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Secret Service stood down before Trump assassination attempt?!

Was the Secret Service given orders to stand down before the assassination attempt on Donald Trump?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Secret Service Stood Down Before Trump Assassination Attempt!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the WEF just declared the bird flu as an international pandemic!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Secret Service Given ‘Stand Down’ Orders Before Trump Assassination Attempt

Shortly after Saturday’s attempted assassination of Donald Trump, eyewitnesses and videos reveal that the Secret Service were given ‘stand down’ orders to allow the rooftop shooter to carry out the hit.

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Truth : Secret Service Did Not Stand Down Before Trump Assassination Attempt!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Secret Service Did Not Stand Down

Let me start by simply pointing out that the Secret Service did not stand down before the assassination attempt was made on Donald Trump. There is also no evidence that the Secret Service received orders to stand down, and allow the shooter to carry out the hit.

If that actually happened, it would have been widely reported by the mainstream media all over the world, and condemned by people on both sides of the political divide. Yet none of that happened because it was all made up!

Unsurprisingly, the The People’s Voice article did not provide any evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the Secret Services were given ‘stand down’ orders to allow the rooftop shooter to cary out the assassination attempt on Donald Trump.

Fact #2 : Shooter Was Killed By The Secret Service

I should also point out that it was a Secret Service sniper that shot and killed the shooter, who was later identified as Thomas Matthew Crooks.

That would not have happened if the Secret Service was given orders to stand down, and allow the shooter to open fire on Donald Trump.

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Fact #3 : Bystander Reported Shooter To The Police

A bystander, Greg Smith, told BBC he witnessed Thomas Matthew Crooks crawling up the top of the building with a rifle, and pointed him out to the police, minutes before he shot at Donald Trump.

We noticed the guy bear-crawling up the roof of the building beside us, 50ft away. He had a rifle, we could clearly see a rifle.

We’re pointing at him, the police are down there running around on the ground, we’re like ‘Hey man, there’s a guy on the roof with a rifle’… and the police did not know what was going on.

Smith said he tried to alert the police for 3-4 minutes, but said he thought they probably could not see the shooter, because of the slope of the roof. Law enforcement sources confirmed the eyewitness report, and said that “officers lost track of [the gunman] before the shooting began”.

It is important to note that Smith only alerted the police, not the Secret Service. They also did not ignore him, but simply could not see the gunman before he started shooting.

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Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Was Donald Trump shot in chest + saved by bulletproof vest?!

Was Donald Trump saved by his bulletproof vest after getting shot in the chest?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Donald Trump Was Shot In Chest + Saved By Bulletproof Vest!

Right after news broke that an assassination attempt was made on Donald Trump, some people immediately claimed or suggested he was saved by a bulletproof vest after getting shot in the chest!

US Civil Defense News : 🚨🚨🚨Trump just started wearing a bulletproof vest as advised by his security detail. It saved his life!! He took a shot to the chest!!🔥🔥🔥

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Truth : Donald Trump Was Not Shot In Chest + Saved By Bulletproof Vest!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Donald Trump Was Only Shot In Right Ear

Let me start by pointing out that Donald Trump was only shot once, and the bullet only grazed his right ear. He was never shot in the chest.

Unsurprisingly, people who claimed that Donald Trump was shot in the chest, and saved by a bulletproof vest, never provided any evidence.

In fact, Donald Trump himself confirmed that he was only hit in the “upper part of [his] right ear”, when he posted on Truth Social that:

I was shot with a bullet that pierced the upper part of my right ear. I knew immediately that something was wrong in that I heard a whizzing sound, shots, and immediately felt the bullet ripping through the skin. Much bleeding took place, so I realized then what was happening.

So why would people continue to claim that Donald Trump was shot in the chest, but saved by a bulletproof vest???

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Fact #2 : Viral Photo Does Not Show Bullet Hole

The viral photo may have been edited. It appears considerably more blurred than the original photo, which makes it look like there is a black hole in Donald Trump’s jacket.

But if you blow up the viral photo and increase the brightness, or bring out the shadows, you can see that the “hole” is not part of Donald Trump’s jacket, but appears to be from a different jacket with a darker hue of blue.

If you compare it to the original photo, you can immediately see that that was not a hole at all, but the shadow of a fold in the jacket of a female officer who was protecting Donald Trump from the front with her body.

The viral photo may or may not have been edited, but what is certain is that – it does not show a bullet hole in Donald Trump’s jacket.

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Fact #3 : This Is Just Fake News About Donald Trump

This is ultimately just another example of fake news created about Donald Trump, like these other examples:

As campaigning for the 2024 US Presidential elections heats up, you can expect more fake news about Donald Trump to appear.

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Did Donald Trump Just Praise HUAWEI + China?!

Did Donald Trump just praise HUAWEI and China in a shocking NBC News interview?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Donald Trump Just Praised HUAWEI + China!

People are sharing a video clip of an NBC News interview on WhatsApp and TikTok, in which Donald Trump praised HUAWEI and China!

You can watch the video below, and here is a transcript of what Trump apparently said in that interview:

NBC : News coming from China that Huawei announced their brand new 5G phone, Mate 60. What do you think, Mr. Trump?

Trump : What do I think? Does the mainstream media care about what I think now? If they ever did, America would be much stronger than it is nowadays.

NBC : People want to hear from you.

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Truth : Donald Trump Did Not Praise HUAWEI + China!

This is yet another example of propaganda created and/or promoted by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) and/or pro-CCP netizens, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Video Was Modified By AI

Let me start by pointing out that the video, in which Donald Trump praised HUAWEI and China, was edited and modified by AI. It was not a very good job, to be honest.

The video creator tried to make the lips match the words, but you can often see the lips move even when Donald Trump and the interviewer stopped talking.

And sometimes you can even see their lips twist or flicker abnormally – glitches in the AI software’s attempt to change the shape of the lips to match the words.

Fact #2 : Audio Was Fabricated Using AI

The audio used in the video was fabricated completely using AI software, but it was also not very well-done.

Donald Trump was speaking too quickly, used long sentences, and actually kept on topic. Trump is notorious for speaking incoherently. He often rambles and loses his train of thought, and going off-script.

If you listen carefully, you can also hear the original audio in the background. It appears that the fake video creator did not completely mute the original audio, but reduced its volume before inserting the fake audio.

The fake video creator also made a lot of grammatical mistakes in fabricating the fake audio. In addition, Trump would also never refer to soccer as football, as the term “football” would refer to what the rest of the world call “American football”.

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Fact #3 : Edited Video Used NBC News Interview

We know that both the video was edited, and the audio was fabricated, because NBC News provided the original video and the interview transcript here.

The interview took place in September 2023, and was conducted by Kristen Welker, in her first interview as the moderator of NBC News’ “Meet The Press”.

If you watch the video, or read the transcript, you can see how different the real interview was, compared to the fake video. You can also see how Donald Trump rambles incoherently in real life, and how Kristen Welker keeps telling him to get back to the topic.

Fact #4 : Donald Trump Never Mentioned HUAWEI

In the original interview, Donald Trump did not mention HUAWEI even once. Neither did he talk about computer chips, or Chinese kids learning English. That was all made up.

Fact #5 : Donald Trump Never Praised China

In the original interview, Donald Trump did not praise China. He warned that “China is taking over the world”, and that all electric cars are going to be made in China.

Trump even blamed China for COVID-19, saying that “what China did to the world was so bad”. He also suggested that China should “pay something back” for the damage they “did to the world with Covid”.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just CCP Propaganda

This is really nothing more than yet another example of propaganda created or promoted by the infamous Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and/or pro-CCP netizens. Here are some other examples I fact-checked recently:

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Are Democrats switching from Biden to Michelle Obama?!

Are the Democrats preparing to switch from Joe Biden to Michelle Obama in the 2024 Presidential election?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Democrats Are Switching From Biden To Michelle Obama!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests  that the the Democrats are preparing to switch from Joe Biden to Michelle Obama in the 2024 Presidential election!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Michelle Obama Spotted on Voter Registration Letters As Democrats Prepare ‘Big Switch’

Former first lady Michelle Obama has begun appearing on Democrat voter registration letters in key states as Democrats prepare to switch candidates midstream following Biden’s disastrous first debate performance against Trump.

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No Evidence Democrats Are Switching From Biden To Michelle Obama!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Democrats Are Not Switching From Biden To Michelle Obama

First, let me just point out that there is no indication that the Democrats are planning to switch from Joe Biden to Michelle Obama in the 2024 Presidential election.

If the Democrats are planning to replace Joe Biden with Michelle Obama in the 2024 Presidential election, it would have been widely reported by the mainstream media. Yet, that never happened because it was all made up.

While Democrats are considering the possibility of switching from Joe Biden to a younger and more dynamic candidate after the disastrous first debate against Donald Trump, Michelle Obama isn’t one of them. Rather, they appear to be considering the likes of Vice President Kamala Harris, California governor Gavin Newsom, Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker, and Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims.

Fact #2 : Voter Registration Card Was Sent By Non-Profit Organisation

As “evidence”, The People’s Voice article shared a post on X (formerly Twitter) which purportedly shows a voter registration card bearing Michelle Obama’s face.

That mailer is genuine, but it has nothing to do with Democrats switching from Joe Biden to Michelle Obama for the 2024 Presidential election.

That registration card mailer was sent by The Voter Participation Center (whose name and address are clearly seen on the upper left corner). It also clearly states that The Voter Participation Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organisation.

The Voter Participation Center works with election officials and other grassroots organisations to make it easier for people in the United States to register and cast their votes.

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This recent mailer also has nothing to do with the Biden-Trump debate, because similar mailers were also sent out before the 2022 midterm congressional elections in November 2022.

Fact #3 : Michelle Obama Ruled Out Presidency Bid

Despite her popularity, Michelle Obama has consistently ruled out running for the US Presidency. In fact, on 5 March 2024, the former First Lady’s office told NBC News that she does not intend to run for President:

As former First Lady Michelle Obama has expressed several times over the years, she will not be running for president.

Mrs. Obama supports President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign.

– Crystal Carson, Director of Communications for Michelle Obama

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Confused Joe Biden Wander Off At G7 Photoshoot?!

Did a confused President Joe Biden wander off at a G7 photoshoot, forcing Italian Prime Minister Meloni to shepherd him back?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Confused Joe Biden Wandered Off At G7 Photoshoot!

Some people and/or websites are claiming or suggesting that a confused President Joe Biden wandered off at a G7 photoshoot, forcing Italian Prime Minister Meloni to shepherd him back!

New York Post : Biden appears to wander off at G7 summit before being pulled back by Italian PM

President Biden appeared to wander off at the G7 summit in Italy, with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni needing to pull him back to focus.

As world leaders applauded a parachuting presentation, Biden could be seen trailing off and stepping away from the group, appearing to talk to an officer packing a parachute.

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Truth : Joe Biden Did Not Wander Off At G7 Photoshoot!

This is yet another example of misinformation about President Joe Biden, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : G7 Parachute Video Was Edited

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video, which was posted by the New York Post, appeared to be edited from the original video posted by the Republican National Committee (archive).

The truth is – the Joe Biden turned away to give a thumbs up to several parachutists who landed behind the group. A parachutist rigger appeared in the original video, but was cropped out to make President Joe Biden appear as if he wandered away from the group of world leaders preparing for a G7 photo opportunity.

In the full, unedited video, the group of world leaders watched as a parachutist carrying a G7 banner landed in front of them. Several other parachutists landed behind them, along with a parachute rigger who was kneeling on the ground to pack up one of parachutes and the French flag.

The original video also shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron briefly looking towards the parachutists who landed behind them. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni then walked toward Biden, to tap him on the arm and invite him to join the other leaders who were being briefed by an Italian Army officer about the demonstration they just watched.

In short – President Joe Biden did not wander off in a confused or befuddled state. In fact, he was not only aware that some parachutists had landed behind the group, he actually took the effort to acknowledge them, and say something to them.

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Fact #2 : White House Criticised The Disinformation

The White House criticized the New York Post and other media outlets for mischaracterising President Joe Biden as “confused”, and for using an “artificially narrow frame” to make it appear as if he wandered off in a daze.

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates shared the unedited video, and pointed out on X that Joe Biden was congratulating one of the parachutists, and giving them a thumbs up.

The Murdoch outlets are so desperate to distract from  @POTUS’s record that they just lie.

Here, they use an artificially narrow frame to hide from viewers that he just saw a skydiving demonstration.

He’s saying congratulations to one of the divers and giving a thumbs up.

White House communications director Ben LaBolt shared Andrew Bates’ criticism, and warned about “bad faith actors” who posted the edited video:

Beware cheap fakes … and all the bad faith actors who post them

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Fact #3 : Rishi Sunak Explained What Happened

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pushed back on claims that President Joe Biden was confused that day. According to The Telegraph, Biden merely wanted to shake the hands of all those parachutists:

He went to go and talk to the pilot, one of the parachute jumpers. He went to go and shake all their hands.

They all landed and he was being very polite and went over to talk to all of them individually, and Giorgia was saying don’t worry they’re all coming – we were meant to line up and they were coming to shake our hands.

As far as I know he went over to talk to some of the parachute jumpers, saying thank you or hello to them all individually, and then we all lined up and they all came and lined up.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake News About Joe Biden

This is ultimately just another example of fake news created about Joe Biden, like these other examples:

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Did Trump mock dead US soldiers as ‘Suckers’ and ‘Losers’?!

Did Donald Trump mock dead US soldiers, referring to them as “suckers” and “losers” to his inner circle?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Trump Mocked Dead US Soldiers As “Suckers”, “Losers”!

People are sharing a video by The Daily Show, which claimed that Donald Trump mocked dead US soldiers, and referred to them as “suckers” and “losers” to his inner circle!

On X (formerly Twitter), some Community Notes referred to a Snopes fact check as “evidence” that Donald Trump never mocked fallen American soldiers as “suckers” and “losers”.

So who is correct? Did Donald Trump really mock dead US soldiers as “suckers” and “losers”, or is that yet another example of fake news circulating on social media?

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Trump Likely Mocked Dead US Soldiers As “Suckers”, “Losers”!

Let’s take a closer look, and find out why Donald Trump likely mocked dead US soldiers as “suckers” and “losers” to his inner circles…

Fact #1 : Snopes Did Not Debunk It As Fake News

Let me start by pointing out that Snopes did not actually debunk the claim as “fake news”, as some X Community Notes have suggested.

The Snopes article merely pointed out that it was “unable to independently verify the claim“.

In short – Snopes neither confirmed, nor debunked, the claim that Donald Trump mocked fallen US soldiers as “suckers” and/or “losers” to his inner circle.

Fact #2 : Trump Cancelled WW1 Memorial Visit

The controversy stem from then President Donald Trump’s visit to Paris in 2018, where he and First Lady Melania Trump were supposed to pay their respects at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, France.

At the last minute, the White House said that the planned visit had been “canceled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather“. President Trump spent that Saturday afternoon watching television in the US ambassador’s residence instead, while his Chief of Staff, General John F. Kelly visited the cemetery on his behalf.

Jeffrey Goldberg, the Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic then famously reported that Trump declined to visit the cemetery because of how his hair would look, and because “it’s filled with losers”. He allegedly referred to dead Marines as “suckers” for getting killed.

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, near Paris, in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

Trump vehemently denied The Atlantic‘s account, but what is indisputable is that Donald Trump did not attend the planned trip to the World War 1 memorial, and was replaced by John Kelly.

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John F. Kelly (L) and General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. paying respects at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, November 2018. Photo credit : Francois Mori, Associated Press

Fact #3 : Trump Claimed He Called Melania At Home…

Bizarrely, when Donald Trump denied The Atlantic‘s account, he claimed that he “called home” to tell Melania Trump how upset he was for not being able to visit the cemetery.

I called home, I spoke to my wife and I said ‘I hate this. I came here to go to that ceremony.’ And to the one that was the following day which I did go to. I said I feel terribly. And that was the end of it.

That would be quite a feat since Melania Trump was not at “home” in the United States. She was not only in France with Trump, she was in fact scheduled to visit the cemetery with him that afternoon!

In addition, both Donald and Melania Trump attended a state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron later that evening. Did he forget that as well?

Instead of calling home, Donald Trump would have been able to directly express his deep sadness to Melania at not being able to pay his respects to the men who sacrificed their lives in World War I. If he actually called home – who was he speaking to???

Fact #4 : The Atlantic Story Was Corroborated

I should point out that The Atlantic sourced the story from “four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day“.

In addition, the Associated Press independently corroborated the 2018 cemetery comments with “a senior Defense Department official with firsthand knowledge of events and a senior U.S. Marine Corps officer who was told about Trump’s comments”, with our emphasis in bold.

The defense officials said Trump made the comments as he begged off visiting the cemetery outside Paris during a meeting following his presidential daily briefing on the morning of Nov. 10, 2018.

Staffers from the National Security Council and the Secret Service told Trump that rainy weather made helicopter travel to the cemetery risky, but they could drive there.

Trump responded by saying he didn’t want to visit the cemetery because it was “filled with losers,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Perhaps that’s why the famously litigious Donald Trump did not sue The Atlantic, or Jeffrey Goldberg? He also did not sue the Associated Press for confirming what The Atlantic posted!

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Fact #5 : John Kelly Confirmed The Atlantic’s Account

On 3 October 2023, Trump’s former Chief of Staff John, John F. Kelly, confirmed a number of damning stories about his former boss, including calling dead US soldiers “suckers” and “losers”.

When CNN asked John Kelly to give his opinions on Donald Trump, in light of comments made by other former Trump officials, this was what he said (our emphasis in bold):

What can I add that has not already been said?

A person that thinks those who defend their country in uniform, or are shot down or seriously wounded in combat, or spend years being tortured as POWs are all ‘suckers’ because ‘there is nothing in it for them.’

A person that did not want to be seen in the presence of military amputees because ‘it doesn’t look good for me.’

A person who demonstrated open contempt for a Gold Star family – for all Gold Star families – on TV during the 2016 campaign, and rants that our most precious heroes who gave their lives in America’s defense are ‘losers’ and wouldn’t visit their graves in France.

A person who is not truthful regarding his position on the protection of unborn life, on women, on minorities, on evangelical Christians, on Jews, on working men and women.

A person that has no idea what America stands for and has no idea what America is all about.

A person who cavalierly suggests that a selfless warrior who has served his country for 40 years in peacetime and war should lose his life for treason – in expectation that someone will take action.

A person who admires autocrats and murderous dictators. A person that has nothing but contempt for our democratic institutions, our Constitution, and the rule of law.

There is nothing more that can be said. God help us.

While John F. Kelly never actually said that he directly heard then President Donald Trump make those comments, he appears to confirm the Atlantic’s account that Trump mocked dead US soldiers, and called them “suckers” and “losers”.

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Fact #6 : Trump Has Long Scorned Soldiers

I should point out that there is no known audio or video recording of Donald Trump calling dead US soldiers “suckers” or “losers”. However, Trump has a long history of disparaging military veterans, especially those who served in Vietnam.

For example, numerous Trump officials confirmed that the then-President resisted an official funeral and lowering the flags after the death of Senator John McCain of Arizona, a Vietnam War hero whose military service he had disparaged.

When Donald Trump later claimed that he never called John McCain “a loser”, and would swear on that, his own Twitter post, and a video recording, showed him doing exactly that.

On Memorial Day 2017, President Donald Trump visited the Arlington National Cemetery with John Kelly, whose son, Robert Kelly, is buried there. While standing by Robert Kelly’s grave, Trump turned to his Kelly and remarked, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?

Based on his long history of lying, and disparaging military veterans, it seems more likely than not, that Donald Trump did indeed mock US soldiers, and more likely than not called them “suckers” and “losers”.

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John Barnett Autopsy Confirms Suicide, Conspiracists Wrong!

Conspiracists were just proven wrong (again!) when the autopsy of John Barnett showed that the Boeing whistleblower did indeed commit suicide!

 

Claim : John Barnett Did Not Commit Suicide!

Right after news broke that John Barnett was found dead in his truck outside a Holiday Inn in Charleston, some people immediately suggested that the Boeing whistleblower might have been assassinated to prevent his testimony against the aerospace giant.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr : John Barnett worked for Boeing for 32 years. The company worked to destroy his life after he exposed safety concerns. I’m proud that my sister Rory worked to tell his story in her award winning documentary Downfall: The Case Against Boeing. Boeing killed 346 people out of greed. Let’s hope there is a genuine investigation of John Barnett’s “suicide.”

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Truth : John Barnett Was Alone When He Committed Suicide!

Here is what you need to know about John Barnett’s unfortunate death, and why he committed suicide, and was not assassinated…

Fact #1 : John Barnett Committed Suicide

On Friday, 17 May 2024, both the Charleston Police Department and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office separately concluded their extensive investigations, and both issued reports that concluded that John Barnett committed suicide.

John Barnett had been in Charleston, South Carolina, to give his testimony against his former employer – the embattled aerospace giant, Boeing, when he was found dead from a gunshot wound in his truck, in the parking lot of his hotel, a Holiday Inn. He was 62 years old when he died.

The reports released by the police and the coroner, included nearly 100 pages of incident reports, a 911 recording from the hotel worker who found Barnett, and a photo of the note that Barnett left behind. Ultimately, it has been confirmed that John Barnett committed suicide, and he was alone in his truck:

  • investigators found him alone and locked inside his truck, with the key fob in his pants pocket,
  • there was no sign of forced entry, or a physical struggle,
  • his phone and hotel key card showed no suspicious activity,
  • his truck was undisturbed until the discovery of his body the next morning,
  • the ballistics report showed that the bullet was “fired by the firearm located in the victim’s hand”, and
  • the silver Smith and Wesson handgun was registered to Barnett, and legally purchased in 2000,

The report from Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal read, “All findings were consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound“, and concluded that the manner of death is best deemed “suicide“.

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Fact #2 : John Barnett Left A Suicide Note

The police investigation also revealed that a notebook with Barnett’s fingerprints were found next to him, together with “what amounts to a suicide note”, and that only his fingerprints were found on the suicide note.

Comprehensive fingerprint analysis confirmed Mr. Barnett’s fingerprints on the notebook. Three prints were inconclusive due to insufficient detail for identification. All fingerprints on the page containing the note were identified as Mr. Barnett’s.

The police also shared a photo of the handwritten suicide note, with a jumble of thoughts written in three different orientations:

I can’t do this any longer!!! Enough!! Boeing!!! Family & friends I love you all

And I wasn’t stoned when I wrote this… really!

Trump 2024

American come together or die!! I pray the motherfucker that destroyed my life pay!!! I pray Boeing pays!!!

Bury me face down so Boeing and their lying ass leaders can kiss my ass

To my family and friends, I found my purpose! I’m at peace! I love you more

P.S. The entire system for whistleblowers protection is fucked up too!!

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Fact #3 : John Barnett Was Alone When He Committed Suicide

Conspiracists have been claiming or suggesting that John Barnett was somehow assassinated to prevent his testimony against Boeing, never mind the fact that his testimony is already on the record.

Fortunately, investigators were able to recover surveillance footage which showed that John Barnett was alone when he committed suicide:

  • On March 8, Barnett entered the Holiday Inn alone at 7:26 PM, and went to his room at 7:36 PM, and left the building by himself at 8:37 PM.
  • His Dodge Ram was seen backing into a parking lot at 8:45 PM, and remained stationary throughout the night, and into the morning of March 9.
  • No one else entered or exited the truck, and no one approached the truck, in the surveillance footage.
  • The truck’s brake lights blinked on and off at around 7:20 AM on March 9. A Holiday Inn worker told police officers he heard a “pop” sound that morning, but didn’t think anything of it.

Mr. Barnett’s vehicle was captured on video reversing into a parking space at 8:45 p.m., where it remained stationary until it was discovered by officers the following morning. Throughout the night, there was no video evidence of anyone interacting with the vehicle, entering it, or the vehicle leaving its parking spot.

John Barnett’s attorneys called him at around 9 AM. When he didn’t answer, they called the hotel and asked for a welfare check. Hotel employees searched the hotel and parking lot, which was when they found Barnett dead in his truck, which was locked.

Thanks to the surveillance footage, the investigators can conclusively prove that John Barnett committed suicide, and was not “assassinated” by Boeing, or the Deep State, the New World Order, the Illuminati, or the bogeyman of the day.

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Fact #4 : John Barnett Had Mental Health Challenges

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office looked at John Barnett’s medical records, and interviewed his family members, attorneys, and people connected to him.

Its report described how John Bartnett was under chronic stress because of the whistleblower case, and that he was suffering from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, while grieving the 2022 death of his wife.

Regardless of what he may have told his family and friends earlier, the preponderance of evidence show that John Barnett took his own life.

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Did Trump propose death penalty for pro-Palestine protestors?!

Did Donald Trump just call for the death penalty for pro-Palestine protestors?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Trump Proposed Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Protestors!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Donald Trump just called for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protestors!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

‘Raging Lunatics’: Trump Proposes Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Campus Protesters

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protesters, describing them as “raging lunatics and Hamas sympathizers,” and declaring “we can’t let them do this to our country.”

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Truth : Trump Did Not Propose Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Protestors!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Trump Did Not Propose Death Penalty For Pro-Palestine Supporters!

Let me start by quickly pointing out that Donald Trump did not call for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protestors!

If he actually said that, it would have been widely reported all over the world, and condemned by both Republicans and Democrats, as well as independents alike. Yet no legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking development… because it never happened!

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice never provided any evidence that Donald Trump called for the death penalty for pro-Palestine college campus protestors!

Fact #2 : Trump Death Penalty Quote Was From 2018!

The truth is – The People’s Voice used a 2018 quote by Donald Trump, who called for the death penalty right after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018.

Hours later, Trump called for the death penalty for the gunman, Robert Bowers, while campaigning for Rep. Mike Bost in Illinois that same day.

Through the centuries, the Jews have endured terrible persecution. You know that. We’ve all read it. We’ve studied it. They’ve gone through a lot. Those seeking [the Jews] destruction, we will seek their destruction.

And when you have crimes like this, whether it’s this one or another one on another group, we have to bring back the death penalty. They have to pay the ultimate price. They have to pay the ultimate price. They can’t do this. They can’t do this to our country. We must draw a line in the sand and say very strongly: Never again.

– Donald Trump, October 27, 2018, Illinois

To be clear – Trump made those remarks about Robert Bowers in 2018, and not about the pro-Palestine campus college protestors!

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Fact #3 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Barron Trump Vow To Destroy New World Order?!

Did Barron Trump vow to destroy the New World Order like his father, Donald Trump?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Barron Trump Vowed To Destroy New World Order!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed Barron Trump vowed to destroy the New World Order as he enters the political arena!

Here is an excerpt of the (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

18-Yr-Old Barron Trump Vows To Destroy The ‘New World Order’ As He Enters Political Arena

Barron Trump has vowed to continue his father’s political legacy and destroy the New World Order as he enters the political arena for the first time at the age of just 18 years.

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Truth : Barron Trump Did Not Vow To Destroy New World Order!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Barron Trump Did Not Vow To Destroy New World Order

The People’s Voice article claimed in its title that Barron Trump vowed to destroy the New World Order. That’s not true – Barron Trump has made no comments on the New World Order.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article has provided no evidence that Barron Trump ever made any comments

Fact #2 : Barron Trump Was Picked To Be A Delegate

Barron Trump did not actually “volunteer” to be a delegate. He was picked by the Republican Party of Florida as one of its delegates to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, 8 May 2024.

Fact #3 : Barron Trump Declined To Be A Delegate

Two days after being chosen to be a Florida delegate, Barron Trump declined the offer, citing “prior commitments” according to Melania Trump’s office.

While Barron is honored to have been chosen as a delegate by the Florida Republican Party, he regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitment.

So much for The People’s Voice article’s claim that Barron Trump has “vowed” to continue his father’s political legacy and destroy the New World Order. LOL!

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Fact #4 : Donald Trump Never Spoke About Destroying New World Order

There is no reason for Barron Trump to “vow” to continue his father’s political legacy and destroy the New World Order, when Donald Trump himself never spoke about doing that!

In fact, as President of the United States, Donald Trump was literally part of the Deep State and the New World Order that conspiracy theorists and conspiracists have been raging about!

Just because he lost the 2020 Presidential Election does not mean he wasn’t once part of what conspiracists call “The New World Order” and/or “The Deep State”. And Donald Trump is fighting to become President again, and part of that New World Order and Deep State…

Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Just Die In Hospital?!

Did WEF founder Klaus Schwab just die in the hospital, after he was pulled off life support?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Just Died In Hospital!

On 26 April 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that WEF founder Klaus Schwab just died in the hospital, after he was pulled off life support!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Pulls Plug on Klaus Schwab

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Truth : WEF Founder Klaus Schwab Did Not Die In Hospital!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Klaus Schwab Is Still Alive + Well!

No matter what you think of him, Klaus Schwab is a person of note, as the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

If Klaus Schwab ever died from any reason, it would have been reported all over the world. However, there has been no legitimate media report of Klaus Schwab dying or being hospitalised for any reason.

On top of that, WEF spokesperson Yann Zopf confirmed to both Snopes and Lead Stories that the rumours were “entirely baseless”, and Schwab was in “excellent” health:

These claims are entirely baseless and unfounded. Professor Schwab’s health is excellent. Like many high-profile individuals and organizations, he and the World Economic Forum have been targeted by conspiracy narratives, as well as misinformation and disinformation campaigns.

Unsurprisingly, the Real Raw News article offered no evidence to back up its claim, just rambling nonsense.

Fact #2 : Donald Trump Is No Longer President

It is really silly for anyone to claim that President Trump ordered Klaus Schwab to be taken off life support.

Not only does the President of the United States not have the right to order people to be taken off life support, Donald Trump is no longer the President of the United States!

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Fact #3 : US Military Has Not Executed Anyone Since 1961

Even though the US military has killed many combatants intentionally, and civilians as collateral damage, they have not executed prisoners since 1961.

There are four US military inmates on death row, but none of them have been executed so far.

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Did Stormy Daniels Wear Mushroom Dress To Trump Trial?!

Did Stormy Daniels wear a mushroom dress to the Donald Trump trial in New York?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Stormy Daniels Wore Mushroom Dress To Trump Trial!

People are claiming or suggesting that Stormy Daniels wore a mushroom dress to mock Donald Trump at his “hush money” trial in New York!

Mayor of Funkytown : Stormy Daniels chose to wear this dress today to court. I can’t imagine why. 🤣

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Truth : Stormy Daniels Did Not Wear Mushroom Dress To Trump Trial!

This appears to be another example of fake news circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Photo Of Mushroom Dress Was Edited!

Let me start by quickly pointing out that the viral photo of Stormy Daniels wearing a mushroom dress is fake. It was most definitely edited by simply adding orange mushrooms to the original photo.

If you look carefully, you can see that the mushrooms were simply added to her blue dress, and they do not change with the folds of her dress.

It was actually edited from a photo taken when Stormy Daniels went for her television interview on The View in New York, in April 2018. She wore a shiny blue dress that day, without any mushrooms on it.

Fact #2 : Stormy Daniels Confirms Photo Was Edited

Stormy Daniels herself refuted the viral photo, stating that it was photoshopped from her 2018 appearance on The View.

I keep seeing this stupid dress photo. And although it is funny, it is not real. This is a photoshopped photo from my 2018 appearance on The View.

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Fact #3 : Stormy Daniels Has Not Attended Trump Trial

Stormy Daniels also pointed out that she is not in New York City, and has not attended Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial. In fact, she is “currently directing a TV show in a completely time zone”!

It is scary how gullible a lot of people are because I’m not in NYC and haven’t been to court yet. I’ve been directing a TV show in a completely different time zone.

Fact #4 : Viral Photo Based On Infamous Mushroom Line-Up!

Just in case you are wondering what the fuss is about, the mushrooms are a reference to the infamous October 2018 interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in which Stormy Daniels picked out President Donald Trump’s penis from a mushroom line-up.

Since then, Donald Trump has be associated with short and fat mushrooms. Anytime people speak of Trump and mushrooms in the same sentence, it is in reference to his penis shape and size.

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Judge Merchan blocked Donald Trump from Barron’s graduation?!

Did Judge Juan Merchan block Donald Trump from attending his son, Barron Trump’s graduation?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Judge Merchan Blocked Donald Trump From Barron’s Graduation!

People are suddenly claiming or suggesting that WEF founder Klaus Schwab was hospitalised late last night, and may be dead.

Eric Trump : Judge Merchan is truly heartless in not letting a father attend his son’s graduation

Sebastian Gorka DrG : Judge tells Trump he cannot attend Barron’s graduation, and that he will be arrested if he misses a day in court.

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Truth : Judge Merchan Has Not Blocked Donald Trump From Barron’s Graduation… Yet

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Juan Merchan Said Trump Could Possibly Attend Graduation

Let me start by simply pointing out that New York Judge Juan Merchan has not ruled on whether Donald Trump can skip the trial to attend Barron Trump’s graduation ceremony.

On Monday, April 15, Judge Merchan said that he received requests from Donald Trump’s attorneys for the former president to miss the trial on May 17, to attend his son’s graduation from the Oxbridge Academy. They also asked for the trial to be adjourned on June 3, as one of Trump’s attorneys wanted to attend their son’s graduation.

Judge Merchan explained that he could not rule at this time, because it would depend on whether the trial was running on schedule. In fact, Judge Merchan said that it’s possible that he might adjourn the case, and allow Donald Trump and his lawyer to attend their sons’ graduation!

If everything is going according to schedule then I’m sure we’ll be able to adjourn for one or both of those days.

But if we’re running behind schedule we will not be able to. It really depends on if we are on time and where we are in the trial.

To be clear – Judge Juan Merchan did not say that Donald Trump is not allowed to attend Barron Trump’s graduation. He has not made that determination yet, and he left open the possibility that he might allow Donald Trump to attend his son’s graduation.

Fact #2 : Donald Trump Did Not Say He Cannot Attend Barron’s Graduation

Even more damning – Donald Trump himself did not say that he won’t be able to attend Barron Trump’s graduation. This was what he posted in his Truth Social post, with the relevant part in bold:

Who will explain for me, to my wonderful son, Barron, who is a GREAT Student at a fantastic School, that his Dad will likely not be allowed to attend his Graduation Ceremony

As you can see – Donald Trump himself only said that he will “likely not be allowed” to attend Barron’s graduation ceremony. He never actually said that Judge Juan Merchan told him he could not attend his son’s graduation.

Later in his Truth Social post, he said that the judged was “preventing me from proudly attending” his son’s graduation. But that was only because Judge Juan Merchan would not rule on the matter yet.

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Fact #3 : Donald Trump Not Required To Attend Supreme Court Hearing

Judge Juan Merchan only refused to allow Donald Trump to go to the Supreme Court on April 25 for oral arguments related to his claim of presidential immunity.

That’s because Donald Trump is not required to be present for the oral arguments at the Supreme Court, whereas he is required to attend the New York court for his criminal case, as Judge Merchan pointed out to Trump attorney Todd Blanche:

Your client is a criminal defendant in New York County Supreme Court. He’s required to be here. He is not required to be in the Supreme Court.

As Donald Trump was not required to attend the oral arguments at the Supreme Court, there was no reason for Judge Merchan to grant him another delay.

Fact #4 : Melania Was Allegedly Pregnant During Trump’s Affair

Ironically, this Barron Trump graduation controversy comes at the start of the case that revolved around not one, but two affairs, Donald Trump allegedly had during Melania’s pregnancy, and after she gave birth to Barron Trump, as Ron Filipkowski pointed out:

Trump is crying about supposedly having to miss Barron’s graduation when the state is introducing evidence that he was having an affair with a Playboy model the entire time Melania was pregnant. And that was before Stormy.

While Judge Merchan agreed to allow prosecutors to introduce evidence of that alleged affair with Playboy model Karen McDougal, he blocked “bringing up that the defendant’s wife was pregnant and this went on and even after she gave birth“.

Perhaps it might not be a good idea for Donald Trump to attend his son’s graduation after all, as it could embarrass his son in front of his classmates…

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Cops seized E Jean Carroll’s gun after Trump assassination threat?!

Did cops just seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun after assassination threats were made against Donald Trump?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Cops Seized E Jean Carroll’s Gun After Trump Threat!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the police just seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun after assassination threats were made against Donald Trump!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Cops Seize E Jean Carroll’s Gun Following Trump Assassination Threats

New York police have confiscated an unlicensed firearm belonging to E. Jean Carroll following assassination threats made against Donald Trump.

In January, The National Pulse reported that Carroll admitted to holding a firearm at her home during her defamation trial against former President Trump. This revelation, according to a police report, led Warwick, New York police to visit Carroll’s residence on February 15 to address the weapon.

The gun confiscation comes amid multiple credible threats against Trump from high-profile far-left activists.

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Truth : Cops Did Not Seize E Jean Carroll’s Gun After Trump Threat!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : E. Jean Carroll Handed Over The Gun!

Let me start by pointing out that the police did not seize the gun. Instead, E. Jean Carroll handed over her  gun to the police.

E. Jean Carroll had earlier told the federal court in New York (on January 17) that she kept a “high standard revolver, nine chambers” by her bed at home, but she did not have a licence.

In a police report obtained by NBC News,  the Warwick chief of police visited E. Jean Carroll’s house on 15 February “to discuss some open issues“. The next day, E. Jean Carroll and a member of her security team surrendered the gun to the Warwick police.

To be clear – the Warwick police department did not seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun. She surrendered it a day after the Warwick police chief addressed her disclosure about owning an unregistered gun.

Fact #2 : Police Is Keeping Her Gun Until She Has A Licence

The Warwick chief of police, John Rader, said in his report, that he “offered to secure the weapon at the police station’s property for safekeeping”.

The police report also said that the firearm was being held until E. Jean Carroll obtained a New York pistol licence for it.

To be clear – the Warwick police department did not seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun, because of any assassination threat against Donald Trump. It is only keeping her gun, until she obtains the necessary New York pistol licence.

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Fact #3 : E. Jean Carroll Did Not Threaten Donald Trump

The People’s Voice article appears to suggest that the confiscation of E. Jean Carroll’s gun was related to assassination threats against Donald Trump. That is simply not the case.

Not only have there not been any recent assassination threats against Donald Trump, E. Jean Carroll herself did not threaten Donald Trump.

On the other hand, E. Jean Carroll was threatened by Donald Trump’s supporters after he posted about her on social media:

“The thing that really got me about this was, from the White House, he asked if anyone had any information about me, and if they did, to please come forward as soon as possible, because he wanted the world to know what’s really going on – and that people like me should pay dearly,” she told jurors.

Carroll was presented with some of those threats on the stand. “I hope you die soon. I hope someone really does attack, rape and murder you,” one message stated. Another missive read: “Rape Jean rape jean.”

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did JAG Arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart?!

Did JAG just arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JAG Arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart!

On 1 April 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that JAG arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Arrests 4th Treasonous Colorado SCJ Melissa Hart

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Truth : JAG Did Not Arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : JAG Did Not Arrest Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart

This is really silly, but it has to be said – the Judge Advocate General did not arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart.

In fact, no Colorado Supreme Court justice was arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state ballots in the upcoming 2024 US Presidential elections.

When Real Raw News first claimed that US Marines arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Judicial Department spokesperson Rob McCallum said that “there is no legitimacy” to the claims.

Justice Márquez has not been arrested by the Marines, and is not in custody.

To be clear – no Colorado Supreme Court Justice, not even Justice Melissa Hart, was not arrested for any reason, by the JAG (Judge Advocate General), the US Marines, or any law enforcement officials.

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

Regardless of the reasons, it is really silly for anyone to claim that the JAG officers arrested all four Colorado Supreme Court justices.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians, even if they are American citizens. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

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Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

In addition, JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone. So it’s really silly for anyone to write stories about JAG officers arresting anyone. What a ridiculous fantasy!

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Are Soldiers Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure?!

Are US soldiers protecting Trump properties from being seized?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Soldiers Are Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

On 22 March 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that Navy SEALS, Delta Force, Army Rangers, and US Marines are now protecting Trump properties in New York, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada, and California!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Fortify Trump Properties

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Claim : Soldiers Are Not Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Soldiers Are Not Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US soldiers are not protecting Trump properties from seizure.

If soldiers were actually deployed to protect his properties, it would have been covered internationally, not just nationally, because it would be completely unprecedented!

Yet, there was no such news. Not even right-wing conservative websites or pundits mentioned such a shocking event. There are also no photos or videos of soldiers guarding any Trump property. That’s because it never happened. There are no soldiers protecting Trump properties from being seized.

Unsurprisingly, the Real Raw News article offered no evidence to back up its claim, just rambling nonsense.

Fact #2 : US Soldiers Cannot Be Deployed Except In Special Circumstances

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US soldiers were sent to protect properties owned by Donald Trump, more so to prevent them from being seized.

The Posse Comitatus Act prevents federal military personnel from being deployed within the United States, except when expressly authorised by the Constitution, or an Act of Congress.

Generally, only the President of the United States can order the deployment of US federal military personnel and federalised National Guard troops within the United States using the Insurrection Act of 1807.

Even if President Joe Biden wanted to help protect Donald Trump’s properties, he wouldn’t be able to use the Insurrection Act to deploy troops, because they can only be deployed to “suppress civil disorder, insurrection, or rebellion”.

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Fact #3 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Kennedy family snubs RFK Jr. in St. Patrick’s Day photo with Biden!

The Kennedy family openly snubbed RFK Jr. when it posted a St. Patrick’s Day photo with President Joe Biden at the White House!

 

Kennedy family snubs RFK Jr. in St. Patrick’s Day photo with Biden!

The Kennedy family has largely been against the independent bid for the US Presidency by their infamous family member, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., which is also known as RFK Jr.

Several members of the family have openly spoken out against his candidacy, and his anti-vaccine views, calling them “dangerous”. To make it clear that the Kennedy family supports Joe Biden in his bid to be re-elected for a second term, almost the entire Kennedy family joined the president for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House on Sunday, 17 March 2024.

In an open snub to her own brother – RFK Jr., Kerry Kennedy posted a photo showing dozens of the Kennedy family taking a photo with Joe Biden, with this message.

“It’s not enough to wish the world were better, you must make the world better”

@POTUS President Biden, you make the world better. Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

@vradenburg3 @Mkennedycuomo @vickikennedy2277 @amykennedy715 @pjk4brainhealt @roryekennedy
@maxeykennedy

The photo featured former Rhode Island congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Biden’s special envoy to Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy III, as well as Kennedy family members of all ages… except RFK Jr. himself.

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Other members of the family then reshared the photo on their social media accounts, making it clear that they support Joe Biden, and not their infamous family member – RFK Jr.

Patrick Kennedy even tweeted additional photos, writing:

What an honor to spend St. Patrick’s Day afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with friends, family, and world leaders @POTUS , His Excellency @LeoVaradkar and many cousins – Smiths, Shrivers, and Kennedys!
We are blessed.”

Joe Biden himself retweeted Kerry Kennedy’s post, with the reply, “From one proud Irish family to another — it was good to have you all back at the White House.

 

 

Maria Shriver Snubs RFK Jr. The Next Day!

In the second of a one-two punch against RFK Jr., Maria Shriver – another member of the Kennedy family, joined President Joe Biden the next day for his signing of a new executive order to spend $$12 billion to improve research on women’s issues like reproductive challenges and conditions like menopause.

At that White House event which was also attended by First Lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Maria Shriver called the executive order historic, and praised Biden profusely for his commitment to women’s health in an obvious snub of RFK Jr., and joked:

I’ll bet today that this is the first time a president of the United States has ever signed an executive order that mentions the words ‘menopause’ and ‘women’s mid-life health!’

Shriver even threw a veiled jab at former President Donald Trump, when she said:

This is an undertaking that could only be put into a motion by a president who respects women sees women who understands women and who want the best for women who wants us all to achieve our highest potential.

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Biden’s executive order comes at a time when women’s health issues are dominating politics, with several states adopting anti-abortion laws that have threatened even unrelated reproductive issues like IVF.

Just before he signed the executive order, Joe Biden repeated his call for people to vote for a Democratic Congress to restore abortion rights:

You send me a Democratic Congress that supports reproductive freedom, I promise you we will restore Roe v Wade again as the law of the land.

Biden’s executive order goes beyond reproductive health issues. It also includes federal funding of research into mental health, substance abuse disorders, environmental health factors, and autoimmune diseases that disproportionately affect women, like rheumatoid arthritis.

The National Institutes of Health, for example, will increase its investments in small businesses that focus on women’s health by 50%, while the Defense Department will invest $10 million to learn more about cancers and mental health issues affecting women in active military service.

The US NIH is also launching a new effort around menopause and the treatment of menopausal symptoms that will identify research gaps and work to close them, according to White House advisor Jennifer Klein. However, this funding isn’t guaranteed as it is ultimately up to the US Congress to approve it.

 

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Did Trump warn it’ll be a ‘Bloodbath’ if he’s not elected?!

Did Donald Trump warn that it will be a ‘bloodbath’ if he’s not elected as President?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Media Lied That Trump Warned Of ‘Bloodbath’ If Not Elected!

Some people are claiming that the mainstream media lied about Donald Trump warning of a ‘bloodbath’ if he is not elected in the 2024 US Presidential elections!

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Truth : Trump Did Warn Of ‘Bloodbath’ If Not Elected!

This appears to be another example of misinformation circulating on social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Donald Trump Warned Of ‘Bloodbath’ If Not Elected

Let me start by pointing out that former President Donald Trump did indeed warn of a ‘bloodbath’ if he is not elected in the 2024 US Presidential elections.

He made those comments at a campaign rally in Dayton, Ohio, on 16 March 2024. Here is the transcript of his speech:

Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole – that’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country. That will be the least of it. But they’re not going to sell those cars. They’re building massive factories.

So yes, Donald Trump did indeed warn or say that “it’s going to be a bloodbath for the country” if he doesn’t “get elected“.

Fact #2 : Donald Trump ‘Bloodbath’ Warning Was About Car Industry

That said, it is important to note that Donald Trump’s ‘bloodbath’ warning referred to the automotive industry, because it came after his comments on the car manufacturing plants China is building in Mexico:

Let me tell you something to China. If you’re listening President Xi and you and I are friends but he understands the way I deal. Those big monster car manufacturing plants that you’re building in Mexico right now. And you think you’re going to get that, you’re going to not hire Americans and you’re going to sell the cars to us no. We’re going to put a 100% tariff on every single car that comes across the line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those guys if I get elected.

To be clear – Donald Trump was warning of an economic bloodbath, and not a literal, violent bloodbath.

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Fact #3 : Mainstream Media Did Not Misrepresent ‘Bloodbath’ Comments

Donald Trump is known for making inflammatory comments, so it is easy to see how people may believe that he was actually referring to a violent ‘bloodbath’. However, did the mainstream media really misrepresent his ‘bloodbath’ comments as suggested or claimed?

Not quite. Major media outlets, and even some political outlets, made it clear in their titles that Trump was referring to a bloodbath for the auto industry:

CNN : Trump warns of ‘bloodbath’ for auto industry and country if he loses the election

ABC News : Trump, while addressing auto industry, says there will be ‘bloodbath’ if he loses 2024 election, ramps up anti-migrant rhetoric

Daily Express UK : Donald Trump warns of ‘bloodbath’ for US auto industry if he is not re-elected

The Daily Beast : Trump Declares It Will Be a ‘Bloodbath’ for Auto Industry if He’s Not Elected

While other media outlets did not refer to the auto industry in their titles, they were clear in their articles that Donald Trump was referring to the automotive industry.

New York Times : Trump Says Some Migrants Are ‘Not People’ and Predicts a ‘Blood Bath’ if He Loses

While discussing the U.S. economy and its auto industry, Mr. Trump promised to place tariffs on cars manufactured abroad if he won in November. He added: “Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a blood bath for the whole — that’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a blood bath for the country.”

The Guardian : Trump predicts ‘bloodbath’ if he loses election and claims ‘Biden beat Obama’

The US, Trump insisted during comments about the auto workers and the car industry, was headed for “a bloodbath” if he was rejected again at the polls in favor of Biden.

It is very likely that those who have been complaining that the mainstream media was representing Trump’s ‘bloodbath’ comments did not actually read the articles.

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Fact #4 : Trump Warned There Won’t Be Another Election

To be fair to those who think that Donald Trump was inciting violence again, he did suggest later that American will never have another election if he is not elected in 2024.

I don’t think you’re going to have another election in this country, if we don’t win this election … certainly not an election that’s meaningful.

While Trump appears to quickly backtrack on his remarks, his supporters and fans may not realise it, and may be incited to secure his election victory by hook or by crook.

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Did Jose Ibarra Enter US Under Donald Trump’s DED Program?!

Did Jose Ibarra, who allegedly murdered Laken Riley, enter the US under President Donald Trump’s DED program?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Jose Ibarra Entered US Under Donald Trump’s DED Program!

Some people are claiming or suggesting that Jose Ibarra, the Venezuelan migrant who allegedly murdered Laken Riley, entered the US under the Deferred Enforced Departure program that President Donald Trump issued on the last full day of his Presidency.

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Truth : Jose Ibarra Did Not Enter US Under Donald Trump’s DED Program!

Let’s take a look at the claim that Jose Ibarra entered the US under Donald Trump’s DED program, and see what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Donald Trump Issued Venezuela DED On His Last Full Day

First, let me start with a quick recap on the DED program that Donald Trump issued for Venezuela.

The Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program offers temporary legal status for 18 months to Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis brought on by Nicolás Maduro’s regime. The DED is similar to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which protects recipients from deportation, and allows them to get work permits.

While Trump considered issuing a DED for Venezuela for several years, he refused to issue one until his last full day in office – 19 January 2021.

Fact #2 : DED For Venezuelans Have Some Limits

The DED that Donald Trump issued not only give Venezuelan migrants in the United States protection from deportation, it also gives them the right to seek employment. However, it wasn’t a blank cheque, and had some stipulations.

Pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct the foreign relations of the United States, I have determined that it is in the foreign policy interest of the United States to defer the removal of any national of Venezuela, or alien without nationality who last habitually resided in Venezuela, subject to the conditions and exceptions provided below.

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Fact #3 : Jose Ibarra Did Not Qualify For DED

The DED that Donald Trump issued on his last full day of office was specifically limited to Venezuelan citizens who was present in the United States on 20 January 2021.

Jose Ibarra was first arrested with his girlfriend, Layling Franco, and her 5 year-old son, by US Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas, on 8 September 2022, after they illegally crossed the border.

Since he entered the US more than 1.5 years after that DED was issued, Jose Ibarra did not qualify for protection under the DED that Donald Trump issued.

Fact #4 : DED For Venezuela Expired In July 2022

Even if Jose Ibarra was somehow present in the United States on 20 January 2021, he was no longer protected by the DED that Donald Trump signed, because that expired 18 months after it was issued – on July 20, 2022.

As I pointed out above, the Deferred Enforce Departure that Donald Trump signed on his last full day of office lasted only 18 months. From 21 July 2022 onwards, there was no longer any DED protection for Venezuelan illegal migrants in the United States, and they can be deported.

ALERT: Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Venezuela expired on July 20, 2022. Venezuelans and individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Venezuela who wish to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under the existing designation, including those who were covered under the January 2021 grant of DED, may apply for TPS before the registration period ends Sept. 9, 2022. You must meet all eligibility requirements for TPS Venezuela before we may grant your application.

DED Period: Jan. 20, 2021 – July 20, 2022

Fact #5 : Donald Trump Did Not Issue TPS For Venezuela

Some have pointed out that Jose Ibarra entered the US before TPS (Temporary Protected Status) expired for Venezuela.

As he was caught by US Border Patrol on 8 September 2022, it is possible that he did not manage to apply for TPS by the deadline of 9 September – the very next day.

But even if Jose Ibarra successfully applied for TPS by that deadline, Donald Trump would not have been responsible for that. The US President can issue DED, but TPS can only be granted by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Did Joe Biden Just Propose To Start Vaccinating America?!

Did Joe Biden just propose to start vaccinating America in his re-election pitch?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Joe Biden Just Proposed To Start Vaccinating America!

Some people are sharing a video of US President Joe Biden on X (formerly Twitter), alleging that stated that he just proposed to start vaccinating America in his re-election pitch!

RNC Research : Biden makes his re-election pitch: “We have to start off by vaccinating America!”

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Truth : Joe Biden Did Not Propose To Start Vaccinating America!

Let’s take a closer look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Joe Biden Did Not Propose To Start Vaccinating America!

Let me start by pointing out that Joe Biden did not propose to start vaccinating America.

It is unknown if those people promoting that claim have hearing problems, or they are trying to gaslight other people. What is certain is that – Joe Biden never said that in the video.

If you watch the video, and listen carefully, you will hear him referring to vaccinating America in the past tense:

Folks, we’ve come through pretty tough times, and I know, I know we got a lot more to do. We had to stay off… we had to start off by vaccinating America. Trump stood flat-footed during that period of time before the pandemic.

To be clear – Joe Biden was speaking in the past tense, referring to his push to vaccinate America against COVID-19 early in his term.

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Fact #2 : Donald Trump Did Promote COVID-19 Vaccines

Let me throw a bone to right-wing conservatives, who had to stoop so low as to mishear what Joe Biden actually said – former President Donald Trump did promote COVID-19 vaccines.

In fact, let me give him credit speeding up the development and approval of COVID-19 vaccines through Operation Warp Speed. He would later downplay the COVID-19 vaccines in his final months in office, and both Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in private.

But former President Donald Trump backtracked (again?) and recommended that Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 in March 2021.

I would recommend it. And I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly.

But again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also. But it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works.

Later in December 2021, he would tell his fans that he also took the COVID-19 booster dose, as recommended by the CDC. At the same Dallas event, he told the crowd to take credit for helping to save lives using the COVID-19 vaccines:

Look, we did something that was historic. We saved tens of millions of lives worldwide. We together, all of us — not me, we — we got a vaccine done, three vaccines done, and tremendous therapeutics.

This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it. Take credit for it…. Don’t let them take it away. Don’t take it away from ourselves.

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Fact #3 : Joe Biden Referred To Donald Trump’s Disbanding NSC Directorate

Right after stating that he started his administration by vaccinating America against COVID-19, Joe Biden referred to the Trump Administration’s decision in 2018 to dismantle a National Security Council (NSC) directorate at the White House that was charged with preparing for when, not if, another pandemic arrives.

The NSC Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefense was created by former President Barack Obama in 2016, in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak; and survived the transition to the Trump Administration. However, it was disbanded in May 2018 by John Bolton, right after President Donald Trump appointed him as head of the National Security Council.

So when President Donald Trump said that the SARS-CoVo-2 coronavirus “came out of nowhere” and “blindsided the world”, public health officials and national security experts disagreed, as they had been warning about coming pandemics for years. They also criticised his Administration’s decision to disband the directorate.

It would be nice if the office was still there. I wouldn’t necessarily characterize it as a mistake (to eliminate the unit). I would say we worked very well with that office.

– Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health, March 2020

One year later I was mystified when the White House dissolved the office, leaving the country less prepared for pandemics like COVID-19

– Beth Cameron, the first director of the Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefense, March 2020

It was only when President Joe Biden took power in January 2021, that the Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefence was reinstated.

Yet again, it showed the Joe Biden was speaking in the past tense. He was contrasting his actions versus those of former President Donald Trump.

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President Biden, then a United States senator and adjunct professor, leads a discussion with students on the Delaware Law School campus.

Fact #3 : This Is Just Joe Biden Fake News

This is ultimately just another example of fake news created about Joe Biden, like these other examples:

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Did JAG Arrest Three Colorado Supreme Court Justices?!

Did JAG arrest three Colorado Supreme Court justices for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JAG Arrested Three Colorado Supreme Court Justices!

On 28 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that JAG arrested three Colorado Supreme Court justices for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Arrests THIRD Criminal Colorado Supreme Court Justice

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Truth : JAG Did Not Arrest Three Colorado Supreme Court Justices!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : JAG Did Not Arrest Any Supreme Court Justice

This is really silly, but it has to be said – no Colorado Supreme Court justice was arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state ballots in the upcoming 2024 US Presidential elections.

When Real Raw News first claimed that US Marines arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Judicial Department spokesperson Rob McCallum said that “there is no legitimacy” to the claims.

Justice Márquez has not been arrested by the Marines, and is not in custody.

To be clear – no Colorado Supreme Court Justice was arrested for any reason, by the JAG (Judge Advocate General), the US Marines, or any law enforcement officials.

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

Regardless of the reasons, it is really silly for anyone to claim that the JAG officers arrested three Colorado Supreme Court justices.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians, even if they are American citizens. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

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Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

In addition, JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone. So it’s really silly for anyone to write stories about JAG officers arresting anyone. What a ridiculous fantasy!

Fact #4 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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WEF ordered electors to not certify Trump’s 2024 election win?!

Did the WEF just order US electors to not certify Trump’s 2024 election win?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Orders US Electors To Not Certify Trump’s 2024 Election Win!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that the WEF just order US electors to NOT certify Trump’s 2024 election win!

WEF Orders U.S. Electors To Not Certify Trump’s 2024 Election Win

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Truth : WEF Did Not Order US Electors To Not Certify Trump’s 2024 Election Win!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WEF Did Not Order US Electors To Do Anything

Let me start by pointing out that the World Economic Forum (WEF) did not order or instruct any US elector to not certify Trump’s 2024 election win.

If the WEF actually did that, it would not only have been reported widely by the mainstream media, it would have been lambasted by Trump supporters, and everyone else who believes in a fair election.

Yet, there was no such report, not even some social media outrage. That’s because that never happened.

The People’s Voice article, unsurprisingly, offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim. No document, not even a (doctored?) audio or video of WEF chairman Klaus Schwab issuing those orders.

Fact #2 : WEF Wasn’t Even Mentioned In The Atlantic Article

The source of this nonsensical claim is an article by The Atlantic called “How Democrats Could Disqualify Trump If The Supreme Court Doesn’t“. Guess what – the World Economic Forum wasn’t even mentioned in the article!

So how did The People’s Voice article conclude that the WEF just ordered or instructed US electors to not certify Donald Trump??? Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its claim…

Fact #3 : WEF Does Not Fund The Atlantic

The People’s Voice article called The Atlantic a “WEF-funded publication“. As far as I can tell – that’s utter bollocks.

Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs acquired majority ownership of The Atlantic on 28 July 2017, through her Emerson Collective organisation. This relegated David G. Bradley and Atlantic Media to the minority ownership of The Atlantic.

Of course, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence, just a single link to a profile of The Atlantic’s current CEO, Nicholas Thompson on the WEF website.

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Fact #4 : Article Was About Congress, Not Electors

The Atlantic article did not mention anything about electors being ordered not to certify Trump’s win in the 2024 Presidential election (which is not a foregone conclusion).

The article was about the opinions of Democrats in the US Congress, and has nothing to do with the electors, appointed by each state to form the US Electoral College.

Fact #5 : Democrats Objected To Every GOP President Since 2000

The Atlantic article actually pointed out that some Democrats have objected to the certification of each GOP presidential winner since 2000. But that never stopped those GOP presidential winners from being certified as the President of the United States.

So, the WEF would not actually have to “order” or “instruct” any member of Congress to object to the certification of Donald Trump, if he does actually win the 2024 Presidential election.

Fact #6 : Democrats Will Not Commit Until Supreme Court Affirms Eligibility

The Atlantic article points out that some Democrats are hesitant about certifying a Trump win in 2024, unless the US Supreme Court affirms his eligibility to serve another term as president. After all – the Fourteenth Amendment bars people who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from holding office.

While Donald Trump has not yet been convicted of fomenting an insurrection, every House Democrat together with 10 Republicans voted to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” in early 2021. So, those members of Congress believe that Donald Trump is an “insurrectionist” who is ineligible to serve as president.

The same article also pointed out that if the Supreme Court affirms his eligibility, the Democrats have said that they would vote for certification if Trump wins.

Eric Swalwell (D-CA) : I’m going to follow the law. I would not object out of protest of how the Supreme Court comes down. It would be doing what I didn’t like about the January 6 Republicans.

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Fact #7 : Republicans Also Decline To Commit To Certify

While some Democrats who are refusing to commit to certifying a Trump win in 2024 because they believe that he is guilty of insurrection, top Republicans like Representative Elise Stefanik – the House GOP conference chair, refused to commit to certifying a Joe Biden win, even though he does not face any questions about his eligibility.

Fact #8 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Was Ukrainian Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump Just Foiled?!

Did US Army CID officers just foil a plot by Ukraine to assassinate Donald Trump?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ukrainian Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump Was Just Foiled!

On 24 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed or suggested that US Army CID officers just foiled a plot by Ukraine to assassinate Donald Trump!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Foil (another) Plot to Assassinate President Trump

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Truth : CID Did Not Foil Ukrainian Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Donald Trump Is No Longer President

Let me just start by pointing out that Donald Trump is no longer the President of the United States. He has not been President since he lost the election and left the White House on 20 January 2021.

Yet, the Real Raw News article kept referring to him as President Donald Trump, instead of former President Donald Trump, or just Donald Trump.

Fact #2 : No Plot To Assassinate Donald Trump Was Recently Foiled

While many people dislike Donald Trump, and quite a few would like to see him dead, there is no known recent plot to assassinate the former president.

If any US agency ever foiled a plot to assassinate any former President, it would have been major news. Yet no legitimate news agency in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, reported on such a shocking development?

More so if the Ukrainian Intelligence Directorate was actually implicated in such an assassination plot. The Kremlin and its propaganda machine (and its useful idiots) would have actively promoted the story! Yet there was not even a squeak.

Even Donald Trump himself never said anything about an assassination plot. If it really did happen, he would have talked about it non-stop. Yet he said nothing of the sort.

That’s because it never happened. No one foiled a plot by the Ukrainian Intelligence Directorate to assassinate Donald Trump in February 2024.

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Fact #3 : US Army CID Has No Power Over Civilians

The claim that the US Army CID officers foiled a plot to assassinate Donald Trump is absurd.

The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is the law enforcement agency for the US Army. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. CID officers can only investigate felony crimes and serious violations of military law within the US Army!

US Army CID officers would not be “shadowing” any American politician, or former Presidents. Not only is that not within their job scope, they don’t even have the authority to do that!

Fact #4 : US Army CID Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

US Army CID officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really more like detectives who investigate serious crimes in the US Army.

They don’t even have the power to charge anyone with crimes. They just investigate allegations, and turn over their official findings to the appropriate US Army command and legal authority for further action.

Fact #5 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Is Trump Using Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine?!

Is Donald Trump going to use Oprah Winfrey’s money to pay the $355 million fine for fraudulently overvaluing his properties?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Trump Will Use Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine!

On 20 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Oprah Winfrey was just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Deep State Won’t See a Dime of Trump’s Money

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Truth : Trump Cannot Use Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested / Sentenced To Death

Let me just start by pointing out that Oprah Winfrey has not been arrested, or sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno, or any other reason.

Oprah Winfrey is a mega celebrity, and one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $3.5 billion as of May 2023. If she was ever arrested, it would have been international news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, not even celebrity blogs, have reported that Oprah Winfrey was in any legal trouble, never mind arrested and/or sentenced to death!

We know this for sure because Oprah herself posted about her experience flying to NYC to take part in the photoshoot for the cover of the last issue of British Vogue, on 8 February 2024.

Could she have made it for the photoshoot, if she was supposedly arrested and jailed in Guantanamo Bay, before being courtmartialed, and sentenced to death???

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Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the US Navy JAG convicted Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire, and sentenced her to death, is absurd.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Oprah Winfrey. The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

Fact #3 : JAG Cannot Confiscate Civilian Property

The claim that JAG can confiscate Oprah Winfrey’s assets is also laughable. As the military justice branch of the American military, JAG cannot confiscate civilian property.

Even if somehow permitted to do so under the Justice Department’s asset forfeiture program (2023 guidelines), it would require the minimum oversight of:

  • the Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) or investigative agent in charge of the administrative
    forfeiture matter (and, if applicable, the AUSA in charge of the related criminal matter);
  • investigative agents; and
  • appropriate USMS representatives.

In short, even in the MAGA / QAnon fantasy world where Oprah Winfrey’s assets were somehow confiscated, it would be under the oversight of the US Justice Department.

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Fact #4 : Seized Assets Cannot Be Given To Trump

Even in the MAGA / Canon fantasy world where Oprah Winfrey was somehow sentenced to death, and had her assets seized, there is no reason why those assets should ever be given to Donald Trump!

The seized assets would belong to the US government, and can be used as it sees fit. And there is simply no reason why it should divert some of those seized asset to a private citizen, even if he is called Donald J. Trump.

The truth is there is no way Oprah Winfrey’s money is ever going to be used to pay Donald Trump’s massive fine for fraudulently overvaluing his properties!

Fact #5 : Donald Trump’s Assets May Be Seized!

Ironically, Donald Trump may have his own assets seized to pay for the massive $355 million fine, with another $100 million in pre-judgement interest!

On 21 February 2024, New York Attorney General Letitia James said that she is prepared to seize assets from Donald Trump if he is unable to find the cash to cover his civil fraud fine.

We are prepared to make sure that the judgment is paid to New Yorkers, and yes, I look at 40 Wall Street each and every day.

Fact #6 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

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Does Viral Photo Show Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots?!

Does a viral photo show sequentially-arranged stacks of Joe Biden ballots, proving that the 2020 US presidential election was rigged?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Viral Photo Shows Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots!

People are sharing a photo on X (formerly Twitter), which appears to show stacks of Joe Biden ballots neatly arranged in sequential order, proving that the 2020 US presidential election was rigged!

Trucker Jake : I’ll say this loud enough so the learning impaired liberals in the back can hear.
#MAGA #Trump2024

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Truth : Viral Photo Does Not Show Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Viral Photo Is A Stock Photo

Let me start by pointing out that the viral photo is actually a stock photo taken by Drew Angerer, and is available on Getty Images as image number 620878242.

Fact #2 : Viral Photo Is From 2016 Election

The viral photo has nothing to do with the 2020 US Presidential election, because it was taken during the 2016 US Presidential election cycle. On 3 November 2016, to be specific.

For the benefit of people who are confused about the two elections, Joe Biden did not participate in the 2016 election, so it is impossible for his name to be on those 2016 ballot papers.

Donald Trump ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016, and won. However, Trump would lose the 2020 election against Joe Biden.

Fact #3 : They Were Test Ballot Papers

In addition – those were not actual ballots. They were test ballots papers that were being scanned on 3 November 2016 to ascertain that the voting machines and ballot scanners were working properly. This was explained clearly in the description of the stock photo in Getty Images:

Polling Machines Are Prepared For Tuesday’s Presidential Election

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 3: Test ballots wait to be scanned at a Board of Elections Elections voting machine facility warehouse, November 3, 2016 in the Bronx borough in New York City. The voting booths, ballot scanners and other supplies will be picked up on Monday and delivered to area Bronx polling places ahead of Tuesday’s election. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Fact #4 : No Evidence Of Systemic Voter Fraud In 2020

Right after the 2020 US Presidential election concluded, 62 lawsuits were filed to contest the election process, vote counting, and vote certification process in 9 states.

Nearly all of those lawsuits were quickly dismissed or dropped due to the lack of evidence, or lack of standing. To date, none of the lawsuits have shown any systemic voter fraud. In fact,

In fact, the conservative group Project Veritas publicly acknowledged on Monday, 5 February 2024, that its claims of ballot mishandling at a Pennsylvania post office in 2020 were untrue. As the Associated Press explained:

Project Veritas admits there was no evidence of election fraud at Pennsylvania post office in 2020

The group produced videos in the wake of the 2020 presidential election based on claims from a postal worker in Erie, Pennsylvania, who said he had overheard a conversation between the postmaster and a supervisor about illegally backdating mail-in presidential ballots.

The admission Monday was the latest evidence that Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election were baseless. The former president’s allegations of massive voting fraud have been dismissed by a succession of judges and refuted by state election officials and his former attorney general, William Barr.

Both Project Veritas and O’Keefe said in their statements posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that they are not aware of any evidence or other allegation of election fraud in Erie during the 2020 election.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Joe Biden Fake News

This is ultimately just another example of fake news created about Joe Biden, like these other examples:

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Did Barack Obama’s Mother Pose In Nude Photos?!

Did Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, pose in nude photos for his “real” father, Frank Marshall Davis?!

Take a look at the viral photos, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Barack Obama’s Mother Posed In Nude Photos!

People are posting photos purportedly of Barack Obama’s mother, when she posed in nude photos, suggesting that the photographer, Frank Marshall Davis, was his real father, and not Barack Obama Sr.!

Stew Peters : Never forget that this “lady’s” son was the first “black” president of the United States. 🇺🇸

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Truth : Barack Obama’s Mother Did Not Pose Nude For Men’s Magazines!

This is yet another example of fake news created about former President Barack Obama, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Nude Photos Are Not Of Barack Obama’s Mother

This is really silly, but let me just start by pointing out that Barack Obama’s mother – Stanley Ann Dunham, is not the woman seen in those viral nude photos.

Those nude photos are also not private photos taken by Frank Marshall Davis, because they appeared in the men’s magazine called Exotique!

Fact #2 : Ann Dunham Only Moved To Hawaii In 1960

It is temporally impossible for Ann Dunham to be the woman in those photos, or even be acquainted with Frank Marshall Davis when those photos were taken, because she only moved to Hawaii in 1960.

  • Those viral photos appeared in the men’s magazine called Exotique in 1958. Stanley Ann Dunham was still living in Washington when those photos were published.
  • The Dunham family did not move to Hawaii until the summer of 1960 – two years after those photos were published.
  • The magazine Exotique ceased publication in 1959 – one year before Barack Obama’s mother first stepped foot in Hawaii.

Unless Stanley Ann Dunham had a time machine in the 1960s, it would be impossible for her to travel back in time to pose nude in 1958.

Fact #2 : Posing Nude Isn’t Illegal

Even if Barack Obama’s mother posed nude for men’s magazines, that wouldn’t have been illegal, or wrong.

In fact, former First Lady Melania Trump famously posed nude in the January 2000 edition of GQ magazine, while she was Donald Trump’s girlfriend, Melania Knauss.

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Fact #3 : Nude Photos Claim Originated In 2012

I should also point out that these claims about Barack Obama’s mother posing nude for men’s magazines is very old, originating with the 2012 conspiracy movie, Dreams from My Real Father. by conspiracy theorist Joel Gilbert.

Loren Collins did a great job fact checking that very old claim, which you can read here and here.

We may never know who the mystery model is. But the Dunham family didn’t move to Hawaii until the summer of 1960. Unless Ann Dunham had access to a time machine in the 1960s, it simply cannot be her.

Moreover, Joel Gilbert knows this. He found that opera glove photo; it was not circulating the web as an ‘Ann’ photo prior to his videos. He knows it came from Exotique, a magazine that ceased publication in 1959. From WND: “Gilbert found that several of the photos in the collection appeared in a magazine called Exotique, published by pin-up photographer Leonard Burtman, who worked in New York City.”

Thus he knows this picture was published two years before Ann first stepped foot in Hawaii, years before she could have met Frank Marshall Davis. And yet he explicitly claims, multiple times, that the photo was TAKEN at Christmastime 1960. This is not a lie of ignorance or mistake; it is a lie of pure, fully-informed malice.

It is interesting that these old photos and long-debunked claims should resurface in 2024, in the run-up to the 2024 US Presidential Election. Is it because some conservatives believe that Michelle Obama might run for the US Presidency?

Fact #4 : Ann Dunham Would Have Been Underage

Joel Gilbert not only put those photos in his movie, he mailed out more than a million copies to voters in Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Colorado, in an apparent attempt to influence the 2012 US presidential election.

However, Stanley Ann Dunham was born in 1942, and would have been 15 years old – underage, when those photos were originally published in 1958.

If those photos are really of Ann Dunham, it would mean that Joel Gilbert knowingly published child pornography, and illegally distributed them to more than a million people!

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Obama Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created about Barack Obama and his family, just like these examples:

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Did Taylor Swift Show Trump Won Flag At 2024 Grammys?!

Does a viral video really show Taylor Swift holding up a Trump Won, Democrats Cheated! flag at the 2024 Grammy Awards?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Taylor Swift Showed Trump Won Flag At 2024 Grammys!

People are sharing a video on X (formerly Twitter), which appears to show music superstar Taylor Swift holding up a flag that proclaimed Trump Won, Democrats Cheated! while being photographed on the 2024 Grammy Awards red carpet!

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Truth : Taylor Swift Did Not Show Trump Won Flag!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Viral Video Was Edited

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video was edited, with the addition of the red-coloured “Trump Won, Democrats Cheated!” flag and two hands holding them up.

It may not be obvious to most people, but if you look carefully, you can see several obvious signs of digital manipulation:

  • The Trump Won flag does not ripple or flutter at all. The folds remains still throughout the video, even when Taylor Swift appears to move the flag.
  • Taylor Swift’s fingers does not even twitch or move at all, even when she appears to move the flag.
  • Taylor Swift’s left hand has a white outline – a photo editing (masking) artifact, which is most clearly seen at the end of the video, against the black background.
  • In the first two seconds of the video, you can see her left hand (in black gloves) appearing just under the flag. Brightening the image shows the right hand (in black gloves) appearing under the flag too.

It is therefore no surprise that the video has been labelled by X (formerly Twitter) as Manipulated media. However, X has apparently made no attempt to remove the obviously edited video from its platform.

Fact #2 : Taylor Swift Did Not Hold Trump Flag At 2024 Grammys

To be clear – Taylor Swift did not hold up, or show, any Trump Won, Democrats Cheated! flag at the 2024 Grammy Awards red carpet.

We know this to be true, because the original video that was posted by Variety on 4 February 2024, shows her standing for photos with her left hand on her waist.

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Fact #4 : Taylor Swift Wore Black Evening Gloves

The original Variety video also showed Taylor Swift wearing long, black evening gloves. The edited video, on the other hand, showed naked fingers.

If you use an image editor to brighten the shadows, you can clearly see both of her hands in those black gloves appearing just under the red Trump Won flag.

But you don’t even need to do that – in the first two seconds of the edited video, you can see Taylor Swift’s left hand hold onto the fabric of her white dress.

Fact #4 : Taylor Swift Unlikely To Endorse Donald Trump

While Taylor Swift has yet to endorse any candidate for the upcoming 2024 Presidential election, it is very unlikely that she would ever endorse Donald Trump.

For one thing – Taylor Swift only endorsed Democrats so far. She endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 election, and Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in the 2018 midterm elections in Tennessee. Her 2018 post, in particular, made it clear her values did not align with those of the GOP.

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.

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Biden hired Bill Gates to flood Internet with AI censorship bots?!

Did Joe Biden hire Bill Gates and other billionaire technocrats to flood the Internet with AI censorship bots, ahead of the 2024 election?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Biden Hires Bill Gates To Flood Internet With AI Censorship Bots!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests US President Joe Biden hired Bill Gates and other billionaire technocrats to flood the Internet with AI censorship bots ahead of the 2024 election!

Here is an excerpt from the long, and (intentionally?) rambling article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Biden Hires Bill Gates To Flood the Internet With ‘AI-Censorship Bots’

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Biden Did Not Hire Bill Gates To Flood Internet With AI Censorship Bots!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Bill Gates Doesn’t Even Have An AI Program!

Let me start by simply pointing out that it is impossible for Joe Biden to hire Bill Gates to floor the Internet with AI censorship bots, because Bill Gates doesn’t even have an AI program!

Bill Gates is a big proponent of artificial intelligence, and has made a number of investments in AI companies like Inflection AI and LikeWise. However, he does not actually own or run those AI companies.

As far as anyone can tell – Bill Gates does not have the power or resources to “flood the Internet with AI censorship bots”.

The People’s Voice certainly offered no evidence that Joe Biden hired Bill Gates, or any other billionaire, to flood the Internet with AI censorship bots.

Fact #2 : Report Doesn’t Even Mention Bill Gates!

The People’s Voice article is based on an “Interim Staff Report” (PDF) by the GOP Representative Jim Jordan’s Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government under the House Judiciary Committee.

While the report mentions a number of tech luminaries like Elon Musk and Marc Andreesen, it does not even mention Bill Gates once as a person of interest in the issue!

So why on Earth would anyone claim that US President Joe Biden hired Bill Gates, when he was not even mentioned in the report as a person of interest?!

Bill Gates’ name only appeared in the notes on Page 10 as part of a title of an article written by Jonathan Turley.

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Fact #3 : Report Doesn’t Claim AI Tools Were Deployed

Even though the Jim Jordan report claims or suggests that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding the development of AI tools, it doesn’t even claim that they were deployed, or ready to deploy, for the 2024 US presidential election.

So why would anyone claim that Bill Gates or any tech billionaire was hired by Joe Biden to use these AI tools, which are still under development, to censor people during the 2024 Presidential election???

Fact #4 : Report Doesn’t Claim Joe Biden Was Involved

Notably, the Jim Jordan report also does not directly claim that the Biden White House is involved in the NSF funding of those AI censorship tools.

It only said that senior White House officials berated social media companies into changing their content moderation policies.

Fact #5 : NSF Convergence Accelerator Was Launched Under Trump!

It would be quite impossible for anyone to blame Joe Biden for the development of these AI tools, because NSF Convergence Accelerator was established in 2019 – during the Trump Administration!

While the report focused on Track F, which launched in March 2021, the earlier Track B and Track D on AI technologies were initiated in 2019 and 2020 during the Trump Administration.

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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E. Jean Caroll Admits Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump?!

Did E. Jean Carroll admit she was “100% lying” to help President Biden destroy Donald Trump?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : E. Jean Carroll Admits Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that E. Jean Carroll admitted on CNN that she lied about being raped in order to “help Biden destroy Trump”!

Here is an excerpt from the article, which is long and (intentionally?) rambling. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Trump Rape Accuser Admits She’s “100% Lying” To Help Biden Destroy Trump

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Truth : E. Jean Carroll Did Not Admit Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : E. Jean Carroll Did Not Admit Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump!

This is really silly, but let me start by pointing out that E. Jean Carroll did not ever say that she was “100% lying” about being raped to help President Biden destroy Donald Trump, as alleged in The People’s Voice article.

If she really said that on CNN, it would have been major news covered by other news outlets in the United States, especially conservative news outlets like Fox News and OANN. It would also have gone viral on social media, with conservative and right-wing personalities criticising her for lying in a court of law.

However, there is no evidence E. Jean Carroll ever made such a confession, and The People’s Voice offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim.

Fact #2 : E. Jean Carroll Won Two Defamation Lawsuits Against Trump

E. Jean Carroll (born Elizabeth Jean Carroll on 12 December 1943) has always said that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in late 1995 or early 1996 in the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City.

She confided in two friends, Lisa Bimbach and Carol Martin, shortly after the assault. She would later sue Donald Trump twice for defamation, winning twice. That would not be possible if E. Jean Carroll admitted lying about being raped or sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.

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Fact #3 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Navy SEALs Kill Two Mar-a-Lago Intruders?!

Did US Navy SEALs just kill two intruders at Donald Trump’s residence of Mar-a-Lago?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Navy SEALs Just Killed Mar-a-Lago Intruders!

On 29 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Navy SEALs just arrested and killed two intruders at Donald Trump’s residence of Mar-a-Lago!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

White Hats Kill Mar-a-Lago Intruder

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Truth : Navy SEALs Did Not Kill Any Mar-a-Lago Intruder!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : There Were No Intruders At Mar-a-Lago

This is really silly, but it has to be said – no intruders attempted to breach security at Mar-a-Lago in January 2024.

If any intruder was ever caught trespassing at Mar-a-Lago, it would have been covered by news media all over the world, not just by a known fake news website.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such an amazing story? That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #2 : Mar-a-Lago Is Not Protected By US Military

Real Raw News claimed that Mar-a-Lago was protected by US Navy SEALs. That’s utter nonsense. SEALs are the US Navy’s primary special operations force, and are never assigned to protect civilians, or property.

US President Joe Biden, as well as all former US presidents, are never protected by the military. Instead, they are all protected by the US Secret Service.

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Fact #3 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

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Were Marines + Army Rangers Just Sent To Texas Border?!

Did General Eric M. Smith just send Marines and Army Rangers to join the Texas National Guard protecting the border?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Marines + Army Rangers Were Sent To Texas Border!

On 27 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that General Eric M. Smith just sent Marines and Army Rangers to join the Texas National Guard protecting the border!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

A White Hat convoy carrying crates of rifles and spools of razor wire arrived in Eagle Pass, Texas, Friday afternoon to support the Texas National Guard in its regional border dispute with unlawful federal forces, a source in General Eric M. Smith’s office told Real Raw News.

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Truth : Marines + Army Rangers Were Not Sent To Texas Border… Yet!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : Marines + Army Rangers Were Not Sent To Texas Border

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US Marines and Army Rangers were not sent to the Texas border to support Governor Greg Abbott’s refusal to comply with a recent US Supreme Court ruling, allowing US Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire placed on the Texas border.

Neither were any US Marine or Army Ranger instructed to wear the uniform of the Texas National Guard to “show solidarity”. That’s just utter nonsense.

Such an action would have been considered mutiny, and it would have been covered extensively by the US mainstream media, if not news organisations all over the world.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking story? That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #3 : Mutiny Carries A Death Penalty Sentence

The US military is subservient to the US civilian leadership, which is currently the Biden Administration under US President Joe Biden. Deploying military troops without a direct order by the Biden Administration would be mutiny under Article 94 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Military personnel committing mutiny would be subject to a court martial, and those found guilty shall be punished by death or other alternative punishments that the court martial may decide.

Fact #4 : US Marine Generals Don’t Command Army Rangers

The Real Raw News writer does not appear to understand the basic concept of the military chain of command, or the fact that the United States has multiple uniformed services.

General Eric M. Smith is the 39th commandant of the US Marine Corps, which is just one of eight uniformed services in the United States. He only has command over the US Marine Corps, but not the other uniformed services like the Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.

In short – it is simply impossible for General Eric M. Smith to order US Army Rangers to do anything. The Rangers are part of the US Army, which is a completely different uniformed service.

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Fact #4 : US Military Have Been Deployed To Help DHS

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the federal agency in charge of the border at Texas and other US states.

The US military have been deployed to the Texas border on several occasions by the civilian administration of the day – in 2018 under President Trump, and in 2023 under President Biden. However, they were always there to assist the CBP, with the CBP deciding on where those Marines were deployed, and how they could assist.

The Real Raw News, on the other hand, is claiming that US Marines and US Army Rangers were deployed to help the Texas National Guard fight against the CBP. That’s just utter nonsense. If any US Marines were to be deployed in 2024, it would certainly be to help the CBP, not to fight against them.

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS.

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