video occurred eight years ago in 2016.

The same clip shown in the video on Instagram can be found in a video titled "Historic Moment Donald Trump Officially Wins GOP Nomination (7-19-16)" from Right Side Broadcasting Network and published on YouTube on July 19, 2016 (archived here).

A Republican presidential candidate is formally selected as a nominee through delegate votes that are announced at the Republican National Convention (archived here). The video shows the moment Trump's delegate votes from his home state of New York were announced at the 2016 convention, which gave him the requisite amount of delegate votes to secure the nomination (archived here).

Although Trump also clinched the 2020 Republican presidential nomination (archived here), he had not received the 2024 Republican presidential nomination at the time of writing because the Republication National Convention hadn't happened yet. This year's convention will be held from July 15 to July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee (archived here).

Other Lead Stories fact checks related to Trump can be found here.

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