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stated on March 5, 2020 in a Facebook post:
Says Donald Trump tweeted, “Corona vaccine from Israel! Stock market up! Economy even stronger now! Besides US, Israel best at inventions: Judaism, olives. Wonderful vaccine, will stop Corona DEAD around world. Can’t make vaccines when being bombed, not have been possible without peace I created in Israel!”
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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke March 6, 2020

No, Donald Trump didn’t tweet that Israel has a coronavirus vaccine

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  • Donald Trump didn’t tweet this. 

Between attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, President Donald Trump has lately been tweeting about the coronavirus. 

But he didn’t tweet this: "Corona vaccine from Israel! Stock market up! Economy even stronger now! Besides US, Israel best at inventions: Judaism, olives. Wonderful vaccine, will stop Corona DEAD around world. Can’t make vaccines when being bombed, not have been possible without peace I created in Israel!" 

A screenshot posted on Facebook on March 5 gives the impression that he did, at 8:41 a.m. on March 1, to be exact. 

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

Searching Twitter, we found no such tweet from Trump. Nor did he delete the tweet

Trump has tweeted about vaccines, though. On March 2, for example, he wrote: "I am meeting with major pharmaceutical companies today at the White House about progress on a vaccine and cure. Progress being made!"

Trump’s tweets draw media coverage, but searching online for the language that appears in the Facebook post we found no mention of anyone saying it. 

We rate this Facebook post False.

 

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Donald Trump tweet, March 2, 2020

 

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