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Did Trump Call US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a 'Sasquatch'?

According to a purported BBC News screenshot shared on X, former U.S. President Donald Trump came up with a creative new nickname for MTG.

Published Oct 16, 2023

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to reporters as she leaves a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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A screenshot of a BBC News broadcast authentically documented that former U.S. President Donald Trump called U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a "sasquatch."

On Oct. 16, 2023, a user on X going by the tongue-in-cheek screen name Liam Nissan (@theliamnissan) posted (archived) what appeared to be a screenshot from a BBC News TV broadcast with a chyron display reading, "Trump calls Marjorie Taylor Greene 'Sasquatch.' Ex-president Trump calls State Representative Greene a sasquatch live on air."

However, this was not a genuine screenshot of a BBC News broadcast, nor had Trump called the Georgia Republican congresswoman a "sasquatch" – another name for the mythical creature Bigfoot.

According to the description of the @theliamnissan X account, its creator publishes parody.

The original, unedited BBC News screenshot that was used to create the fake one was available on fit-for-purpose.org. Unsurprisingly, it did not mention Trump or Greene at all:

A fake BBC News TV broadcast screenshot claimed that former US President Donald Trump called Marjorie Taylor Green a sasquatch.


“Watch : Justine Speaks to BBC News about the Levelling Up White Paper.” Fit for Purpose, https://www.fit-for-purpose.org/watch/watch-justine-speaks-to-bbc-news-about-the-levelling-up-white-paper.

Jordan Liles is a Senior Reporter who has been with Snopes since 2016.