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- This is an unfounded claim.
Was it true in October when we fact-checked a claim that a White House photographer had just taken a photo of former President Donald Trump back at his old stomping grounds? No.
Was it true the following day, when we fact-checked another claim that Trump was in the White House and that he promised to lock former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton up? No.
Is a Nov. 17 Facebook video with a headline that says "Trump in the White House" true? Reader, no.
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The audio that can be heard in the actual video hedges more than the headline, saying that unnamed sources reported that Trump was at the White House and that he landed there in Marine One, the helicopter that carries the president of the United States.
But the president of the United States is Joe Biden, who was photographed at the White House himself on Nov. 17 shortly before leaving on Marine One to fly to Joint Base Andrews. Biden returned to the White House that same day, and his daily schedule for Nov. 18 showed events throughout the White House.
There is no evidence to support the claim that Trump was at the White House.
We rate this claim Pants on Fire!
Facebook post, Nov. 17, 2021
PolitiFact, No, Trump isn’t in the White House promising to jail Clinton, Oct. 29, 2021
PolitiFact, No, this isn’t a recent photo of Donald Trump at the White House, Oct. 27, 2021
Daniel Dale tweet, Nov. 17, 2021
Daniel Dale tweet, Nov. 18, 2021
New York Post, Biden greets Ciara outside White House before heading to Michigan, Nov. 17, 2021
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