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Did Secret Service block sniper from shooting Trump assassin?!

Was a Secret Service sniper blocked from shooting the assassin before he could shoot at Donald Trump?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Secret Service Blocked Sniper From Shooting Trump Assassin!

Some people are claiming or suggesting that the Secret Service blocked one of their snipers from shooting the assassin, Thomas Mathew Crooks, before he could shoot at Donald Trump!

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Jonathan Willis, the officer in the famous photo of the two snipers on the roof at Trump’s rally, has informed the public that he had the assassin in his sights for at least 3 minutes, but the head of the Secret Service refused to give the order to take out the perpetrator. They prevented him from stopping the assassin before he took shots at President Trump and killed a spectator and wounded 2 others 😡😠😡

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No Evidence Secret Service Blocked Sniper From Shooting Trump Assassin!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news surrounding the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Post Was Made Anonymously On 4Chan

Let me start by pointing out that the viral claim was made anonymously on the anonymous message board 4chan. The person who posted it claimed to be a Secret Service counter-sniper called Jonathan Willis.

My name is Jonathan Willis, I’m the officer in the famous photo of the two snipers on the roof at Trump’s rally. I came here to inform the public that I had the assassin in my sights for at least 3 minutes, but the head of the secret service refused to give the order to take out the perp. 100% the top brass prevented me from killing the assassin before he took the shots at president Trump.

I didn’t follow the orders though, as soon as the shooter opened on Trump I returned fire despite strict orders to not engage. I had eyes on the shooter for three minutes watching him fiddle with his rifle and adjust the scope, it was obvious he was a shooter yet I wasn’t allowed to engage. After I killed the shooter I was arrested, questioned by the FBI, and just released an hour ago. Already lost my job for not following orders, but I’m glad I took the shots anyway.

However, anyone can post anything on 4chan, and people often make bizarre and outright false claims on that anonymous message board all the time.

There is simply no evidence that a Jonathan Willis actually works for the US Secret Service as a counter-sniper. There is also no evidence that he was the sniper seen in the viral photo, who shot and killed Thomas Matthew Crooks – the gunman who almost killed Donald Trump.

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Fact #2 : Post Has Many Logical Problems

On top of that, the anonymous post has many logical and factual problems, if you read it carefully. For example:

  • Donald Trump is the former president, and would not be referred to as “President Trump”.
  • Secret Service snipers won’t call themselves “officers”.
  • It is rather ridiculous to think that Secret Service agents would clearly identify themselves publicly, or speak out publicly, during an active investigation.
  • Secret Service counter-snipers have great leeway to eliminate threats, as there is often no time to “ask for permission” before taking out a potential assassin.
  • Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle was not on site, and could not have denied permission for the counter-sniper team to engage the shooter.
  • Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle actually praised the quick action of the counter-sniper team in “neutralizing the shooter”.
  • Even if the two counter-sniper teams had strict orders not to shoot anyone (which is ridiculous), that order would have been rendered moot after the gunman started shooting.
  • There is no reason for the FBI to arrest Jonathan Willis, or any of the Secret Service counter-snipers, for doing their jobs.
  • There is no reason for the Secret Service to fire Jonathan Willis, or any of the Secret Service counter-snipers, for doing their jobs.
  • It seems preposterous that the first thing a Secret Service sniper would do after being released by the FBI is to “bitch” about it on 4chan.

There are just so many red flags with those posts which suggest that it’s completely fabricated, and was not posted by an actual Secret Service employee, never mind the sniper who shot the would-be Trump assassin, Thomas Matthew Crooks.

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

This is likely 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 Trump vow to destroy WEF after assassination attempt?!

Did Donald Trump vow to “burn the WEF to the ground” after surviving a failed assassination attempt?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Trump Vows To Destroy WEF After Assassination Attempt!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Donald Trump vowed to “burn WEF to the ground” after surviving a failed assassination attempt!

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

Trump Vows To ‘Burn WEF To the Ground’ Following Assassination Attempt

Former President Donald J. Trump was rushed off stage by the US Secret Service on Saturday evening in Butler, Pennsylvania, after between eight and ten shots were fired, leaving him with blood on his face.

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Truth : Trump Did Not Vow To Destroy WEF After 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 : Trump Did Not Vow To Destroy WEF

Let me start by simply pointing out that Donald Trump did not vow to ‘burn WEF to the ground’ after surviving a failed assassination attempt in Butler, Pennsylvania.

If that actually happened, it would have been widely reported by the mainstream media all over the world, and sparked outrage as it suggested that the World Economic Forum (WEF) was responsible for the assassination attempt. Yet none of that happened because it was all made up!

In fact, Donald Trump did not even mention the WEF when he posted about his lucky escape on Truth Social:

I want to thank The United States Secret Service, and all of Law Enforcement, for their rapid response on the shooting that just took place in Butler, Pennsylvania. Most importantly, I want to extend my condolences to the family of the person at the Rally who was killed, and also to the family of another person that was badly injured. It is incredible that such an act can take place in our Country. Nothing is known at this time about the shooter, who is now dead. 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. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Unsurprisingly, the The People’s Voice article did not provide any evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that Donald Trump vowed to ‘burn WEF off the ground’ after surviving the assassination attempt. Neither did it provide any evidence that Trump believes that the World Economic Forum was responsible for the failed assassination attempt.

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Fact #2 : FBI Believes Thomas Crooks Acted Alone

On Sunday, 14 July 2024, the FBI gave a press briefing on the failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump. It is still searching for a motive for the attack but said that the shooter – 20 year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, appears to have acted alone as a lone wolf.

At that press briefing, Kevin Rojek, an FBI special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh field office, said:

At present, we have not identified an ideology associated with the subject. At this time, the information that we have indicates that the shooter acted alone and that there are currently no public safety concerns.

According to Rojek, Thomas Matthew Crooks used a legally-purchased “AR-style 556 rifle” that the FBI believes was bought by the shooter’s father.

We do not know specifically how he accessed the weapon and whether he took it without his father’s knowledge.

There is no indication that the World Economic Forum (WEF) is even remotely involved in this assassination attempt. And why should it? The WEF is only an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on public-private sector collaboration!

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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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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!

In fact, the Secret Service had two heavily armed teams at the rally to protect Donald Trump – the counter-assault team with a code name of “Hawkeye” to eliminate threats so other agents can shield and take Trump away, and the counter-sniper team known as “Hercules” which is armed with long-range binoculars and sniper rifles.

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 carry 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 : Trump Was Rushed Off Stage By Secret Service

Photos and videos of the event also show the Secret Service detail shielding and rushing Donald Trump off the stage. They clearly show that the Secret Service detail protecting Trump did not “stand down” as alleged.

Fact #4 : 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 #5 : 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:

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Did Biden Cancel Event Because Of Medical Emergency?!

Did US President Joe Biden cancel a Sunday event in Philadelphia after suffering a medical emergency on Air Force One?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Biden Cancelled Event Because Of Medical Emergency!

Some people are claiming that US President Joe Biden cancelled a Sunday event in Philadelphia after suffering a medical emergency on Air Force One!

Monica Crowley : 🚨 BREAKING: Biden is reportedly having a medical emergency aboard Air Force One

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Truth : Biden Did Not Cancel Event Because Of Medical Emergency!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : President Biden Did Not Suffer Any Medical Emergency

Let me start by pointing out that President Joe Biden did not experience a medical emergency on Air Force One. In fact, there is actual video footage of Biden leaving Air Force One hours after those claims went viral!

As the video below shows (courtesy of ALX), President Biden was seen disembarking from Air Force One in Wilmington, Delaware at around 7:30 PM, after a campaign event in Madison.

Despite his poor debate performance against Donald Trump, and claims that he has trouble walking, Biden appears to confidently strut down the stairs by himself, even pausing momentarily to point at someone.

When Biden arrived on the tarmac, he saluted an officer and took time to speak with him. He then answered a shouted question from a journalist who asked if he planned to watch “the interview tonight”..

It is obvious from the video that President Joe Biden was fit and well when he left Air Force One.

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Fact #2 : White House Called Rumours “100% False”

The White House also confirmed that the rumours of President Joe Biden suffering a medical emergency on Air Force One were “100% false“.

White House says rumors about a medical emergency on Air Force One are “100% false.” Biden was seen coming off the plane without issues and arrived at his Delaware home at 7:50 pm

Will all those who made those baseless claims that Joe Biden suffered a medical emergency and/or died on Air Force One apologise now?

Fact #3 : Biden Cancelled Event To Avoid Crossing Picket Line

The truth is – President Joe Biden made the decision to cancel his Philadelphia event on Sunday, the day before he flew on Air Force One on 6 July 2024.

Biden was originally scheduled to speech at the annual conference of the National Education Association (NEA) in Philadelphia on Sunday, 7 July.

However, the NEA’s staff union – the National Education Association Staff Organization, announced a strike on Friday, 5 July, setting up picket lines around the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia for a planned 3-day strike.

The very same day, Biden cancelled his speech. His campaign told the Associated Press that the president is a “fierce supporter of unions, and he won’t cross a picket line“.

The union’s 3-day picket of the event also effectively ended the weeklong convention, causing the cancellation of the last three days, including President Biden’s appearance.

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Fact #4 : Biden Will Still Travel To Pennsylvania

Finally, the Biden campaign said on 5 July that he still plans to travel to Pennsylvania over the weekend, even though he already cancelled his speech at the NEA convention.

Fact #5 : 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 President Joe Biden Just Die From Medical Emergency?!

Did US President Joe Biden just die from a medical emergency aboard Air Force One?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : President Joe Biden Just Died From Medical Emergency!

Some people are claiming that US President Joe Biden just suffered a medical emergency aboard Air Force One, while others are claiming that he died!

Laura Loomer : Joe Biden is reportedly having a medical emergency on Air Force One right now. Press access has been removed.

Laura Loomer : Biden had a medical emergency on the plane today and his campaign is covering it up because he just lied to the Democrat governors at the White House and said he had a checkup and was fine.

Laura Loomer : After he had a medical emergency on Air Force One today, his events in Philadelphia were CANCELED. Before the cancellation, Secret Service reportedly reserved a room inside the ER Ahead of Biden’s visit to Pennsylvania.

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Truth : President Joe Biden Did Not Die From Medical Emergency!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : President Biden Did Not Die From Medical Emergency

Let me start by pointing out that President Joe Biden did not die from a medical emergency aboard Air Force One. Neither did the New York Times confirm his death.

If Joe Biden really died, his death would have been reported to the US Congress, and publicly announced. It’s not like they can just keep quiet and replace him with a body double!

There would also have been extensive coverage globally. Yet, there has been no such announcement by the White House, and not even a peep from any legitimate media outlet – more than half a day after people started making these claims!

Unsurprisingly, the people making those claims did not provide any evidence President Biden suffered some kind of medical emergency, much less died from it.

When asked for the source of her claims, Laura Loomer said, “I’m a journalist. I don’t divulge my sources.

Fact #2 : President Biden Walked Off Air Force One In Delaware

In any case, we know for sure President Joe Biden is alive and well, and did not suffer any life-threatening medical emergency, because there is actual video footage of him alive and well!

As the video below shows (courtesy of ALX), President Biden was seen disembarking from Air Force One in Wilmington, Delaware at around 7:30 PM, after a campaign event in Madison.

Despite his poor debate performance against Donald Trump, and claims that he has trouble walking, Biden appears to confidently strut down the stairs by himself, even pausing momentarily to point at someone.

When Biden arrived on the tarmac, he saluted an officer and took time to speak with him. He then answered a shouted question from a journalist who asked if he planned to watch “the interview tonight”.

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Fact #3 : White House Pool Did Not Report Death / Emergency

A White House Pool report written by Sophie Hills of The Christian Science Monitor confirmed the authenticity of the video above. It also showed that nothing untoward happened to President Joe Biden during that trip – he did not suffer any medical emergency, and he certainly did not die.

President Biden stepped onto the stairs down from AF1 at 7:34 and walked down, holding the railing. Part of the way down he stopped and pointed to something to his right.

He descended the stairs the rest of the way, and saluted, shook hands, and spoke with a greeter.

Pool shouted some questions. “Will you watch your interview Mr. President?” The president crouched slightly and jokingly looked at the pool, pretending to be ready to jump away. A reporter repeated the question and pool was too far away to hear what the president said, but it looked like he said “yes I will.”

The president got into an SUV and the motorcade is rolling from DANG at 7:38.

Fact #4 : White House Called Rumours “100% False”

Finally, the White House also confirmed that the rumours of President Joe Biden suffering a medical emergency on Air Force One were “100% false“.

White House says rumors about a medical emergency on Air Force One are “100% false.” Biden was seen coming off the plane without issues and arrived at his Delaware home at 7:50 pm

Will all those who made those baseless claims that Joe Biden suffered a medical emergency and/or died from one on Air Force One apologise now?

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Did his family admit Joe Biden was replaced by body double?!

Did his own family just admit that Joe Biden was replaced by a body double?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : His Family Admits Joe Biden Was Replaced By Body Double!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Joe Biden’s family just admitted that he was replaced by a body double!

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

Biden’s Family Admit Elite Replaced ‘Real’ Joe Biden Years Ago

Is Joe Biden just another compromised pedophile selected by the globalist elite to serve as a puppet president – or is there something even darker and more dangerous going on?

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Truth : His Family Did Not Admit Joe Biden Was Replaced By Body Double!

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

Fact #1 : His Family Did Not Admit Joe Biden Was Replaced By Body Double

Let me start by pointing out that Joe Biden’s family never admitted he was replaced by a body double.

If any Biden family member actually claimed or admitted that the President of the United States had been replaced by a body double, it would have not only reported widely across the world, it would have ignited a political crisis!

After all, Joe Biden was elected as President of the United States, not someone else who looks like him. It is simply not legal for a body double to stand in for Joe Biden in his official duties.

To date, there has been no media coverage or political outrage over a Joe Biden body double. That’s because it was completely made-up.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice provided no evidence of any Biden family member admitting that Joe Biden was replaced by a body double.

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Fact #2 : 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 RFK Jr Expose NIH Kickbacks From Moderna Vaccine?!

Did RFK Jr. just expose the massive kickbacks the NIH gets from the Moderna mRNA vaccine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : RFK Jr. Exposed NIH Kickbacks From Moderna Vaccine!

People are sharing a video clip from a Dr. Phil interview, in which Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr) claimed or suggested that the NIH is getting kickbacks worth billions of dollars from the Moderna mRNA vaccine!

The Vigilant Fox / Erin Elizabeth / jamiemcintyre :

Dr. Phil Outraged as RFK Jr. Exposes NIH Kickbacks from Moderna Vaccine

Not only does the NIH own half of the Moderna shots, raking in billions of dollars, but 4 to 6 high-level deputies under Fauci pocket a staggering $150,000 a year forever from it.

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Truth : RFK Jr. Did Not Expose NIH Kickbacks From Moderna Vaccine!

This is yet another example of fake news created or promoted by anti-vaccine activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : NIH Is Not Getting Kickbacks From Moderna

Let me start by pointing out that the NIH isn’t getting kickbacks from the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Unsurprisingly, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. never provided any actual evidence to back up his claims.

The truth is – the NIH is merely asserting its intellectual property rights to licence technologies used in the creation of the Moderna mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. This is no different from how commercial companies licence out their technologies for other companies to use in their own products.

As Axios pointed out way back in June 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) often invents basic scientific technologies that it licences out to pharmaceutical companies. As the NIH Director then, Dr. Francis Collins said in May 2020, “We do have some particular stake in the intellectual property” behind the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna ultimately licensed two technologies developed at the NIH for use in its mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. By the end of 2021, seven other pharmaceutical companies (including BioNTech) also paid royalties for using the same techniques in their COVID-19 vaccines.

This isn’t a kickback / bribery. It is basic common sense to licence NIH technologies to commercial companies, instead of letting them use them for free! What exactly is wrong with that?

Does RFK Jr. prefer that the NIH let Moderna use those technologies for free??? Why should Moderna not pay NIH for the work done by its researchers???

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Fact #2 : US Government + Taxpayers Benefit From Moderna Vaccine!

It is ludicrous to claim or suggest that the NIH is receiving kickbacks from Moderna, because those patents that NIH licences out belong to the US government. The NIH also explained this in its statement three years ago:

NIAID scientists created stabilized coronavirus spike proteins for the development of vaccines against coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Recognizing the importance of these novel immunogens, NIAID has sought patents to preserve the government’s rights to these inventions and to provide incentive for commercial partners to invest the capital and resources needed to advance their development, commercialization, and public use as vaccines.

The US government owns those patents, and not the individual inventors working at the NIH. After all, the research was funded by the US federal government. Ultimately, the US government and taxpayers benefit from the licensing of NIH technologies to Moderna.

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Fact #3 : NIH Inventors Benefit From Their Hard Work

This isn’t the first time Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claimed that top NIH officials are being paid $150,000 a year for life for the Moderna mRNA vaccine against COVID-19. Back in March 2021, RFK Jr. made similar claims in a NewsGuard interview.

The Moderna vaccine—his agency owns half, but six of the top guys who work for him own pieces of that patent, so they will each get $150,000 a year for life for every patent that they own.

However, he never provided any evidence – then or now, that Dr. Anthony Fauci, or any top NIH official, are actually receiving $150,000 per year from the Moderna mRNA vaccine patents.

The truth is – the $150,000 per year figure is the official limit on royalty that any scientist may receive from all inventions while working at the NIH. As NIAID spokesperson Jennifer Routh explained in February 2021:

[In NIH licensing agreements,] the first $2,000 of royalties received under a license go to the inventor, and then at least 15 percent thereafter per year are shared with the inventors as a group under that license. Inventors are capped at $150,000 per year per person from all licenses. Very few NIH inventors receive that amount.”

In other words – even if an NIH scientist invents ten groundbreaking drug that makes BILLIONS each for the NIH, he/she is only entitled to $150,000 per year for all ten drugs.

While it is plausible that the six NIH scientists listed in the two patents used by Moderna and other pharmaceutical companies may receive $150,000 per year, there is still no evidence that they actually received that much.

But to be clear – the only people getting this royalty money are the scientists whose names are listed in the patent applications, and simply “top NIH officials”.

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Fact #5 : Patent Protection Only Lasts 20 Years

In the video, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claimed that NIH officials would receive $150,000 per year forever – not only during their lifetime but also their children’s.

That is rather absurd as patent protection generally lasts only 20 years in the United States. There won’t be a need to licence for any pharmaceutical companies to licence those two patents from the NIAID / NIH for future mRNA vaccines after patent protection expires 20 years later.

In other words – those inventors in NIH can only expect to receive royalty payments for a maximum of 20 years, not forever…

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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 Putin vow to shut down adenochrome supply chain?!

Did Vladimir Putin just vow to shut down the Hollywood adenochrome supply chain in Ukraine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Putin Vows To Shut Down Adenochrome Supply Chain!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin just vowed to shut down the Hollywood adenochrome supply chain in Ukraine!

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

Putin Vows To Shut Down Hollywood Adrenochrome Supply Chain

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to shut down the adrenochrome supply chain servicing Hollywood after Russian forces made a series of horrifying discoveries in Ukraine in recent days.

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Truth : Putin Did Not Vow To Shut Down Adenochrome Supply Chain!

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

Fact #1 : Putin Did Not Vow To Shut Down Adenochrome Supply Chain

This is silly but it has to be said – Russian President Vladimir Putin did not vow to shut down the Hollywood adenochrome supply chain in Ukraine!

If he actually made such a vow, it would have been reported widely across the world, not only by the Russian media. Yet, that never happened… because it was all made up!

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

Fact #2 : There Are No Child Factory Farms In Ukraine

The People’s Voice article claimed that Vladimir Putin was “shutting down child factory farms in Ukraine“. That’s also utter nonsense.

There are no child factory farms in Ukraine. What are child factory farms anyway? It’s all made-up nonsense.

Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its suggestion that “child factory farms” exist in Ukraine.

Fact #3 : No One Is Harvesting Children For Adenochrome

The People’s Voice article is based on a far-right conspiracy theory about adenochrome being harvested from children’s blood or adrenal gland, and used as a drug or elixir of youth.

Truth be told – that’s a really silly conspiracy theory, as there is currently no medical use for adenochrome, and it can be synthesized in a laboratory. So there is absolutely no need to kill any child to produce adenochrome.

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Fact #4 : Putin Wanted For Abducting Children From Ukraine!

It is ludicrous for The People’s Voice to suggest that Vladimir Putin would want to do anything to save children. After all, he has sacrificed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young Russian boys and men in his invasion of Ukraine.

But even more ironically, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on 17 March 2023, for abducting children from Ukraine!

Today, 17 March 2023, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) issued warrants of arrest for two individuals in the context of the situation in Ukraine: Mr Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Ms Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova.

Mr Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, born on 7 October 1952, President of the Russian Federation, is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation (under articles 8(2)(a)(vii) and 8(2)(b)(viii) of the Rome Statute). The crimes were allegedly committed in Ukrainian occupied territory at least from 24 February 2022.

There are reasonable grounds to believe that Mr Putin bears individual criminal responsibility for the aforementioned crimes, (i) for having committed the acts directly, jointly with others and/or through others (article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute), and (ii) for his failure to exercise control properly over civilian and military subordinates who committed the acts, or allowed for their commission, and who were under his effective authority and control, pursuant to superior responsibility (article 28(b) of the Rome Statute).

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Fact #5 : 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 British MP Warn Of NATO Dirty Bomb False Flag Op?!

Did British MP Andrew Bridgen warn of NATO planning a dirty bomb false flag operation to spark World War 3?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : British MP Warns Of NATO Dirty Bomb False Flag Op!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that British MP Andrew Bridgen just warned about NATO planning a dirty bomb false flag operation to spark World War 3!

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

British MP Warns NATO Planning ‘Dirty Bomb’ False Flag in Europe to Spark WW3

NATO is planning to launch a false flag attack on a European city using a nuclear “dirty bomb” and pin the blame on Russia, according to British Member of Parliament Andrew Bridgen who was citing high-level parliamentary intelligence.

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Truth : British MP Did Not Warn Of NATO Dirty Bomb False Flag Op!

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

Fact #1 : Andrew Bridgen Is Not Privy To Parliamentary Intelligence

The People’s Voice article claimed that Andrew Bridgen cited “high-level parliamentary intelligence” and “British intelligence service agents” when he warned about a false flag attack on a European city using a nuclear dirty bomb. That’s simply not true.

First of all, Andrew Bridgen is an independent Member of Parliament, who does not sit in the Intelligence and Security Committee. Therefore, he has no access to sensitive or classified material provided by the UK intelligence community.

But more importantly – Andrew Bridgen himself never cited “high-level parliamentary intelligence” or claimed that “British intelligence service agents” told him about it. If you watch the GB News video above, he only referred to “defence analysts” – which could refer to anyone outside of the UK intelligence services with an opinion on defence matters.

Fact #2 : Andrew Bridgen Never Mentioned NATO

The People’s Voice article claimed that Andrew Bridgen said that “NATO is planning to launch a false flag attack on a European city using a nuclear dirty bomb“.

That’s not true either, because Andrew Bridgen never mentioned NATO at all!

Andrew Bridgen only claimed on GB News that there would be a nuclear detonation, and in fact, appears to make that comment after being asked about Russia using nuclear weapons:

GB News : Well, Putin said that he will use nuclear weapons if Russia is threatened, so isn’t there actually a way of winning any war against Russia?

Bridgen : Well, if he has nuclear, no one’s winning, aren’t they? I’ve got defence analysts feeding me information, and they’re in you know, services, and they’re saying that there is going to be a nuclear detonation in Europe.

When GB News pressed him on who would do such a dastardly deed, Bridgen notably did not mention NATO.

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Fact #3 : No Dirty Bomb Has Exploded In Donbas

Andrew Bridgen bizarrely claimed that a dirty bomb may have already exploded in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

Bridgen : Well, it could be a dirty bomb. There’s a lot of nuclear material floating around in Ukraine from their nuclear reactors.

I mean to create contamination, all you need is some conventional explosives and some nuclear material and you’ve got a dirty bomb. They may have already been set off in the Donbas area now.

It may seem silly, but it has to be said – no dirty bomb has exploded in Donbas. If that occurred, it would have sparked international outrage as the affected area would have been contaminated for years.

Fact #4 : Ukraine Is Not A NATO Country

The People’s Voice article bizarrely referred to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, saying that an attack by Russia on any NATO country would require the United States and all NATO members to “declare war on Russia”. It then states that such a “false flag by NATO, pinned on Russia” could be that trigger.

Well, that’s a really silly claim. Even if the (non-existent) dirty bomb did indeed explode in the Donbas region of Ukraine, it would not trigger Article 5… because Ukraine is not a NATO member!

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Fact #5 : 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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Vaccines poorly-tested because FDA is funded by Big Pharma?!

Are vaccines poorly-tested because the US FDA is partly funded by Big Pharma?!

Take a look at the latest controversial claim by Vice Presidential candidate Nicole Shanahan, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Nicole Shanahan : Vaccines Poorly-Tested Because FDA Is Funded By Big Pharma!

Vice Presidential candidate, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.‘s running mate, Nicole Shanahan just claimed or suggested (archive) that vaccines are poorly tested because the US FDA is partly funded by pharmaceutical companies!

Our only protection from poorly tested vaccines is our regulatory agencies like the FDA. Yet, 46% of the FDA’s total operating budget is funded by pharmaceutical companies. This is what is meant by AGENCY CAPTURE.

A Kennedy-Shanahan administration will end the rampant conflicts of interest in the regulation of the medicines and vaccines we need. We can reverse the explosion of chronic diseases in our population by demanding that drugs and vaccines undergo proper, long-term testing. We will make manufacturers responsible for the damage caused by their products, so they are again incentivized to make them as safe as possible.

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Truth : Vaccines Are Properly Tested Even Though FDA Is Funded By Big Pharma!

This is unfortunately more misinformation by the Vice Presidential candidate, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.‘s running mate, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 :  Vaccines Are Not Poorly Tested

Let me start by pointing out that there is no evidence that the FDA ever approved any “poorly-tested” vaccine. Nicole Shanahan certainly provided no evidence that the FDA has ever done that, although the insinuation appears to be that there is “rampant conflicts of interest” due to “AGENCY CAPTURE”.

Even the COVID-19 vaccines, which were accused of being “rushed”, underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were shown to be safe and effective. To date, there has been no evidence that those clinical trials were compromised in any way by the pharmaceutical industry’s funding of the US FDA.

Fact #2 :  FDA User Fees Improve Efficiency

In her post, Nicole Shanahan shared a screenshot of an article titled Why is the FDA Funded in Part by the Companies It Regulates?, but oddly enough did not provide a direct link to the article itself.

Perhaps that’s because the May 2021 article by C. Michael White of the UConn School of Pharmacy explained how user fees have helped to improve efficiency at the US FDA.

Because of the additional funding generated by user fees and performance measures that the FDA has to meet, the FDA is quicker and more willing to discuss what it wants to see in an application with manufacturers. It also offers clearer guidance for manufacturers.

The author also pointed out that FDA user fees are “a viable way to shift some of the financial burden to manufacturers who stand to make money from the approval and sale of drugs in the lucrative U.S. market.

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Fact #3 : User Fees Don’t Affect Regulations

The user fees that the US FDA charges go towards paying people and other related costs of assessing and either approving or denying new drugs, vaccines, and medical devices.

They don’t affect its review process, as the FDA explained in its article that has been around since October 2022:

For products where premarket review is required, there are standards for FDA product review that are written into law and that the agency follows regardless of the source of funding. The FDA’s work, high standards, and decisions are guided by science and focused on protecting and promoting the public health.  

Importantly, there is no direct connection between a fee paid to submit an application and the review outcome for that application. The fees are not a “fee-for-service” payment.  Rather, the user fees, including application fees, are authorized by Congress to help the FDA fund payroll and related costs to deliver on program goals.  

User fees provide the FDA with supplemental resources for reviewing product applications based on the scientific and clinical evidence, and for conducting related activities.

While the agency strives to meet the review timeline goals established as a part of the user fee program agreements, the timeline does not force the FDA to decide on a product application before the agency’s work is complete. If additional work is necessary, the FDA continues working past the applicable goal date. The user fee performance goals anticipate this may happen and do not count on meeting the timeline 100% of the time.

Arguably, user fees help FDA improve its review of new drugs and vaccines, not the other way around.

Fact #4 :  There Are Other Regulatory Agencies

I should point out that even if the US FDA is somehow compromised by its funding by pharmaceutical companies, there are other regulatory agencies in other countries like the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Health Canada, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), etc.

Vaccines that are approved by the US FDA are only approved for use in the United States. They still need to undergo assessment by each country’s regulatory agency. All those foreign regulatory agencies are not funded by the pharmaceutical industry, and therefore, provide a kind of verification for the regulatory work done by the US FDA.

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Fact #5 : FDA User Fees Are Used For Specific Purposes

FDA also pointed out that it is required by law to spend user fees only on specific activities:

The FDA is required by law to spend user fee funds only on specified activities. For example, human prescription drug user fee funds can only be used for activities specified in the law, which include monitoring of research, review of human drug applications and post-market safety activities.

Similarly, medical device user fee funds can only be used for activities specified in the law, which include monitoring of research, review of device applications, and a defined set of post-market activities.    

In short – FDA user fees are used to fund its critical regulatory and review activities, which would otherwise by paid for by taxpayers, instead of pharmaceutical companies.

Fact #6 : FDA User Fees Are Reauthorised By Congress

The user fees came about after the FDA was too slow in studying and approving experimental HIV drugs during the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The US Congress then passed the Prescription Drug User Fee Act in 1992, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. Since then, it has to be reauthorised every five years by Congress, before being signed into law by the President of the United States.

So even if the Kennedy-Shanahan administration does come to pass (which appears to be highly unlikely), it is highly unlikely that Congress would agree to provide additional funding to make up for the shortfall should user fees be eliminated.

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Did JAG Just Hang Four Colorado Supreme Court Justices?!

Did JAG just hang four 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 Hangs Four Colorado Supreme Court Justices!

Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that US Marines just arrested Oregon AG Ellen Rosenbaum for treason!

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

JAG Serial Hangs Four Criminal Colorado SCJs

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Truth : JAG Did Not Hang Four 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 Hang Any Supreme Court Justice

This is really silly, but it has to be said – the US Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) did not hang any Colorado Supreme Court justice for any reason, never mind voting to remove Donald Trump from the state ballots in the 2024 US Presidential elections.

In fact, neither the US Marines nor JAG have arrested any Colorado Supreme Court, and they have certainly not executed any of them by hanging!

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 or executed for any reason, by the JAG, the US Marines, or any law enforcement officials.

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Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

Regardless of the reasons, it is really silly for anyone to claim that JAG executed four Colorado Supreme Court justices by hanging.

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.

Even if JAG officers are used to prosecute civilians like the Colorado Supreme Court Justices, they are not the judge, jury, and executioner.

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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Did Elon Musk say US voting machines are designed for fraud?!

Did Elon Musk say that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Elon Musk Said US Voting Machines Are Designed For Fraud!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Elon Musk said that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud!

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

Elon Musk Sounds the Alarm: “U.S. Voting Machines Are Designed To Allow Fraud”

Elon Musk has called for the banning of all electronic voting machines in America, warning that they are designed to allow rampant fraud to take place by bad faith actors.

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Truth : Elon Musk Did Not Say US Voting Machines Are Designed For Fraud!

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

Fact #1 : Elon Musk Did Not Say US Voting Machines Are Designed For Fraud!

First, let me just point out that Elon Musk never said that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud.

If he actually made such a controversial and explosive claim, it would have been extensively reported by the mainstream media. Needless to say – that never happened, because Elon Musk never said anything to that effect.

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Elon Musk said that US voting machines are designed to allowed fraud.

In fact, beyond mentioning it in its title and lede, the rest of the article never mentioned anything about Elon Musk saying that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud.

Fact #2 : Elon Musk Only Spoke Out Against Electronic Voting Machines

In response to a Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s post about voting irregularities involving electronic voting machines in Puerto Rico, Elon Musk only stated that “electronic voting machines” should be eliminated due to the risk of being hacked:

We should eliminate electronic voting machines. The risk of being hacked by humans or AI, while small, is still too high.

As you can see, Elon Musk never said that US voting machines (which are still based on paper ballots) are designed to allow fraud. So why would The People’s Voice article claim otherwise???

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Fact #3 : Puerto Rico Uses Paper Ballots

I should also point out that Puerto Rico does not use electronic voting machines that record the votes directly, called Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) systems.

Puerto Rico uses paper ballots, that are marked either by hand or assistive marking devices called Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). The paper ballots are then tabulated by hand-fed optical scanning machines.

In fact, the voting discrepancies were not actually due to the machines used, but the software used to calculate the vote totals.

The problem stemmed from a software issue that caused machines supplied by Dominion Voting Systems to incorrectly calculate vote totals, said Jessika Padilla Rivera, the commission’s interim president.

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:

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

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Was Billionaire Frank Stronach Arrested For Child Rape?!

Was billionaire Frank Stronach just arrested on child rape charges?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Billionaire Frank Stronach Was Arrested For Child Rape!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that billionaire Frank Stronach was just arrested on child rape charges!

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

Trudeau Mega Donor Arrested on Child Rape Charges

Frank Stronach, a billionaire with ties to Justin Trudeau and Canada’s Liberal Party, was arrested on Friday on a slew of child sex charges.

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Truth : Billionaire Frank Stronach Was Not Arrested For Child Rape!

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

Fact #1 : Frank Stronach Was Not Arrested For Child Rape!

First, let me just point out that Frank Stronach was not arrested for child rape. He was arrested on 7 June 2024, and charged with rape and indecent assault on a female, as well as sexual assault and forcible confinement.

According to the Peel regional police, the sexual assaults spanned from the 1980s to as recent as 2023. However, there was no mention of Frank Stronach raping any child, or having sex with children.

In fact, The People’s Voice article linked to a Peel Regional Police report (archive) that clearly did not mention anything about child sex or child rape:

On June 7, 2024, Frank Stronach was arrested and charged with five criminal offences, rape, indecent assault on a female, sexual assault x2 and forcible confinement. He has been released on conditions and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

Police are appealing to members of the public to come forward if they have any relevant information.

The Peel Regional Police never said that Frank Stronach was arrested for child rape or child sex, so why would The People’s Voice claim otherwise???

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Fact #2 : Frank Stronach Is Now An Austrian Politician

While The People’s Voice article tried to link Frank Stronach to Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party, the truth is – Frank Stronach is now an Austrian politician.

Stronach ran as the Liberal Party candidate in York – Simcoe in the 1998 Canadian federal election, but lost to John E. Cole. However, he left Canadian politics and went into Austrian politics in 2011. In September 2012, Frank Stronach launched a new Austrian political party called Team Stronach for Austria.

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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Is Hillary Clinton Facing Prison For Crimes Against Children?!

Is Hillary Clinton facing prison time for crimes against children?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Hillary Clinton Faces Prison For Crimes Against Children!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Hillary Clinton is facing prison time for crimes against children!

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

Hillary Clinton Facing Life in Prison for ‘Crimes Against Children’

The elite pedophile ring operating in Washington D.C. is about to go down, according to an investigator who reveals Ashley Biden and Melinda Gates are “singing like canaries” in the high-stakes investigation that is set to shock the world.

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Truth : Hillary Clinton Is Not Facing Prison For Crimes Against Children!

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

Fact #1 : No Evidence Hillary Clinton Is Under Investigation

First, let me just point out that there is zero evidence that any law enforcement entity is investigating Hillary Clinton for “crimes against children”.

If Hillary Clinton was actually being investigated for crimes against children, this would have been covered by mainstream media all across the world, not announced only in a notorious misinformation website.

Right-wing QAnon and MAGA conspiracy theorists, fuelled by Russian operatives have long claimed that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring in the basement of a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant. Yet, they have not been able to furnish even one iota of evidence that Hillary Clinton was ever investigated for any child sex crime.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice provided no evidence to back up its claims. In fact, it never even mentioned the investigator or the investigation that would be putting Hillary Clinton behind bars for “crimes against children”.

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Fact #3 : Hillary Clinton Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly showed Hillary Clinton posting that:

Arrest warrants are issued.

frazzledrip tapes … been seized.

There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton ever posted this on social media, and why would she? Think about this for a moment – why would Hillary Clinton ever post publicly that arrest warrants have been issued for her crimes against children???

And if that was something Hillary Clinton really posted that on social media, why would The People’s Voice censor it?! Isn’t that odd???

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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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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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Did WHO DG Have Robert Fico Shot Over Pandemic Treaty?!

Did WHO DG Tedros arrange for Robert Fico to be shot after failing to convince him to continue with the Pandemic Treaty?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO DG Had Robert Fico Shot Over Pandemic Treaty!

People are sharing a video of Meryl Nass, who appeared to suggest that WHO DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus may have ordered the failed assassination of Robert Fico, after failing to convince its populist Prime Minister to continued with the Pandemic Treaty!

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“[F]irst Tedros was there [in Slovakia], and then someone tries to assassinate him [PM Robert Fico]…I can’t guarantee you the two things are related, but it is extraordinary that every major newspaper claimed immediately that the assassination was the result of a ‘lone wolf.'”

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Truth : WHO DG Did Not Have Robert Fico Shot Over Pandemic Treaty!

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

Fact #1 : Dr. Tedros Did Not Fly To Slovakia To Meet Robert Fico!

Let me start by pointing out that WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not fly to Slovakia to speak with Prime Minister Robert Fico, in an attempt to convince him to continue with the Pandemic Treaty.

In fact, the last time Dr. Tedros flew to Slovakia was in June 2022almost two years ago, when he attended the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum, with Zuzana Čaputová, the President of the Slovak Republic.

Fact #2 : WHO DG Tedros Was In Paris + Geneva

Robert Fico was shot by a gunman while greeting people outside the House of Culture in Handlova, at around 2:30 PM local time on Wednesday, 15 May 2024.

A day before Fico was shot, WHO DG Tedros was in Paris, attending the Summit for Clean Cooking in Africa. He even posted photos of a high-level dialogue hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron that day!

After that, a WHO spokesperson confirmed that Dr. Tedros flew back to WHO headquarters in Geneva, where he posted his condemnation of the attempt assassination of Robert Fico, before hosting Francophone ambassadors in Geneva.

It would be a miraculous feat for Dr. Tedros to be in two places at the same time. Needless to say, neither Meryl Nass, nor the people sharing her video / claims, ever provide any evidence WHO DG Tedros was in Slovakia in May 2024…

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Fact #3 : Robert Fico Did Not Reject WHO Pandemic Treaty

Claims that Robert Fico was shot because he rejected the WHO Pandemic Treaty is nonsense. Robert Fico did not recently formally and/or publicly reject the WHO Pandemic Treaty, as some people have claimed or suggested.

It was Peter Kotlár, the Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for the COVID-19 pandemic, who formally and publicly rejected the “current version” of the WHO Pandemic Treaty on 10 May 2024. Even that was not a final, conclusive rejection of the WHO Pandemic Treaty.

While Robert Fico himself appear to speak out against the WHO Pandemic Treaty, he did not actually say that he was rejecting the WHO Pandemic Treaty. He only said that the SMER party will not support expanding the powers of the WHO, at the expense of the state’s right to tackle future pandemics.

In other words, it very much sounds like he’s okay with WHO gaining more powers, as long as Slovakia still retains the right to tackle future pandemics its own way.

Fact #4 : Fico’s Ministers Called It Politically Motivated

In addition, claims that media outlets were instructed to claim that the shooting was committed by a lone wolf is equally nonsensical.

For one thing – the gunman, who was later identified as 71 year-old Juraj Cintula from Levice, was immediately detained by Fico’s security detail.

Then, both Defense Minister Robert Kaliňák and Interior Minister Matúš Šutaj Eštok called the shooting “politically motivated,” with Šutaj Eštok saying that “the suspect made the decision to do it shortly after the presidential election,” which ended just last month – on 6 April 2024.

Juraj Cintula frequented events organised by the pro-Russian paramilitary group, Slovenski branci (Slovakian Recruits), and praised the group and its anti-immigration stance multiple times on social media.

There is no evidence that Juraj Cintula was inspired to shoot Robert Fico because he was against the WHO Pandemic Treaty. In fact – none of those who made those suggestions or claims ever provided any evidence to back them up!

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Did ex-bf David Upchurch reveal Michelle Obama was a man?!

Did David Upchurch who dated Michelle Obama in high school reveal that she was really a man called Michael Robinson?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ex-BF David Upchurch Reveals Michelle Obama Was A Man!

Some people are claiming that David Upchurch who dated Michelle Obama in high school reveal that she was really a man called Michael Robinson!

aka : JUST IN: Michelle Obama’s ex-boyfriend David Upchurch has come forward to reveal that “she” is actually a man named Michael Robinson and only became “Michelle” after meeting Barack Obama and having prospects of becoming First Lady. It’s official: Michelle Obama is a man.

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Truth : David Upchurch Never Said Michelle Obama Was A Man!

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

Fact #1 : David Upchurch Never Said Michelle Obama Was A Man!

Let me start by pointing out that David Upchurch never said that Michelle Obama was a man!

If that actually happened, it would have been reported by the media, and celebrity blogs, all over the world! Obviously, that did not happen, because David Upchurch never made such a ridiculous claim.

Unsurprisingly – none of those who made the ridiculous claim actually provided any evidence David Upchurch ever said that Michelle Obama was really born a man called Michael Robinson!

Fact #2 : David Upchurch Only Referred To Michell Obama As Female

In March 2009, David Upchurch told The Daily Mail about being Michelle Obama’s first love, and escorting her to prom.

He was not only her neighbour, he attended the same Whitney M Young High School in Chicago, Illinois, and had been going out with Michelle Robinson (her maiden name) for almost 1.5 years before taking her to prom.

I grew up with Michelle and her brother Craig. We  were neighbours, and our families were close.

When Michelle was in the middle of her junior year, we began dating and continued to date for a year-and-a-half.

David Upchurch only referred to Michelle Obama as “she”, “her”, and “Michelle”, and never claimed she was a man called Michael Robinson.

I wished the best for Michelle because she has always been a  wonderful  person. I always knew Michelle was special and would make a  difference in the world.

I cannot tell you how proud I am of her and her husband. I  have never met  Barack, but I have to say, he is a very lucky man.

Why would anyone claim that he ever said that Michelle Obama was really a man called Michael Robinson???

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Fact #3 : Michelle Obama Gave Birth To Two Girls

Claims that Michelle Obama was born a man called Michael is not only false, it’s ridiculous because she gave birth to two girls – Malia Obama and Sasha Obama.

In November 2018, Michelle Obama even opened up about her experience with infertility, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage early in their marriage. Eventually she and former President Barack Obama resorted to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to conceive Malia and Sasha.

For those who are wondering – transgender women cannot give birth, or suffer miscarriages, as they were born men, and lack both ovaries and uterus. And no, Malia and Sasha Obama were not adopted!

Fact #4 : Michelle Obama Was Female All Her Life

Even if you ignore the fact that she gave birth to two girls, Michelle Obama grew up as a female. Her family and friends only knew her as a girl and then, a woman. Never as a boy or a man who later became transgender.

Michelle Obama sometimes shares photos of her childhood on her Instagram account. They are all proof that she grew up as a girl, never as a boy. On the other hand, all these claims that she was born a boy called Michael Robinson has never been backed by any evidence.

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Malia Obama with her new baby sister, Sasha (2001)

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake News About The Obamas

This is yet another example of fake news about the Barack and Michelle Obama, just like these examples:

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Is Iranian President Alive After Surviving Helicopter Crash?!

Is Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi alive after surviving the helicopter crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Iranian President Is Alive After Surviving Crash!

Within hours of news breaking that the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed, people started sharing a photo while claiming that the Iranian President is alive, after surviving the helicopter crash!

Aussie Cossack (deleted) : Iran’s President survived the helicopter crash and is en router to Tabriz in the Presidential motorcade

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Truth : Iranian President Confirmed Dead After Helicopter Crash!

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

Fact #1 : Ebrahim Raisi Was Confirmed Dead

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi arrived at the northern border between Iran and Azerbaijan, to inaugurate the Gir Galasi hydroelectric dam with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. After that inauguration, the Iranian delegation left in a convoy of three helicopters to Tabriz.

At approximately 1:30 PM local time, the helicopter carrying the Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Governor of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, and Supreme Leader Representative in East Azerbaijan Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, crashed shortly after some passengers made an emergency call.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) described the crash as a “hard landing”. Even at 10:30 AM (GMT+8) on Monday 20, it was unknown if anyone was injured or killed in that crash.

An Iranian official told Reuters that rescuers were still struggling to reach the crash site, and that the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”.

At approximately 12:30 PM (GMT+8) on 20 May, Iranian state TV confirmed that President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others were killed in the helicopter crash.

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Fact #2 : Viral Photo Taken In July 2022, Not May 2024

The photo being shared as “evidence” that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi survived the helicopter crash was actually taken at Firuzkuh, Tehran on 30 July 2022 – almost 2 years ago!

That handout photo was taken and provided by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), and shows Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visiting Firuzkuh after floods.

Fact #3 : Crashed Helicopter Was Bell 212, Not Mi-17

In addition, the helicopter that crashed was a US-made Bell 212 helicopter with a blue and white colour scheme.

It is a completely different helicopter from the Mi-17 seen in the July 2022 photo, which has a red and white colour scheme, and the logo of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

Here is a comparison of the 2022 photo being used to mislead people, and an actual photo taken of the Bell 212 helicopter that carried Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

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Did Israel + US Crash Iran President’s Helicopter?!

Did Israel and the United States cause the helicopter used by the President of Iran to malfunction and crash?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Israel + US Crashed Iran President’s Helicopter!

Within hours of news breaking that the helicopter carrying the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed, people started sharing a message claiming that Israel and the United States caused the helicopter used by the President of Iran to malfunction and crash!

Reactions to the “purported” crash of the helicopter carrying the Iran President and other top ranking Iranian officials

📍 All the analysts believe that the President and the other ministers are probably dead by now despite rescue efforts underway to find the plane.

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No Evidence Israel + US Crashed Iran President’s Helicopter!

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

Fact #1 : Unknown If Ebrahim Raisi Was Dead Or Alive At That Time

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi arrived at the northern border between Iran and Azerbaijan, to inaugurate the Gir Galasi hydroelectric dam with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. After that inauguration, the Iranian delegation left in a convoy of three helicopters to Tabriz.

At approximately 1:30 PM local time, the helicopter carrying the Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Governor of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, and Supreme Leader Representative in East Azerbaijan Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, crashed shortly after some passengers made an emergency call.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) described the crash as a “hard landing”. Even at 10:30 AM (GMT+8) on Monday 20, it was unknown if anyone was injured or killed in that crash.

An Iranian official told Reuters that rescuers were still struggling to reach the crash site, and that the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”.

How is it possible for anyone to know that Israel and the United States are responsible for the helicopter crash, when rescuers had not even reached the crash site that day, never mind investigate the cause of the crash at that time???

It was only at approximately 12:30 PM (GMT+8) on 20 May – almost a whole day later, that Iranian state TV confirmed that President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others were killed in the helicopter crash.

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Fact #2 : Two Other Helicopters Arrived Safely

The viral message claimed that Israel and the US brought down the helicopter carrying the Iranian president by [remotely] disabling its navigation system.

If there was an electronic attack on the helicopter, it would have affected the other two helicopters travelling in the same convoy. Yet the other two helicopters landed safely.

In addition, the flight crew and occupants of those two helicopters did not claim or report that there was an attack on the helicopter that crashed.

Fact #3 : Iranian State Media Blamed Bad Weather For Crash

Iranian state media did not blame Israel or the United States for the helicopter crash. Instead, Iranian state media blamed bad weather for crash, and said that the helicopter made a “hard landing” after getting into difficulties while travelling through heavy fog in the mountainous area.

The rain and heavy fog also made it extremely difficult for rescue efforts, with Iranian state TV broadcasting footage of rescuers trying to reach in the rain and fog trying to reach the crash site. Iranian state media quoted a regional army commander as saying:

The area has very cold, rainy, and foggy weather conditions. The rain is gradually turning into snow.

If the Iranians are not even blaming Israel or the United States for the crash, why would anyone claim otherwise???

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Fact #4 : No Reputable Analyst Claimed Israel / US Involvement

The viral message claimed that “the majority of analysts” or “all the analysts” believe that the helicopter crash was caused by Israel and the United States. That’s utter nonsense.

Currently, no reputable analyst has made such claims. In fact, the viral message did not even name a single analyst who made such a claim!

Fact #5 : Viral Photos Show Trident Pier In Gaza!

To make the fake message more convincing, it comes with two photos, purportedly of US Army equipment used to attack the helicopter carrying the President of Iran. That’s just utter nonsense.

For one thing – the photos were taken at the Trident pier the US military built to provide aid to the Gaza Strip – over a thousand kilometres away!

In addition, it only shows point defences protecting the pier, specifically a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) system with a 20mm Gatling gun, and the M-LIDS system which targets drones and other UAVs.

These point defence systems are very short-ranged, and cannot attack helicopters flying over a thousand kilometres away!

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Fact #6 : Russia Did Not Blame Israel + US For Iran Helicopter Crash

Finally, the viral message falsely claimed that Russian Foreign Minister said that “Israel carried out the assassination of the Iranian President under the auspices of the United States of America.”

That’s not true. Sergey Lavrov has not commented on the Iranian president’s helicopter crash, never mind blame Israel and the United States for it.

Only Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has commented on the helicopter crash, stating:

We are closely following the reports about the passengers of the third helicopter, which carried top-ranking Iranian officials, including President Raisi.

We sincerely hope that they are alive and their lives are out of danger. Russia is ready to offer all necessary help in the search for the missing helicopter and the investigation of the accident.

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Was Robert Fico shot for rejecting WHO Pandemic Treaty?!

Was Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico shot for rejecting the WHO Pandemic Treaty?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Robert Fico Was Shot For Rejecting WHO Pandemic Treaty!

Right after Robert Fico was shot multiple times in the central Slovak town of Handlova, some people claimed or suggested that the Prime Minister of Slovakia was shot for rejecting the WHO Pandemic Treaty!

Concerned Citizen : 🚨 🇸🇰 Breaking: Slovakia

The Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico has just been shot in public.

This comes only days after Fico formally & publicly rejected The WHO Global Pandemic Accord ‼️

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Truth : Robert Fico Was Not Shot For Rejecting WHO Pandemic Treaty!

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

Fact #1 : Assassination Attempt Was Politically Motivated

First, let me just point out that Robert Fico was not shot because he was against the WHO Pandemic Treaty.

On 15 May 2024, Robert Fico was greeting people outside the House of Culture in Handlova, when a gunman fired five shots at him, hitting him in the abdomen, head and chest. The gunman, who was later identified as 71 year-old Juraj Cintula from Levice, was immediately detained by Fico’s security detail.

Both Defense Minister Robert Kaliňák and Interior Minister Matúš Šutaj Eštok called the shooting “politically motivated,” with Šutaj Eštok saying that “the suspect made the decision to do it shortly after the presidential election,” which ended just last month – on 6 April 2024.

Juraj Cintula frequented events organised by the pro-Russian paramilitary group, Slovenski branci (Slovakian Recruits), and praised the group and its anti-immigration stance multiple times on social media.

There is no evidence that Juraj Cintula was inspired to shoot Robert Fico because he was against the WHO Pandemic Treaty. In fact – none of those who made those suggestions or claims ever provided any evidence to back them up!

Fact #2 : Peter Kotlár Rejected WHO Pandemic Treaty Recently

I should also point out that Robert Fico did not recently “formally and publicly rejected” the WHO Pandemic Treaty, as some people have claimed or suggested.

It was Peter Kotlár, the Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for the COVID-19 pandemic, who formally and publicly rejected the “current version” of the WHO Pandemic Treaty on 10 May 2024.

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Fact #3 : Robert Fico Did Not Outright Reject WHO Pandemic Treaty

Robert Fico is a politician, and like all politicians, they have a way of speaking in a way that offers a way out. So we have to examine carefully what he said.

Even though Robert Fico has said that he is against the WHO Pandemic Treaty months ago, he never actually rejected it outright. Here is the English translation of the video that people share of him “rejecting” the WHO Pandemic Treaty:

I also declare very clearly that SMER (Slovakian Social Democracy) will not support strengthening the powers of the World Health Organization at the expense of sovereign states in managing the fight against pandemics.

If you carefully read what he said, you will realise that Robert Fico never actually said that he was rejecting the WHO Pandemic Treaty. He only said that the SMER party will not support expanding the powers of the WHO, at the expense of the state’s right to tackle future pandemics.

In other words, it very much sounds like Robert Fico is okay with WHO gaining more powers, as long as Slovakia still retains the right to tackle future pandemics its own way. And that brings us to this next point…

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Fact #4 : WHO Pandemic Treaty Does Not Affect Sovereignty!

If you download and read the zero draft, or any of the Pandemic Treaty’s draft agreements, you will realise that WHO Member States will continue to have the right to “determine and manage” their own healthcare initiatives, including how to tackle future pandemics!

In fact, the issue of sovereignty was addressed at least three times in the latest April 2024 draft:

… reaffirming the principle of sovereignty of States in addressing public health matters,

Recalling the sovereign right of States over their biological resources…

… the sovereign right of States to adopt, legislate and implement legislation, within their jurisdiction, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the WHO Constitution and the principles of international law, and their sovereign rights over their biological resources;

Only those who did not read any of the draft agreements will remain unaware that the WHO Pandemic Treaty would not affect any country’s sovereignty!

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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.

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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!

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

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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Will Pandemic Treaty Threaten US Sovereignty + Constitution?!

Will the WHO Pandemic Treaty threaten US sovereignty and its constitutional rights?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO Pandemic Treaty Will Threaten US Sovereignty!

People are sharing posts that claim or suggest that the WHO Pandemic Treaty will threaten US sovereignty and its constitutional rights!

Vigilant News / The Vigilant Fox :

US Senators Drop a Bombshell on the World Health Organization

These claims are based on a letter that Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Rick Scott sent to the Biden Administration:

Dear Mr. President:

Next month, during the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA), your administration is expected to commit the United States to two international agreements that would strengthen the World Health Organization’s (WHO) authority to declare public health emergencies of international concern and expand the WHO’s authority over member states during such emergencies. This is unacceptable.

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Truth : WHO Pandemic Treaty Will Not Threaten US Sovereignty!

This is yet another example of fake news about the WHO Pandemic Treaty, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WHO Member States Want To Better Prepare For Future Pandemics

This claim is based on WHO member state discussions, which started in 2022, to amend existing International Health Regulations to strengthen the world’s preparedness against future global pandemics.

The International Health Regulations (IHR) were first adopted by member states in 1969, empowering the WHO to monitor global diseases. Those regulations have since been revised over the years, including in 2005 – after the SARS outbreak.

On 1 December 2021, world leaders agreed to kickstart the process to draft and negotiate an agreement or convention to “strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response“.

Fact #2 : Recommendations Came From WHO Member States

The proposed recommendations came from WHO member states, and not WHO itself. Among the more than 200 recommendations on how to better prepare for the next pandemic were:

  • sharing of data and genomic sequences on emerging viruses
  • a plan for equitable vaccine distribution
  • a ban on wildlife markets
  • incentives for reporting new viruses or variants

Fact #3 : Biden Administration Does Not Want A Binding Agreement

The European Union proposed that the changes be adopted in the form of a new treaty, a measure backed by Britain, Indonesia and Kenya, among other countries.

Despite what people are claiming on social media, the United States has opposed a binding treaty. India and Brazil are similarly reluctant about adopting a treaty.

The EU proposed the treaty and is its biggest backer, with support from Britain, Indonesia, Kenya and others.

The United States will take part in the talks but has opposed a binding treaty. India and Brazil have also voiced reservations.

Yet, all GOP senators are apparently insisting that the WHO Pandemic Treaty should be a binding treaty??? Do they want to maintain US sovereignty, or hand it over to the WHO???

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Fact #4 : WHO Pandemic Treaty Is Unlikely To Be Binding

The zero draft of the proposed WHO agreement on preparing for future pandemics was released on 1 February 2023, and was the focus of the article by The Epoch Times.

If you download and read the zero draft, you will realise that the WHO is still calling it a “convention, agreement, or other international instruments“, clearly showing that member countries have not decided whether they want it to be binding or otherwise.

In the third point noted on the very first page of the draft, it was even pointed out that this is just a draft that is being used for “commencing negotiations“, and that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed“.

The INB (Intergovernmental Negotiating Body) further agreed that the zero draft would be considered at its fourth meeting as a basis for commencing negotiations at that meeting, it being understood that the zero draft will be without prejudice to the position of any delegation and following the principle that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”.

So it is ludicrous for anyone who read the first page of the zero draft to claim that the Biden Administration is planning to sign away US sovereignty to the WHO. Moreover, the Biden Administration does not want a binding agreement, while the GOP senators appear to be demanding for one!

More to the point – if the Biden Administration holds firm, the Pandemic Treaty will not be binding, as every country has to agree to these changes, or nothing changes.

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Fact #5 : WHO Pandemic Treaty Does Not Affect Sovereignty!

If you download and read the zero draft, or any of the Pandemic Treaty’s draft agreements, you will realise that WHO Member States will continue to have the right to “determine and manage” their own healthcare initiatives, including how to tackle future pandemics!

In fact, the issue of sovereignty was addressed at least three times in the latest April 2024 draft:

… reaffirming the principle of sovereignty of States in addressing public health matters,

Recalling the sovereign right of States over their biological resources…

… the sovereign right of States to adopt, legislate and implement legislation, within their jurisdiction, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the WHO Constitution and the principles of international law, and their sovereign rights over their biological resources;

Only those who did not read any of the draft agreements will remain unaware that the WHO Pandemic Treaty would not affect any country’s sovereignty!

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Fact #6 : WHO DG Dismissed Sovereignty Claim In May 2022

On May 17, 2022, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus dismissed the claim that countries signing up for this new agreement would be giving up their sovereignty.

The accord process is led by Member States with their own Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (called INB), representing all regions of the world. The INB has now started a two-year process that includes global public hearings with all stakeholders. This represents the world’s opportunity to plan together, detect pathogens quicker, share data broadly and collectively respond more effectively to the next diseases X or known pathogens.

Unfortunately, there has been a small minority of groups making misleading statements and purposefully distorting facts.

I want to be crystal clear. WHO’s agenda is public, open and transparent. WHO stands strongly for individual rights. We passionately support everyone’s right to health and we will do everything we can to ensure that that right is realized.

The first ever World Health Assembly, which took place soon after the WHO Constitution entered into force in 1948, was a watershed event in global public health. And like the proposed pandemic preparedness accord, this did not mean WHO usurped nations’ sovereignty; in fact it strengthened countries’ ability to fight diseases together.

WHO is an expression of Member States’ own sovereignty and WHO is entirely what the sovereign 194 Member States want WHO to be.

Every year, these sovereign governments come together at the World Health Assembly to set the health agenda for the world. Individually we can’t beat pandemics; our best chance is together.

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Nicole Shanahan is wrong about VAERS + vaccine injury payouts!

Vice Presidential candidate Nicole Shanahan just spouted nonsense about VAERS and vaccine injury compensation! Take a look at her viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Nicole Shanahan : VAERS Is Organisation That Determines Vaccine Injury!

Vice Presidential candidate, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.‘s running mate, Nicole Shanahan just claimed (archive) that VAERS is the organization that determines if someone was injured by a vaccine, and can be compensated.

In the United States, VAERS is the body that determines if someone injured by a vaccine can be compensated. Here’s the dirty truth: Tax payers cover all expenses for this (all legal fees and the payout), not the pharmaceutical company actually responsible for the injury.

That means these companies can make you sick, get paid huge profits from selling the injections, and the taxpayers are the ones on the hook for their mistakes. As the Covid vaccine is proven to be responsible for more and more injuries, this scheme promises to take our country even further into debt.

The correct course of action is to return to standard tort liability for all vaccine developers. It is the right thing for our country, for our budget, and is even in the best interest of the vaccine developers who will be held to a higher standard in safety.

Nicole Shanahan made those comments in response to a PeterSweden post about AstraZeneca facing $255 million in compensation for admitting that its COVID-19 vaccines can cause blood clots.

When told that she was wrong, Shanahan chose not to apologise for the mistake and post a correction. Instead, she doubled down (archive), insisting that VAERS is an organisation that defines vaccine injuries that can be compensated:

Seeing people want more information – GREAT! VAERS is an organization that defines what injuries can be compensated – yes it is a database. The payout, and the lawyers who represent the injured are paid by taxpayers via a sister organization VICP.

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Truth : VAERS Is Not Organisation That Determines Vaccine Injury!

It is unfortunate that someone running to be Vice President of the United States not only responded to a known peddler of fake news, she appeared to be agreeing with him.

As the running mate of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is notoriously anti-vaccine, Nicole Ann Shanahan may be trying to impress him, or his supporters – many of whom espouse the same anti-vaccine rhetoric and opinions.

However, in doing so, she demonstrated her profound lack of knowledge. Here is what Nicole Shanahan needs to know about VAERS

Fact #1 :  VAERS Is A Reporting System

Let me start by pointing out that VAERS is an an acronym for the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System used by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

VAERS is not a body that “determines if someone injured by a vaccine can be compensated”, as Nicole Shanahan claimed. It is an early warning system design to collect adverse event reports, to detect possible safety problems in U.S. licensed vaccines.

Fact #2 :  VAERS Data Is Unverified

I should point out that VAERS is a passive reporting system similar to the British Yellow Card system, and it relies on individuals or healthcare professionals to submit reports of potential adverse reactions to vaccines.

While its open, catch-all design lets scientists catch very rare adverse events that even large clinical trials may not catch, VAERS is open to abuse as anyone from anywhere in the world can submit a report, and write anything they want.

In other words – VAERS data is unverified, and cannot be used to determine whether a vaccine injury has occurred, never mind determine whether someone should be compensated for that vaccine injury!

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Fact #3 : VAERS Is Managed By CDC + FDA

VAERS is also not an independent or separate organisation. It is a database that is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

For Shanahan’s benefit, both the CDC and the FDA are agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Hence, the official VAERS website is https://vaers.hhs.gov – it is using a subdomain under the official HHS government website domain.

Fact #4 : VICP Determines Vaccine Injury Compensations

As many people have pointed out to Nicole Shanahan, it is not VAERS – a database of unverified reports of vaccine adverse events, that determines whether someone should be compensated for a vaccine injury.

That job belongs to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which is under a completely different HHS agency – the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). VICP is a program offering an alternative to the tort system for resolving vaccine injury petitions.

In fact, the VAERS FAQ specifically pointed out that the VICP is a separate program from VAERS.

Is VAERS involved in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

No. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a separate program from VAERS and is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Reporting an adverse event to VAERS does not constitute filing a claim with the VICP. For more information about the VICP, call (800) 338-2382 or visit the VICP Web site.

VICP compensation is funded through excise taxes on covered vaccines, while expenses are paid through annual funding by Congress.

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Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Are Covered By CICP

While Nicole Shanahan tried to cover her mistake by claiming that VAERS “defines” what injuries can be compensated, but it is VICP that pays the compensation, that’s not accurate since she was referring to COVID-19 vaccines.

Community Notes on X (formerly Twitter) are also inaccurate when it comes to vaccine injury compensation for COVID-19 vaccines, which are not covered by the VICP, but a separate Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).

It is the 2005 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) that authorises the CICP to provide benefits / compensation to people “who sustain a covered serious physical injury as the direct result of the administration or use of covered countermeasures” that were “administered or used under a PREP Act declaration“.

The PREP Act declaration for COVID-19 does not only cover COVID-19 vaccines, but also antiviral and biologic drugs, as well as diagnostic tools, used to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19, or the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

In addition to COVID-19, the CICP also covers compensation for:

  • acute radiation syndrome
  • anthrax
  • botulinum toxin
  • Ebola
  • Marburg
  • nerve agents and certain insecticides
  • pandemic influenza
  • Smallpox and other orthopoxviruses like mpox
  • Zika

The CICP is funded through separate Congressional appropriations that must occur each time a new countermeasure is designated.

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Did Epstein Victim Name VIPs Who Rape Kids For Satan?!

Did an Epstein victim just name VIPs who rape and torture kids for Satan?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Epstein Victim Names VIPs Who Rape Kids For Satan!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that an Epstein victim just named VIPs who rape and torture kids for Satan!

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

Epstein Victim Names VIPs Who ‘Rape and Torture Kids for Satan

Alandra Markman was born into a global Satanic cult and was ritually abused and tortured throughout his childhood.

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Truth : Epstein Victim Did Not Name VIPs Who Rape Kids For Satan!

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

Fact #1 : Alandra Markman Was Not Epstein Victim

Let me start by quickly pointing out that Alandra Markman was not a victim of Jeffrey Epstein!

After all, Jeffrey Epstein preyed on girls, and Alandra Markman is a man. On top of that, Alandra Markman himself never claimed to be an Epstein victim!

So why would The People’s Voice article claim or suggest that Alandra Markman was an Epstein victim???

Fact #2 : Alandra Markman Was Not Close To Epstein

While Alandra Markman claimed to have been on Jeffrey Epstein’s island, he said that he “didn’t get that close to him personally” and that he only saw him around.

Here is the relevant transcript from the Anneke Lucas interview with Alandra Markman, at around 57:40:

He was never… I didn’t get that close to him personally. I would just see him around.

I mean when I was being taken to these islands, I would see all kinds of popular and famous people.

At 59:42, Alandra reasserted that he didn’t spend much time with Jeffrey Epstein:

So I can’t… I can’t speak that much to him because I never had that much of … of his attention. It’s just like sizing me up for something and then immediately onto the next person so um.. I can’t say I was ever spending much time.

So why would anyone claim that Alandra Markman was an Epstein victim? He himself admitted he hardly knew the man!

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Fact #3 : Alandra Markman Never Revealed Any VIP Names

Shockingly, but perhaps unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article never mentioned the names of the VIPs that Alandra Markman allegedly revealed. Why not???

That’s probably because in his interview with Anneke Lucas, Alandra Markman never mentioned the name of any VIP!

In fact, when I skimmed through the transcript, I noticed that he only mentioned the name of a guy called Louis Valo (?), who is obviously not a VIP. On top of that Alandra said he very much doubted that the name was genuine.

If Alandra Markman did actually reveal the names of VIPs who allegedly raped and tortured children for Satan, it would have been reported widely. Yet, nothing of the sort happened, because he never accused any VIP of doing that.

Fact #4 : Alandra Markman Never Mentioned Hillary Clinton

The People’s Voice article and video used a cover image of Alandra Markman, as well as a clearly digitally-manipulated photo of Hillary Clinton with a child.

This cover image was designed to apparently suggest that Hillary Clinton was identified by Alandra Markman as one of those VIP elite who rape children to summon Satan.

The truth is – Alandra Markman never mentioned Hillary Clinton even once in his long interview with Annette Lucas!

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Fact #5 : 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.

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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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