The 2020 Election Collections: Claims About Donald Trump

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A collection of misinformation and rumors around the 45th president of the United States.

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No, there isn’t always a tweet. Since the 2016 presidential campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump has been the focus of American political life. Hoaxes, misinformation, and claims abound on all platforms — including those about him.

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Is ‘Republicans Are the Dumbest Group of Voters’ a Trump Statement? Donald Trump supposedly proclaimed in a 1998 People magazine interview that Republicans are the "dumbest...
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Did Trump Inherit a ‘Depleted’ Stockpile of Ventilators From Obama? U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly tried to buck the blame for the “empty cupboards” of...
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Did Trump Say of Women, ‘You Have To Treat ‘Em Like Shit’? Claims about the president's past pronouncements reemerged in August 2020, when Joe Biden named Kamala...
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Did Chris Christie Advise Trump to Provoke Biden’s Stutter in Debates? Widely shared social media posts, based on news reports, accused the former New Jersey governor...
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Did Trump Criticize Obama Because He Was ‘Unable to Negotiate with Congress’? The president attempted to circumvent Congress in August 2020 to provide coronavirus relief in the...
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Did Trump Vow to ‘Terminate’ Social Security? The president articulated several different plans for payroll taxes during a press conference at his...
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Did Trump Hold the Bible Upside Down? All eyes were on the president as he appeared for a photo opp amid widespread...
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Was Trump Carrying a Concealed Oxygen Concentrator When He Boarded Marine One? The timeline of Trump's diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19 as provided by officials has been...
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Did Obama Get Caught ‘Spying’ on Trump’s 2016 Campaign? U.S. President Donald Trump claimed his predecessor, or unidentified political opponents, "spied on our campaign...
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Where Did President Trump Donate His Salary? A list of announced recipients of U.S. President Donald Trump’s donated paychecks since January 2017.
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Did Trump Call USPS ‘Most Corrupt and Anti-American Way of Voting’? The U.S. president has expressed many (and varied) feelings about mail-in voting.
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Did Trump Say ‘Nobody Likes Me’? During a White House press briefing, the president compared his approval ratings with those of...
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Did Trump Tweet That the Confederate Flag Is a ‘Symbol of Love’? Confederate flags, monuments and military base names have become a national flashpoint since the death...
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Has Trump Suggested He Wants His Image on Mount Rushmore? Apparently the U.S. president has discussed the subject in both seriousness and in jest.
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Donald Trump’s ‘Quiet Acts of Random Kindness’ A viral Facebook post recounted several supposed gestures of generosity by the U.S. president.
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Was Trump ‘Campaign Ad’ Banned by YouTube and Facebook? Seems odd to describe a video as "banned" while watching it on the platform that...
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Did the White House Alter Trump Rally Photos To Show More Attendees? The viral photos surfaced after Trump's July 31, 2020, tarmac speech in Tampa.
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Was Trump Caught on Hot Mic Insulting His Supporters? Hot mic videos are always popular, but not always accurate.
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Does Image Show Police Officer in ‘Trump’s America’? Police tactics at 2020 protests sparked outrage, controversy, debate, and, of course, rumors.
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Did Reagan Foundation Tell Trump Campaign to Stop Using His Likeness for Fundraising? A fundraising email advertised a coin with Reagan's likeness on it.
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Did a Trump Campaign Ad Use a Photo from Ukraine of Protesters Hitting Police? The United States is not the only country that has seen violent clashes between police...
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Does This Photo Show a Full Crowd at Trump’s Tulsa Rally? According to the Tulsa Fire Department, a little over 6,000 people showed up for Trump's...
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Did Trump Say People Who Didn’t Attend His Rally Should Be Arrested? TikTok users and K-pop music fans claimed to have registered hundreds of thousands of tickets...
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Hitler and Trump: Common Slogans? Various images attempted to connect Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler through slogans promising to make...
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Did Trump Post a Video with Biden Logo on a Coffin? A video posted to U.S. President Donald Trump's Facebook page drew instant criticism.
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Was Donald Trump Born in Pakistan? A spoof conspiracy theory holds that Donald Trump was born in the country of Pakistan...
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Is the White House Gift Shop Selling a ‘Trump Defeats COVID-19’ Coin? Question is whether the coin comes from an official government gift shop.
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Does Trump Weigh 322 Pounds? U.S. President Donald Trump's weight and general health were a concern after he tested positive...
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Did a Twitter User Predict Trump’s COVID-19 Announcement? A widely shared tweet, supposedly written in mid-September, predicted that "Trump’s October surprise will be...
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Were These Bikers Praying for Trump at Walter Reed? The president of the United States was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center after testing...
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Did Armed Trump Supporters Harass a Biden Bus in Texas? The Alamo City Trump Train Facebook Group was used to organize the convoy's movements.
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Did Sean Connery Help Secure Approval for a Trump Golf Course? "If you cheat [at golf], you will be the loser, because you are cheating yourself,"...
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Did Eric Trump Say His Father ‘Literally Saved Christianity’? Democrats are "totally fine keeping liquor stores open, but they want to close churches all...
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Did Golfer Jack Nicklaus Endorse Trump? The famous golfer said that the 2020 election was not a "personality contest."
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Did Nuns Attend a Trump Rally? Some suggested they were paid actors.
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Was Ivanka Trump Fired from the White House? The comings and goings of the Trump administration's White House staff may seem like a...
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Were Trump Supporters Injured by a Fire Hose at Tampa Rally? With four days to go until Election Day, the president spoke outside Raymond James Stadium...
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The 2020 Election Collection: Fact-Checking the Presidential Race Claims, hoaxes, and misinformation abound. Snopes investigates the claims of the 2020 U.S. Election.
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