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- Nancy Pelosi didn’t say this.
- This claim originated on a website that describes its content as satire.
If fans of President Donald Trump are hoping to encourage voters to re-elect him by sharing the claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has vowed to resign if he secures a second term, they should perhaps read the fine print.
"PELOSI says if President TRUMP wins, she will resign!!" one Facebook post says. "Our Father, Who Art in Heaven…."
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.)
In January, we debunked a similar claim that Pelosi said she would "resign immediately" if Trump wasn’t impeached.
This isn’t true, either.
It appears to have originated on a website called Bustatroll that describes its content as satire. In April, the site published a post with this headline: "Pelosi promises to resign if Trump is re-elected."
But this is not a real news story, and Pelosi didn’t make such a promise.
On Aug. 23, Pelosi said in a CNN interview that "of course" she would accept the election results as legitimate if Trump is re-elected in November.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, also told Reuters that Pelosi didn’t say she would resign if Trump’s re-elected.
We rate this Facebook post Pants on Fire.
Facebook post, July 30, 2020
PolitiFact, Pelosi still isn’t promising to resign if impeachment fails, Jan. 24, 2020
Bustatroll.com, Pelosi promises to resign if Trump is re-elected, April 10, 2020
Reuters, Fact check: Fabricated quote on Nancy Pelosi saying she will resign if Trump is re-elected, Aug. 31, 2020
CNN, Nancy Pelosi says she’ll accept election results, Aug. 23, 2020
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